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What You Need To Know About Sunscreen

First and foremost, everyone needs to wear it.  It doesn’t matter if you’re fair-skinned or dark-skinned — the risk of skin cancer is there no matter what. Recently, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported the incidence of melanoma in both men and women “has risen two percent every year from 2000 to 2009.” 

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Toddlers, Tiaras and Flippers

Beauty pageants   Beauty pageants have always been as much a competition of beauty as they are of confidence. Even the most stunning contestant can be undone by appearing nervous or making even the slightest mistake. When so much is placed on outer appearance, the slightest crack in the veneer can shatter the whole image.

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The Sinister Side of Sugar Addiction

Let this be a warning to you soda drinkers-readers out there! I’ve heard people say they’re ‘addicted to cola’ before, but not like this.  Australian native William Kennewell has proven that the addiction is real.  At the tender age of 25, Kennewell has lost not two, not three, but ALL of his teeth. And he

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The Scary Tie Between Periodontitis and Heart Attacks

Generally, when people think about the causes of cardiovascular disease and heart attacks, some of the first things that come to mind include a bad diet, alcohol intake, and smoking. However, many individuals may not realize that poor oral hygiene should also be added to that list. Within the past several years, the American Heart

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The cold truth about ice and teeth sensitivity

You’re at a summer bash when someone offers you your favorite cocktail. It looks delicious, so you take a huge sip. Instead of refreshing limey goodness, you’re met with blinding pain. What gives? About one in eight Americans suffers from tooth sensitivity, which is one of the early signs of tooth decay. Prevent tooth sensitivity

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Takin’ it to the Streets: Roadside Dentists

These are very confusing days when it comes to healthcare. In some states like California, even if you have insurance it’s a complete shot in the dark if its accepted from one practice to the next. What does one do in a situation like this? Or worse, when you’re off your parents plan, but you’re

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Live to 150!

Scientists have targeted a compound found in red wine called ‘resveratrol’ as the key to delay the aging process—and to possibly lengthen the human life up to 150 years. Resveratrol works by boosting a protein called SIRT1.  It’s essentially an enzyme that works to delay the aging process, prevent aging-related diseases and extend life spans. For

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Sunfriend to end Sunburn

Down here in Florida, tanning is a favorite. Basking in the sun’s rays is an activity avidly taken up by tourists from the more northerly, more wintry states. Unfortunately, many of those tourists take the sun lightly. The result is the all too familiar sunburn: your skin turning a scalding, dry red that stings with the

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Street Dentists on the Rise

Healthcare is all over the news these days it seems. Doctors are nervous about Obamacare’s long term implications. Many Americans are worried about the quality of care. Many other Americans though welcome the new Affordable Care Act. Our country, however, is far from alone when it comes to healthcare problems. Looking beyond our borders to distant

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Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth Without Sacrificing Your Smile

Too much sugar can be the enemy of good oral health. When you eat sugary foods like candy and soda, the bacteria in your mouth feed on the sugar and convert it to acids. These acids build plaque and tartar that attack your enamel, thus beginning the tooth decay process. If you’re one of the many people out there

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Reducing Stress with Food

Stress, worry, anxiety. They’re all terrible in their own ways. Their cause is important, but what’s even more important is how we deal with them. Popular methods surround us everyday: yoga, jogging, meditation, acupuncture, supplements, medication, etc. Another popular reaction to these feelings, though not necessarily a healthy one, is to eat. People find comfort

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Odd Signs That You Are Sick

Sometimes it’s obvious that you’re sick. Runny nose, sore throat, headache, fever. Other times, though, there are no signs. Instead, disease is invisible, somehow bubbling below the surface without breaking through to the outside world. But then, there are also times when diseases can be detected by very, very odd signs. We’ve done some research

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Nuts More Critical Than Milk For Bone Growth

Most of us grew up with our grandparents nagging us about drinking milk.  Heck, we used to drink a glass of milk with every meal — including dinner.  The idea was ingrained in our heads:  milk makes for strong bones.  It’s calcium-rich, and calcium is essential for good bone health especially in growing children. New

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Monsters of the Mind

We often associate colors with certain states of mind or emotion. Anger is red. Sadness is dark blue to black. Joy or happiness is generally yellow. But what color or forms would other mental states take on? States like mental illness. For a nation rife with people suffering from all sorts of mental illness, from

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Introducing…The Allergy Veil

Are you an allergy sufferer like this woman? You might want to read this! Got bad allergies?  What if instead of using nasal sprays and taking pills you could use a veil that prevents pollen from sticking to your nose and eyes?  I don’t mean a wedding veil or other mesh material hanging from your

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How to Prepare for Your Dental Crown Procedure

When a cracked, chipped, or missing tooth does more than hold back your ability to show off your pearly whites, you may make the decision to do something about it. While there are many options for a smile makeover, dental crowns offer a unique solution to fix the smile that’s been troubling you for years.

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How to Age-Proof Your Smile

It’s not difficult to get an ageless smile, but you have to be willing to go the extra mile in oral care. Good oral hygiene and regular visits to the dentist are crucial steps to achieve a whiter, healthier smile. For some, professional teeth-whitening is also a useful solution. Consider these four easy ways to

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Headache? Try Yoga

It’s winter time. That means getting sick, the common cold. It means fevers, sore throats, and if you’re truly (un)blessed, the flu. And, of course, there’s the headache, one of the most common, seemingly ubiquitous symptoms of being sick. Sure you can run to the medicine cabinet and dish out some Tylenol, Advil, or if

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How to Destroy Garlic Breath

Garlic is a double edged sword. In one instant, garlic is the savior of boring food. For centuries, humans had to eat bland food or food that required other processes to preserve it, e.g. salting, curing, pickling, etc. Garlic, therefore, served a integral purpose in making food more palatable. Garlic, however, also has a negative

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Conquering Jet Lag

It’s truly amazing how much of our behavior is beyond our control. How much of it is dictated by pure chemistry in our bodies. Equally amazing is that the fact that we can find the chemicals responsible for these bodily actions. Recently, scientists at Kobe University have identified a hormone that stops the body from

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Brushing Right After Eating…Bad?

A recent study in dental health has turned up something very surprising. Something that flies in the face of years of oral health recommendations and lessons. What is this groundbreaking new development? Brushing right after eating could be bad for your teeth…Earth shattering, no? While a total consensus has not been reached, many of the

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Beauty Trend of the Moment: Facial Yoga

How do celebrities like Gwyneth Paltrow and Jennifer Aniston stay so young looking and still avoid plastic surgery?  According to MailOnline, the answer is facial yoga, the latest beauty fad. Facial yoga involves pulling the face into ‘poses’ or ‘positions’ similar to the way the body does for traditional yoga.  There are 18 facial positions

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An E-Cigarette with Your Meal?

Regular cigarettes have long disappeared from inside restaurants. The days of having coffee and cigarettes or a smoke at the bar while staring over a scotch are memories of the past. With the rise of the e-cigarette, however, the issue of smoking at eating establishments has reared its ugly head again. Cigarettes were removed mainly

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The 7 Biggest Causes of Tooth Sensitivity

Issues with tooth sensitivity affect millions of people across the nation. Some may experience sharp pains in one or two particular teeth, while others may feel a constant discomfort spread throughout their mouth. Tooth sensitivity occurs when the enamel in a tooth is worn away and the gum line recedes, leaving the unprotected root exposed.

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