Wellness

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4 Ways Parents Can Protect Children’s Dental Health

Children’s baby teeth lay the foundation for adult teeth. So if children take care of their teeth, they are more likely to have healthy teeth and gums when they are older. Most kids don’t know how to take care of their teeth on their own. Here are four ways parents and caregivers can protect children’s … Read Full Article

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5 Ways Vaping Affects Dental Health

In 2006, e-cigarettes were first introduced in the United States. Since then, many people have wondered how vaping could affect oral health, and the lungs. In this article, we’re going to focus on oral health. Research shows that using e-cigarettes can damage teeth and gums. Here are six things to know about how vaping affects … Read Full Article

11 Eye Care Tips for Healthy Vision

Looking people directly in the eye is a powerful way to make a positive first impression. If you want to enjoy a lifetime of healthy vision, take steps to protect your eyes. Review these 11 eye care tips. Schedule regular eye exams – Visit your eye doctor yearly to have your vision checked. During the … Read Full Article

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Why Some Kids Keep Getting Tonsillitis

Some kids can’t get a break. They recover from one bout of tonsillitis only to get it again. Some kids get tonsillitis more than seven times a year. Here’s what you need to know about why some kids keep getting tonsillitis. Why tonsillitis occurs Behind the tongue on both sides of the throat are bumps … Read Full Article

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5 Tips for Aging Well Mentally

As people age, they often feel that their brain slows down. They have difficulty remembering phone numbers and appointments, or birthdays of family and friends. Research shows that it’s possible to keep your brain sharp well into your senior years. You just need to start early in life. Review five tips for aging well mentally … Read Full Article

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Can a cold or the flu turn into pneumonia?

Every year, millions of Americans are diagnosed with pneumonia. Although there are many causes, about 33% of people get pneumonia from a cold or flu virus. Catching pneumonia at an early stage is key to a quick recovery. Know the symptoms, treatment and prevention. Because it’s true. A cold or the flu can turn into … Read Full Article

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Kids’ Hearing Can Impact Their Academics and Activities

Kids need to be active so their minds and bodies grow and develop correctly. Physical activities are controlled by the vestibular system. It’s located in the middle and inner ear. If it’s not working correctly, kids may feel the world is out of balance. It can affect their learning and behavior. So it’s good to … Read Full Article

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Toothpaste, Toothbrush, Mouth Rinse: What Are the Best Choices?

There are hundreds of toothpaste, toothbrush and mouth rinse products sold in stores. They all claim to help fight tooth decay and kill mouth germs and bacteria. So how do you know what are the best choices? Ask your dentist for recommendations and review these tips to learn about the differences in toothpaste, toothbrush and … Read Full Article