September 2, 2014

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The Growing problem of Peanut Allergies

Parents tend to be quite familiar with food allergies. In an effort to protect youngsters, schools have begun to crack down more regularly on foods that tend to cause allergic reactions, often placing restrictions on what children can bring in for lunches or snacks. Parents and children who grew up around peanut and tree nut Read More…

New recommendations on dental X-rays could be on the horizon

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A visit to the dentist often involves a check-up and a routine cleaning. Many dentists prefer to do annual X-rays as part of preventative care — helping to diagnose oral problems that cannot be seen by the naked eye. However, new developments may change the frequency of dental X-rays.   The American Dental Association has Read More…

What Happens in Your Mouth Doesn’t Necessarily Stay in Your Mouth

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Research suggests there may be an association between periodontal disease and other chronic inflammatory conditions, such as cardiovascular disease and diabetes. Scientists believe inflammation could cause the link between periodontal disease and other chronic conditions. If you have one of the inflammatory conditions listed below, it’s important to talk with your physician and a dental Read More…

How to floss more effectively

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Dentists frequently advise patents to floss more often. Flossing is the key to preventing tartar buildup at the gum line and to reduce bleeding between teeth from enflamed gum tissue. Still, many overlook the benefits of flossing or simply do not know how to floss effectively. The purpose of flossing is to remove food particles Read More…

Chow Line: Peanut butter a hearty choice

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Is peanut butter as good for you as peanuts are? And are peanuts as healthful as other nuts?  Yes, peanut butter appears to offer the same health benefits that peanuts do. And peanuts, which are technically legumes, give you the same health benefits as true tree nuts, such as almonds and walnuts. Several studies have Read More…

What’s behind dental cavities?

Cavities are a problem for adults and children alike. Some people seem more susceptible to cavities than others, and the pH of the mouth and other factors may play a role in the formation of cavities. The number of dental caries, or cavities, increases with age. According to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Read More…

Most Nutricious

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Trying to list the “best” fruits and vegetables is always going to vary depending on the criteria used. Sometimes those lists rank produce according to their vitamin and fiber content; sometimes they focus on in-season produce. Often, such lists are generated according to the antioxidants in different foods. Those are typically based on a food’s Read More…

A few of my favorite things…

Submitted by Lisa Herbert I often get asked by patients for advice on pillows, mattresses, and all sorts of health related things.  While I usually steer clear of naming brands and would rather offer people a variety of choices so they can select what works best for them, this time, I’m going to be specific.  Read More…

The debate over foods containing GMOs continues

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The foods people eat and how those foods are grown and manufactured has long been a topic of contention. Recently, the subject of genetically modified organisms, or GMOs, has garnered its share of attention. GMOs are organisms that have been altered via genetic engineering. Foods that contain GMOs have been produced in part in a Read More…

Altercare of Wadsworth is Honored

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The Ohio Committee for the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserves (ESGR) and the NE Ohio Volunteers recognized Altercare of Wadsworth with the Patriot Award on Friday, July 25, 2014. The Patriot Award is given to those employers who recognize the benefits of hiring from the Guard and Reserves. These employers provide flexibility to Read More…