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Teachers Can Get Free Toothbrush Kits For Students

It’s never too early to teach and encourage children to take care of teeth. A study of tooth brushing techniques in groups of children aged 7 through 11 shows definite styles of brushing, according to age. Younger children use long, exuberant, not-too-effective strokes (parents must help!) and fewer of them; […]

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Whatever Makes You Smile

Something in the air tugs at your heart this season and brings a smile. It might be choral music or children’s laughter, the fragrance of pine or of fresh baked cookies. It might be twinkling holiday lights, or the warmth of a crackling fire. It could be the memories ignited […]

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Our Kind of Holiday

In Iceland, books are exchanged as Christmas Eve presents, then you spend the rest of the night in bed reading them and eating chocolate. The tradition is part of a season called Jolabokaflod, or “The Christmas Book Flood”, because Iceland which publishes more books per capita than any other country, […]

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Optimism can help you deal with stress.

That, in turn, can improve your health. Research suggests that the rewards from positive thinking range from lower rates of depression to longer life expectancy and even greater resistance to the common cold. Life abounds with challenges, and an important part of a healthy lifestyle often means spoiling yourself with […]

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What is a Good Carb?

Carbs are those foods that most affect our glycemic index (GI). Your GI relates to how much blood sugar is increased by the foods you eat. If your daily GI is too high, you may be a candidate for type-2 diabetes. So any added sugar—refined or high fructose corn syrup, […]

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Protect Your Health Over the Holidays

Heart-related deaths increase by 5 percent during the holiday season. Fatal heart attacks peak on Christmas, the day after Christmas, and New Year’s Day, according to research. While researchers don’t know exactly why heart attacks are more common around holidays, they note a number of possible reasons, including changes in diet and alcohol consumption during the holidays; stress […]

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Is Your Bad Bite Causing You Pain?

A bad bite can be responsible for several woes you might not necessarily connect, like headaches, unsightly teeth and TMJ disorder. TMJ That’s short for temporomandibular joint—the hinge that connects your jaw to your skull. It’s stressed every day, just like your knee joint. When you eat, your jaw can be […]

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United We Stand

It’s hard to believe it’s been seventeen years when on September 11, 2001 thousands of lives were impacted by the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center Twin Towers, the Pentagon and four civilian passenger airliners. Those terrible acts still leave us feeling sadness and disbelief. We remember how almost […]

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