Parents: Don’t share the slide with your kids

A seemingly simple and fun activity that parents may want to share with their children could have medical repercussions, as evidenced by a video currently popular on Facebook. Sharing a ride down a slide with your child may appear to be fun but it could cause injury to your child. A USA Today photo showing…
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Healthy gums support strong teeth

Periodontal disease is a chronic inflammatory disease that affects the gum tissue and bone supporting the teeth, according to the American Academy of Periodontology. If left untreated, it can lead to tooth loss. Research has shown that periodontal disease is associated with other chronic inflammatory diseases, such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease. One out of every two…
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Summer car safety tips

Every summer, children die from heat stroke because they are unintentionally left in a hot car, with the majority of these deaths occurring in children age 3 and under. I want to remind parents and others they should never leave a child in a car unattended. Infants and small children are not able to regulate their…
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Laurel? Yanny? Which one did you hear?

Recently, there was the social media debate about Laurel or Yanny. Much like the blue and black dress controversy several years ago, it sparked discussion as to which sound was heard, “yanny” or “laurel.” And in case you are wondering, the original sound is…laurel. There are several theories as to why we hear one or the…
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