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Common Medications and Your Oral Health

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Prescription drugs have increased both our quality of life and longevity – so much so, over 70% of Americans take at least one daily prescription. Doctors and pharmacists counsel patients on potential side effects, but often the most mundane-sounding issues can cause long-term problems.

Consider dry mouth – […]

American Diabetes Month

Join the American Diabetes Association to put good food and good health on the table during American Diabetes Month this November. Whether you are one of the nearly 30 million Americans living with diabetes or the 86 million Americans with prediabetes, or you simply want to live a healthier lifestyle, the Eat Well, America! campaign […]

A Woman’s Mouth Matters – Oral Health with Dr. Gundersen

The health of the mouth is intimately connected to the health of the rest of the body. It’s the beginning of the digestive system and the respiratory system, and plays an important role in eating, drinking, breathing, tasting, talking, and kissing. Yet only 60-70% of adults seek routine dental care. In his presentation on “Oral […]

Sue Ann Says: Pursue Healthy Habits in the New Year

By the time you read this article, you may have already broken your New Year’s Resolutions. Did you plan to lose 10 pounds? Or plan to exercise every weekday? After consuming 14 holiday cookies at once, did you add fruit to your snack list? You mean well, but somehow the resolutions aren’t sticking. Don’t be […]

Handwashing Saves Lives!

Frequent handwashing is one of the best ways to avoid getting sick and spreading illness. Handwashing requires only soap and water or an alcohol-based hand sanitizer — a cleanser that doesn’t require water.

What’s the right way to wash your hands?

Wet your hands with clean, running water (warm or cold) and apply soap. […]

Spring Break Time!

Ah, Spring Break! The countdowns are nearing zero, the kids are getting antsier for a week free from school, and you just finished updating your vaccinations.

Wait…what?

Regardless of your spring break destination, make sure to check out the list below for some travel reminders you may have overlooked. Be prepared for wherever […]