From Family Features Poor oral health is common among American adults. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly 65 million Americans have periodontitis, the most advanced form of periodontal disease. According to Harvard Medical School, people with...
Thumbnail image by Phu Nguyen from Pixabay By Jan Larraine Cox  May I be safe and protected.  May I be free of mental suffering or distress.  May I be able to live in this world happily, peacefully, joyfully, with ease…  These are loving phrases...
From Family Features More than half of Americans take an over-the-counter vitamin or dietary supplement, but many may not realize that the quality of these products can vary greatly. Because supplements are not regulated by the Food and Drug Administration...
From Family Features Whether you’re rarely sick or have multiple conditions that require frequent visits to the doctor, having a trusted and skilled health care provider is an important step in protecting your health. A health care provider helps you maintain...
Thumbnail image by ExplorerBob from Pixabay By Rebecca Fending  As the summer season and promise of fair-weather fun approaches, so does the risk of dehydration and heatstroke. And although it’s American Stroke Awareness Month, who’s to say that heatstroke can’t be...
Thumbnail image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay From Family Features It may not be widely known that women face unique risk factors for stroke throughout their lifetime. Things like pregnancy, preeclampsia and chronic stress can increase the risk for high blood...
By Fred Cicetti  Q. Is cigarette smoke the only cause of lung cancer?  No. Radon and asbestos are causes, too. Radon is an invisible, odorless, and radioactive gas that occurs naturally in soil and rocks. Asbestos has been used for fireproofing,...
Post Op Surgery and Depression

Post Op Surgery and Depression

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Thumbnail image by Silvia Tormo from Pixabay By Kathy A. Megyeri  Lillian Banyacski, 90, of Somerset, NJ, had an aortic heart valve replaced and the first question she asked after the surgery in the recovery room was, “When can I go to...
Thumbnail image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay From Family Features Nearly half of all American adults have high blood pressure, or hypertension, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Of those, about 75% don’t have it under control, and...
Thumbnail image by Brandon Roberts from Pixabay By Jessica Sweet Feeling like you are getting older is disheartening, demoralizing and a little bit scary. But just because you’ve reached retirement, does not mean you aren’t thriving and living your best life....
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