Obesity is considered a top factor in lost productivity at American businesses. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that at least one-third of American adults and one-sixth of children are overweight and considered obese. While this fact is startling, the following related statistics are overwhelming: View full article »
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Stress. We have all felt it at different times in our lives. Stress can be a positive experience to help us get through tough situations, deadlines at school or work, health problems, or challenging situations with family or friends. Unfortunately, stress can turn negative when difficult experiences linger over a long period of time. View full article »
Recognizing American Heart Month, February 2011
Many Americans keep their hearts healthy by exercising regularly and carefully watching their diets—eating in moderation those foods with sugar, starch, grease or fat. These are great lifestyle habits, but to maintain a healthy heart it’s also important to take care of your oral health.
Medical professionals have identified a link between coronary heart disease and periodontal disease— an infection in the structures around the teeth. In fact, they believe that individuals with periodontal disease are almost twice as likely to experience coronary heart disease and strokes. View full article »