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Home Health Care

3 things to know about mouth breathing

Every night while sleeping, thousands of Americans breath through their mouths instead of their nostrils. Mouth breathing can lead to snoring, dry mouth and restless sleep, which can affect how well you function the next day. Here are three things to know about mouth breathing. Common Causes– Nasal congestion and allergies are the primary cause … Read Full Article

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4 ways to improve your heart health

At one time in life, you may have exercised regularly. But then work and family commitments began to fill up your calendar. Since then, your workout clothes have been gathering dust in the corner. You may think it’s impossible to jumpstart your fitness workout. But experts say it’s worth it, because exercise and nutritious foods … Read Full Article

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7 Reasons Why You Develop a Chronic Cough

Over the course of a year, most adults have two to four colds, and children can have as many as 12. Nasal congestion often causes a persistent cough that lasts for a week or two. But if a cough continues for several weeks or a month, it may be a symptom of a more serious … Read Full Article

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Manual vs. electric toothbrushes: Which is best?

People often wonder whether an electric or manual toothbrush style is best. Although dental professionals may have different recommendations, ultimately both electric and manual toothbrushes are effective tools in removing food particles and plaque, a sticky film that adheres to teeth and attracts bacteria that can cause decay. According to Consumer Reports, a review of … Read Full Article

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How often should you change your toothbrush?

The next time you brush your teeth, examine your toothbrush. Are the bristles straight, or crooked and bent over? Is there dried debris at the base of the bristles? Did you just get over a cold? If any of these apply, you need a fresh toothbrush! Many Americans are concerned about the whiteness of their … Read Full Article

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Four Reasons Why You Experience Blurred Vision

After spending time outdoors on a bright, sunny day and then walking into a darker room, your vision can be hazy. But after blinking several times and allowing your eyes to adjust, normal vision should return. There are many natural reasons for experiencing blurred vision, but it also can be a symptom of a serious … Read Full Article

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6 things to know when reading food labels

When shopping for groceries, do you check food labels? Nutritionists advise us to read product labels to know the ingredients in the foods we buy. But most people don’t take the time, and the words on the label often don’t make sense. Here are six things to know when reading food labels as featured in … Read Full Article

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6 reasons why you should take care of your teeth as you age

As you age, your oral health often changes. If you don’t take care of your teeth and gums, you can experience oral health problems that could lead to serious medical problems, such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, dementia, cancer, or respiratory infections. Six reasons why you should take care of your teeth as you age: Gum … Read Full Article