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Share Not Thy Toothbrush

One of the commandments of good dental health is obvious—Brush your teeth after every meal. This can help keep your mouth healthy throughout a long life. Another rule should be just as carefully observed: Do NOT use someone else’s toothbrush. Sharing toothbrushes can shorten your life. But what about emergencies, […]

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Could Singing Relieve Symptoms of Parkinsons? 

According to Medical News Today, a recent pilot study found singing therapy might reduce some of the difficult-to-treat motor and mood symptoms associated with Parkinson’s disease. Recently, researchers from Iowa State University in Ames ran a pilot study to investigate the impact of singing on a small group of individuals […]

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More Pregnant Women are Using Pot

More pregnant women seem to be using pot–sometimes to ease the nausea of morning sickness or heightened anxiety–and a new study suggests that this rise in marijuana use is most pronounced among those younger in age. Among pregnant teens younger than 18, marijuana use climbed from 12.5% to 21.8%, and […]

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The Summer Time Bruise

Some tips on dealing with insults to the epidermis now through Labor Day: Insect Stings Painful and occasional far worse, some people can have life-threatening allergic reactions to bee stings. If you think you may be one of them, ask your physician about shots that desensitize the body to insect […]

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Runners Risk Decay

“Aside from overuse injuries and skin cancer, runners score well on most measures of good health. But another red flag has been raised by new research: Runners may suffer higher risks of tooth erosion and cavities.” – Runners World Runners risk “robbing Peter to pay Paul” unless they are diligent about […]

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A Close Look at Sunglasses

People may not recognize you behind your fashionable shades—but what’s the real benefit of sunglasses? If you spend time outdoors, your eyes need protection from ultraviolet rays (high-frequency bursts of solar energy) and blue light (high-frequency visible light). This is especially true for those with light-colored eyes, those who wear […]

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