Posts Categorized: Health Awareness

National Children’s Dental Health Month

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One of the biggest health problems facing children in the U.S. is tooth decay. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry estimates over half of all U.S. children will be affected by cavities before they reach the age of five. This makes it one of the most common chronic conditions of childhood in the country. Cavities…

National Burn Awareness Week

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February’s National Burn Awareness Week reminds us of how dangerous burns can be. According to the National Electronic Injury Surveillance System, almost 70,000 people were admitted to the emergency room in 2018 as a result of contact burns. Even more, concerning was almost one-third of those people were children under the age of five. This…

National Radon Action Month: 5 Fast Facts

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Keeping your home safe is likely one of your highest priorities, especially if you’re raising a family. But you may not know about some things that endanger your home; for example, radon gas. Radon is a radioactive gas that can lead to lung cancer. Radon does appear naturally, which means that there is a level…

5 Facts About Cervical Cancer Screening

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Cervical cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer affecting women. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), it’s one of the four most frequent cancers in women. In 2018, there were 570,000 cases.

Can Brushing Your Teeth Protect Your Heart?

Most people are taught to brush their teeth regularly at an early age to prevent cavities from developing. While brushing your teeth will certainly help achieve this (as well as prevent other issues, such as gum disease), it turns out teeth-brushing can also help lower the risk of atrial fibrillation (an irregular heartbeat) and heart…