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Self Diagnosis

Article Warns Of Self-Diagnosing Via Internet Searches. The Washington Post (2/27, Eisenberg) reports on the trend of people using Google searches to self-diagnose themselves in lieu of seeing health care providers in person. The Post writes that online articles...

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Smartphones

Smartphones Are “Breeding Ground For Germs,” Studies Show. USA Today (2/26, Brown) reports that various studies have shown smartphones are “a breeding ground for germs and a cesspool of bacteria.” Experts say our hands and our phones are in contact with a variety of...

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Sugary drinks

Taxes On Sugary Drinks May Decrease Consumption, Studies Suggest. NPR (2/21, Charles) reported that research suggests taxes on sugar-sweetened drinks “do work – although sometimes not as well as hoped.” In a study published by the American Journal of Public Health,...

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Artificial Sweetener

Artificially Sweetened Drinks Linked To Higher Risk Of Stroke In Women Over 50, Study Indicates. CNN (2/14, Lamotte) reported that research indicates “drinking two or more of any kind of artificially sweetened drinks a day is linked to an increased risk of clot-based...

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How Much Toothpaste is Too Much for My Child?

Helping your child to establish a good oral care routine is vital.A recent report from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) said that some parents might not be giving their children the correct instructions when it comes to tooth brushing.What do you need to know to make sure your child is doing what is necessary to protect their oral health?Here are some dentist-approved guidelines to follow.

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Child’s first dental visit.

Many Parents Delay Child’s First Dental Visit, Survey Finds. Dr. Joe Castellano, President of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, spoke to KBTX-TV College Station, TX (1/31, Ninke, Witte) about the findings of a new national survey conducted on the...

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School based oral health

February Is National School-Based Health Care Awareness Month. The ADA News (2/4) reports that February is National School-Based Health Care Awareness Month, “an effort to highlight and recognize the role school-based health care providers play in ensuring students...

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Great idea

Consumers Want Simplified Icon To Identify Healthy Food Options, Study Suggests. NPR (1/24, Ellis) said that a survey by the American Heart Association and the International Food Information Council Foundation found that “95 percent of shoppers at least sometimes seek...

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More oral-systemic connections

Consumer Reports: Rheumatoid Arthritis And Gum Disease May Be “Partner Conditions.” The Washington Post (1/14) published a Consumer Reports article that discussed how some illnesses may increase a person’s risk of having a “partner condition.” The article included...

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