added on: October 26, 2020

Although we would hope our perception of others is based on inner qualities – things like kindness, ethics, honesty – it’s hard to deny that physical appearance is a factor in our initial impressions of others. If you feel drawn to attractive people more than the “average” ones, your feelings… Read More…


added on: October 7, 2020

Living a healthy life requires (a). eating a balanced diet with moderations on sugar, alcohol, caffeine and fats; (b). getting ample exercise every day; (c). having positive social connections; not smoking; and, (e). getting sufficient sleep. When we think of sleep, however, it’s not just the hours between turning the… Read More…


added on: September 21, 2020

As if Americans needed one more health risk to worry about, we are headed into the peak season for colds and flu. Healthy individuals are typically able to get past these. However, with immune systems that are less efficient, older adults find these illnesses aren’t so easy to kick. Developing… Read More…



added on: September 1, 2020

Hindsight, as they say, is 20/20. Typically, people with extensive dental needs understand how they ended up there. Like many, ‘preventive dentistry‘ (regular care that helps people avoid problems from occurring) is set aside because it seems less urgent than others. Because dental problems often begin without obvious symptoms, the… Read More…


added on: August 20, 2020

When an individual has a knee problem, an orthopedic specialist is seen. When a foot problem arises, a podiatrist is typically seen. However, when frequent headaches and migraines occur, there seem to be a variety of specialists to consider… a neurologist, an ophthalmologist, or a neuromuscular dentist. Although the specialized… Read More…


added on: August 11, 2020

Over 10 percent of the U.S. population have diabetes. It is listed 7th as the leading cause of death due to the vascular complications attributed to the disease. Diabetes is a metabolic disease characterized by the body’s inability to properly secrete or manage insulin. This results in abnormal metabolism of… Read More…


added on: July 29, 2020

We are what we eat, and many Americans are taking note of WHAT we eat now more than ever. A particular issue that has prompted decades of research surrounds the issue of gluten. Gluten is a protein found in many wheat, barley and rye products.  Some people tolerate gluten fine… Read More…



added on: June 16, 2020

Shelby Township dentist Dr. Ban R. Barbat is pleased to announce this year’s recipient of the 2020 Ban R. Barbat, DDS Scholarship. Utica High School senior Raeleen Sobetski will begin studies at University of Michigan in the fall. Her ultimate goal is to become a surgeon. A member of the… Read More…


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