added on: July 21, 2021

Like most adults these days, I keep a full schedule. Things like spending time to have my car’s tires rotated or getting the oil changed takes a chunk out of my day and always takes longer than I’d hoped. However, I know that not having these tasks done can come… Read More…


added on: June 17, 2021

Thank heavens! With the nation finally able to resume gatherings and (best of all) hugs, social events are returning, and just in time for summer’s warm outdoor weather. Socializing is good for us, physically and emotionally. In addition to moving us into more active roles when gathered together, staying involved… Read More…


added on: May 4, 2021

We are all familiar with the smell of rotting garbage. If you’ve ever been stuck in traffic on a hot day behind a fully-loaded sanitation truck, you know how the scent tends to stick. Although odor coming from a truck that’s hauling garbage makes sense, a rotting odor coming from… Read More…


added on: April 27, 2021

Long before the pandemic began, it was known that oral wellness is an advantage to overall health. By having a healthy mouth, the body’s ability to keep its immune system in check is supported. When a mouth is overwhelmed with bacteria, it increases the burden of inflammation to the body’s… Read More…


added on: April 15, 2021

April is National Oral Cancer Awareness month. For adults who have regular dental check-ups, a visual and ‘touch’ exam is conducted on an annual basis for early detection of areas that may require a closer look. (see below for signs and symptoms) According to the Centers for Disease Control &… Read More…


added on: January 7, 2021

Stroke is the 5th leading cause of death and disability in the United States. On average, someone in the U.S. has a stroke every 40 seconds. A stroke occurs when a blood vessel that carries oxygen and nutrients to the brain is either blocked by a clot or ruptures. When… 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 8, 2020

As our planet goes though the challenges of ever-changing viral strains, there is greater awareness of important yet basic actions that make a difference in added protection. Certainly, the practice of thorough hand-washing, surface cleaning and covering coughs and sneezes will never be taken for granted again. We are also… Read More…


added on: November 12, 2019

Could psoriasis lead to gum disease? Could gum disease lead to psoriasis? While research has linked oral health to many diseases and conditions in the body, the psoriasis-gum disease connection seems to be one garnering much attention from researchers. And, rightly so. A growing list of other diseases, such as… Read More…


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