Tag Archive: preventive care

Exercise_159162093An estimated 79 million Americans are in danger of developing diabetes, reports the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Do you know the symptoms and whether you’re at risk? View full article »

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. View full article »

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. View full article »

manual or electric toothbrushShould you use a manual or electric-powered toothbrush? Is one better than the other?

People often ask dental professionals whether an electric or manual toothbrush style is 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. View full article »

Newborn Hearing Screenings

hearing concernsBabies 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. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), 1 to 3 of every 1,000 babies born have some degree of hearing loss. For at least 50 percent of them, there were no known risk factors present that would indicate the problem before birth. View full article »

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