American Heart Association Lowers Threshold for High Blood Pressure

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Nearly half of American adults are at risk for major health problem because of high blood pressure. The American Heart Association has now lowered the high blood pressure threshold from 140/90 to 130/80. This means that 46% of U.S. adults are now identified as having high blood pressure compared to the 32% before the change. […]

100 Things that Shaped Public Health Cont.

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A few months ago we posted about an article (linked below) that had 100 objects that shaped public health. We gave 3 examples of things that shaped public health in either a good or a bad way. Here are three more examples that you may find very interesting! The article on 100 Things that Shaped […]

Dental Dictionary App

More and more people are turning to the internet when experiencing new symptoms before they go to their doctor. But how do you know you are getting accurate information? Dental Dictionary is a new reference app that is user friendly to help with any dental questions. You can search any dental term for explanation and […]

100 Objects That Shaped Public Health

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‘Public health impacts all of us, in every corner of the globe, every day of our lives-not only our healthy and safety, but also how we live, what we wear, what we eat, what happens to our environment and the stewardship of our planet.’ Here are a few objects that have shaped Public Health in […]

August 22nd is National Tooth Fairy Day

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Most people have had visits from the tooth fairy. As children we were so excited to lose a tooth and put it under our pillow to wake up the next morning with a gift underneath. With National Tooth Fairy day approaching, we were curious where the “Tooth Fairy” legend began. To our surprise the tradition […]

Check your symptoms with Symptom Checker

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The American Dental Association (ADA) has many helpful tools on their website! One of their newest tools is the “Symptom Checker”. With a few simple clicks and a little information, you could get a general idea about what is going on with your mouth. http://www.mouthhealthy.org/en/symptom-checker Just select the area of concern, input your gender and […]

Smoke Free is a free app to help smokers quit

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The SmokeFree app by David Crane provides relevant and useful feedback while you are working toward a tobacco free life. The dashboard displays motivational statistics; you can tap on the screen when craving sneak up on you and get immediate encouragement. https://smokefreeapp.com/ Best of health to you

What does the tooth fairy pay in 2017?

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I remember a shiny quarter under my pillow after loosing a tooth. What the tooth fairy pays for a tooth has been a survey conducted by Delta Dental Insurance company for several years. USA Today reports the tooth fairy pay more when the economy does well. Kids are getting nearly five bucks a tooth. Wow! […]

A healthy start for children

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A healthy start in life includes taking care of teeth. Kids see what’s important when they watch us take good care of ourselves. How much toothpaste? Very little as a matter of fact. Look at the amount shown on this link from the American Dental association… https://www.ada.org/~/media/ADA/Publications/Files/ForthePatient-0514.pdf?la=en Have you considered music as a part of […]