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Preventing nose bleeds during cold weather

With the cold weather, some people get frequent nose bleeds. What can be done to prevent them, and how should they be handled when they do occur? Many people gets scared whenever blood appears, but a little knowledge can go a long way here, in helping one to prevent these frequent episodes. Most nosebleeds are

Eating Disorders: Facts About Eating Disorders and the Search for Solutions

Eating is controlled by many factors, including appetite, food availability, family, peer, and cultural practices, and attempts at voluntary control. Dieting to a body weight leaner than needed for health is highly promoted by current fashion trends, sales campaigns for special foods, and in some activities and professions. Eating disorders involve serious disturbances in eating

Snack Smart for Healthy Teeth

What’s wrong with sugary snacks, anyway? Sugary snacks taste so good-but they aren’t so good for your teeth or your body. The candies, cakes, cookies, and other sugary foods that kids love to eat between meals can cause tooth decay. Some sugary foods have a lot of fat in them too. Kids who consume sugary

Oral Cancer

The term oral cancer includes cancers of the mouth and the pharynx, part of the throat. About two-thirds of oral cancers occur in the mouth and about one-third are found in the pharynx. Oral cancer will be diagnosed in an estimated 30,000 Americans this year and will cause more than 8,000 deaths. The disease kills

Taking care of your teeth

Thanks to better at-home care and in-office dental treatments, more people than ever before are keeping their teeth throughout their lives. Although some diseases and conditions can make dental disease and tooth loss more likely, most of us have a good deal of control over whether we keep our teeth into old age. The most

Dry Mounth (Xerostomia)

What do I need to know about dry mouth? Everyone has a dry mouth once in a while–if they are nervous, upset or under stress. But if you have a dry mouth all or most of the time, it can be uncomfortable and can lead to serious health problems. Dry mouth… can cause difficulties in

Short Guide to Quitting Smoking

Smoking Overview Tobacco use remains the leading preventable cause of death in the United States, causing more than 440,000 deaths each year and resulting in an annual cost of more than $75 billion in direct medical costs. Nationally, smoking results in more than 5.6 million years of potential life lost each year (CDC). Quitting Smoking

Effect of Tobacco Use and Dependence in Women

Lung cancer has surpassed breast cancer to become the number one cancer killer among women. Trends in women’s lung cancer can be clearly linked to smoking behavior; currently observed increases in lung cancer rates mirror trends in women’s uptake of smoking 30-40 years ago. Smoking cessation clinical trials reveal that the same treatments benefit both