Month: August 2022

It’s camping season! 5 ways to avoid or soothe pesky bug bites and itches

Who doesn’t love a family camping trip? We all look forward to that time outdoors when you can hike, swim, roast marshmallows and sleep under the stars. However, one of the biggest challenges for campers is dealing with bug bites and rashes. It’s hard to enjoy ghost stories under the stars when you’re focused on …

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Kids with Poor Oral Health Are More Likely to Perform Poorly in School: What Parents and Teachers Can Do About It

By Jessica Buehler, DDS, Director of Dental Affairs for Delta Dental of California and Affiliates When the school year kicks off, there is a lot to think about — school supplies, after-school activities, and meeting new teachers and classmates. With a packed back-to-school schedule, one of the things that often falls by the wayside is …

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Can brushing your teeth keep you healthy in the hospital?

When life requires a hospital stay, it can be easy to let your oral hygiene routine slip. However, doing so may leave you vulnerable to developing the number one hospital-acquired infection (HAI): pneumonia. Daily brushing not only prevents tooth decay, gum disease and bad breath, but also helps defend your body from potentially harmful bacteria …

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Living with myasthenia gravis (MG)? Clinical trial seeking participants for new study

The human body is made up of voluntary and involuntary muscles. Involuntary muscles are those that cannot be controlled at will, like the beating of a heart. Voluntary muscles are those that you can consciously control — the opening and closing of your hand for example. Most of us take the use of our voluntary …

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