Your General Health

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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Slay the Dragon

Whether you call it dragon breath, morning breath, or halitosis, persistent bad breath is not only socially embarrassing, it can also be a sign of poor oral hygiene, periodontal disease, digestive problems, and even sinus trouble. And all the mouthwashes and breath fresheners in the world won’t solve the problem. […]

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Does Flossing Make a Difference?

“Recent news reports question whether existing scientific research support oral health benefits associated with flossing. The bottom line for dentists and patients is that a lack of strong evidence doesn’t equate to a lack of effectiveness.” ~American Dental Association So…everyone should floss their teeth daily but when is the right time? […]

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