Topic: preventive care

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Can a Cold Affect Your Hearing?

Colds are often caused by rhinoviruses – invisible droplets in the air we breathe or on things we touch. Scientists have discovered that there are more than 105 different types of rhinoviruses that can attack your immune system and make you sick.


Tips for Managing Health Care Costs

With employers shifting more and more health insurance costs to employees, many workers are wondering how they will afford it. Many people are selecting insurance plans based on the premium cost, instead of the coverage provided. Review some ways people are managing higher health insurance costs. Employer-sponsored coverage – About 50 percent of Americans enroll … Read Full Article

3 Ways Americans Cope With Health Care Costs

As health care costs continue to rise, many Americans are reviewing their needs and budgets to determine the best way to respond. Forbes identified three decisions people are making: Low premiums – When evaluating health care benefits, Americans are selecting plans with the lowest premiums. However, plans with low monthly premiums may feature a limited … Read Full Article

Signs of Alzheimer’s in the Eyes?

Alzheimer’s is a diagnosis that many people fear due to the life-changing implications of the disease. Right now, there is no known cure, but researchers are exploring tests and treatments. One new idea they’re studying is a retinal exam that may show signs of Alzheimer’s in the eyes.

Building Strong Bones Requires More than Calcium

As a child you were probably reminded to “drink your milk” in order to have strong bones. While milk is rich in calcium, which is vital to developing strong bones, it’s also important to follow a nutritious diet and exercise regularly to continually build and support healthy bones throughout life.

Preventive Services Available in the Affordable Care Act

Medical professionals have promoted the benefits of preventive health care services in helping Americans maintain and improve good health and lower medical costs. Now under the Affordable Care Act, Americans will have access to a wide range of preventive screenings.

Manual vs. Electric Toothbrush: Which Cleans the 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.

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Newborn Hearing Screenings

Babies start learning as soon as they are born, and hearing is a key sense they use to become aware of the world around them. That’s why it is important for newborns to have a health screening in the first few days after birth.

When Should Your Child First See the Dentist?

Babies often start developing their first teeth by 6 months old, and by age 2 1/2 many have a full set of 20 primary teeth. Because the root system from the primary teeth establishes the foundation for permanent teeth, primary teeth are critical to good oral health throughout life.


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