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Building Strong Bones Requires More than Calcium

As a child you were probably reminded to “drink your milk” in order to have strong bones. While milk is rich in calcium, which is vital to developing strong bones, it’s also important to follow a nutritious diet and exercise regularly to continually build and support healthy bones throughout life.

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Preventive Services Available in the Affordable Care Act

Medical professionals have promoted the benefits of preventive health care services in helping Americans maintain and improve good health and lower medical costs. Now under the Affordable Care Act, Americans will have access to a wide range of preventive screenings.

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Manual vs. Electric Toothbrush: Which Cleans the Best?

Although dental professionals may have different recommendations, ultimately both electric and manual toothbrushes are effective tools in removing food particles and plaque, a sticky film that adheres to teeth and attracts bacteria.

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Newborn Hearing Screenings

Babies start learning as soon as they are born, and hearing is a key sense they use to become aware of the world around them. That’s why it is important for newborns to have a health screening in the first few days after birth.

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When Should Your Child First See the Dentist?

Babies often start developing their first teeth by 6 months old, and by age 2 1/2 many have a full set of 20 primary teeth. Because the root system from the primary teeth establishes the foundation for permanent teeth, primary teeth are critical to good oral health throughout life.

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Seven Foods to Avoid for Better Health

If you are wondering which foods to avoid, review the following information published in Prevention magazine. It covers seven foods that contain minimal nutrition or excessive toxins and chemicals, as well as healthier options.

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Dental Health Linked to Dementia?

A study conducted by University of California researchers found that elderly women who brushed their teeth less than once daily were 65 percent more likely to develop dementia than those who brushed every day. For men, this number was 22 percent.

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Five Mistakes to Avoid with Toothbrushing

You know it is important to brush your teeth. But did you know there is more to toothbrushing than just brushing? Many people swish their toothbrush across their teeth a few times, and think they have done a good job. Actually, they may be doing more harm than good.

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How Well Do You Hear?

Hearing loss is the third most common health problem in the United States and is experienced by more than 50 million Americans, reports the American Academy of Audiology.