Top summer health hacks

Summer is finally on the way! Now that the weather is getting warmer, and the nights are slowly getting longer, what better time to make good use of the season to help you get fitter and in shape. From checking your portion sizes and ditching the creamy, oil-covered sides for salads and pulses, to making the most of the sun and getting up and active, you only need to make a few small changes to feel better and full of energy while you enjoy the summer months. Use these health hacks to help you … [Read more...]

Three Reasons Not to Ignore a Toothache

When your tooth or teeth hurt, it can be enough to make you wince in pain and check your teeth straight away to make sure that nothing’s wrong – or, it can be dull and minor enough to ignore, brush your teeth, and class it as nothing urgent. Either way, the best response to getting a toothache is to schedule an appointment with your dentist to ensure that it’s nothing too serious and get any subsequent dental treatment that you may need. Although you might be tempted to simply let a minor … [Read more...]

Dental Problems Faced by Pregnant Women

Dental Problems Faced by Pregnant Women and How to Prevent Them It hardly seems fair but you can add dental problems to your growing list of things you should be concerned about during pregnancy. Your body is changing as it moves to accommodate the growing life inside of you. This inevitably affects the health of your mouth and teeth. It is especially important, now more than ever, that you continue to see your dentist after you have become pregnant. This way you can stave off any … [Read more...]

Dental Coverage: Another Reason to Shop in the Marketplace

As you’re creating your Health Insurance Marketplace account and getting ready to sign up for health insurance in the Marketplace on October 1, don’t forget about dental care. Dental care is an important part of your overall health and well-being, and it can be expensive. So Healthcare.gov has added information to explain your options for getting dental coverage in the Marketplace. Why is health insurance important to you? Dental care is one of the many reasons it’s important to have … [Read more...]

Dentist Visit Tips “.. prepare your child, eliminate some fear”

There’s something about a visit to the dentist’s office that strikes fear into the hearts of many children, even if the dentist in question is a competent, good-natured individual who’s wholly dedicated to the care of kids’ teeth. Even after your child’s relationship with his dentist is established and his trust has been gained, there’s a strong chance that he’ll still be nervous or a bit frightened when the time for an appointment rolls around. These tips can help you prepare your child … [Read more...]

HIV/AIDS-Women in Pacific Northwest: April 15 – Conference in Seattle

  HIV - AIDS        Multiple Community Partners Collaborate to Address HIV/AIDS Among Women in the Pacific Northwest   Next month I will have the honor of speaking to a regional training conference about women and HIV/AIDS for health professionals from the Pacific Northwest. This training is just one of many important local, state, and regional community mobilizations aligned with the National HIV/AIDS Strategy that are unfolding across the country. Like many of those mobilizations, the … [Read more...]

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