Health Matters

Good oral hygiene begins in child’s first year

oral hygiene

Most people know the importance of regular dental checkups to help maintain one’s overall health. Surprisingly though, many first-time parents are not aware that The American Dental Association recommends that a child should be seen …

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Lifestyle choices can change our genes, and those of our kids


Most of us have heard of genetics and DNA, but a branch of genetics is gaining more interest and research from scientists than ever before. Epigenetics describes how DNA and genes can be turned on and off as a result …

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Who’s too old for major treatment? Age not always a barrier

Major Treatment

Jimmy Carter isn’t the only nonagenarian to withstand rigorous medical treatment. Very old age is no longer an automatic barrier for aggressive therapies, from cancer care like the former president has received to major …

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Study: To avoid higher health insurance premiums, switch plans

health insurance

Maybe an amiable gecko could help the Obama administration sell its health insurance overhaul. In the long-running auto insurance commercials, the talkative little mascot promises you can save 15 percent if you …

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Poor dental health may lead to disease, illness

Dental Health

Nowadays, it’s common knowledge that a person’s overall dental health can play a big role in his or her general health and well-being. Many articles have been published detailing this fact: what goes on in the …

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Control stress for happier, healthier life


Let’s take a brief look at how the body reacts to stress and how chronic stress of everyday life has become a major factor in making us sick. The human body is equipped to deal with “simple” stress. …

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