Posts Categorized: Family

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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The facts about ticks

It’s that time of the year again! Warmer weather has finally arrived in Kentucky and with it comes ticks. Ticks can be found in wooded areas or spots with high grass. They sometimes can even be found in your backyard and on your pets. To help prevent tick bites, Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends the…
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What to do about missing or damaged teeth

Have you ever wondered what to do if you lose a permanent tooth or have a significant space between teeth? Or have you questioned whether you can change a denture or feel more comfortable in a partial or complete denture? In the United States, an estimated 120 million people are missing at least one tooth,…
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