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A Reason to Smile When You Need A Root Canal?

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Maybe you broke a tooth or filling while biting into food. Maybe you suddenly became aware of pain below a tooth when you ate or drank something hot or cold. Or a filling you have fails. No matter what, it’s natural to have questions. What are the benefits of a root canal rather than pulling the tooth? Is there a dental plan that provides coverage not only for the root canal, but also the follow...

June is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

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Remember to Get Your Eyes Checked They say the eyes are the window to the soul, but they can also reveal important clues about your brain’s health and reveal if you’re at risk for various forms of dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease. For Alzheimer’s Awareness, pay special attention to your eye Alzheimer’s disease is a degenerative neural disease that kills cells and damages connections...

Taking A Closer Look at Cataracts

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June is Cataract Awareness Month. While cataracts are one of the most common eye disorders in the United States and around the world, too few people understand the causes, symptoms and treatment options. Cataracts are the leading cause of vision loss in the U.S. The United States Centers for Disease and Control estimates that nearly 30 million Americans have cataracts. That’s more than...

Lace Up Those Sneakers and Get Out Those Sweatbands: National Senior Health and Fitness Day is Coming!

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National Senior Health & Fitness Day is observed every year on the last Wednesday in May. It’s the perfect opportunity to learn about the importance of remaining active as well as the activities that will benefit you most and that you will most enjoy. This year, May 26, you can participate in activities with others across the country for this national observance. The benefits from...

Macular Degeneration? Help Could Be Right Over the Counter.

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If you have intermediate or advanced Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD), the AREDS 2 dietary supplement might help. In fact, many doctors are recommending it. AREDS stands for Age-Related Eye Disease Study, conducted by the National Eye Institute after scientists began noticing that diets high in certain vitamins and minerals appeared to stop AMD from worsening. “Observational studies...

Evolution of The Human Face: We Are What We Chew

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When you see your face in the mirror, you’re looking at four million years of dental evolution. A recent study by Arizona State University shows how changes in the jaw, teeth, and face are basically responses to dietary and feeding trends. The earliest humans ate tough plants that called for large jaw muscles and cheek teeth. As a result, their faces were broad and deep. Later, as we began...

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