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Did you know the American Heart Association recently updated guidelines for hypertension? The Heart Association lowered the hypertension threshold to 130/80 from 140/90. What does this mean for our patients? If left untreated, hypertension can lead to serious health issues, including a heart attack or stroke....

Sleep is necessary for every function in the body. So it’s no wonder that sleep deprivation is linked to many medical problems. Lack of sleep leads to deficits in cognitive functioning and makes it difficult for our bodies to repair itself. When we’re not getting...

The great poet Ralph Waldo Emerson once wrote, "There was never a child so lovely but his mother was glad to get him to sleep." While being a parent is stressful and tiring, so is being a kid. Even though well-enforced sleep habits do provide...

            Halitosis is the technical term for chronic bad breath. It’s a nasty subject but sometimes you gotta talk about it. Why? Because unlike occasional bad breath, halitosis can be a sign of another underlying dental or medical concern including serious conditions like gum disease, infection,...

Sleep is essential to overall good health. Lack of it can affect us in ways we might not imagine. Not getting enough sleep has been shown to cause weight gain and memory problems. It can also be a precursor to cardiovascular disease. And, of course,...

If you’ve ever been to the dentist you’ve probably listened to them advise you to stay away from too many sweets. Too much sugar in your diet can result in tooth decay, but what if there was at least one sweet treat out there that...

Adults aren’t the only ones who suffer from sleep problems. According to the National Sleep Foundation, more than two-thirds of children experience one or more sleep problems at least a few nights a week. One of the most common sleep problems in children is obstructive...

The 2017 holiday season is upon us, which means we’re all about to get busier and perhaps a little plumper as we rush between Thanksgiving meals, Christmas parties, and family gatherings. But, just because our waistline (and wallet) suffers a little during the holidays doesn’t...

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