Can Ignoring Cavities Be Fatal?

Can Ignoring Cavities Be Fatal?

Can Ignoring Cavities Be Fatal? Cavities, or tooth decay, also sometimes referred to as caries, are no surprise to hear about. A more significant part of the world’s population has tooth decay to a certain extent present in their mouths. In the United States, they are most common in youngsters, teens, and people of older ages. It exists in various forms, with some being more severe than the rest. It could simply be white, brown, yellow, or black marks on the exterior of teeth or deep holes caused due to weakened enamel and tooth rot. The condition may sound mainstream,...

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How to fall asleep

How to fall asleep

There you are. It’s 3 a.m. and you’re still wide awake, staring at the ceiling, your phone, or the wall. You simply can’t fall asleep. If you’re having a hard time falling asleep, perhaps this blog post will help you find a solution that can work for you. Of course, some sleep problems are indicative of other medical conditions, so it’s always important to consult a physician. If sleep escapes you, here are some tips on how to fall asleep: (1) Listen to meditation music when you go to bed. My recommendation is Zen Radio. (2) Refrain from drinking caffeine...

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What is a heartview scan?

What is a heartview scan?

Some hospitals are advertising on billboards for walk-in heart scans. Usually, when I see a billboard advertisement from a hospital, I don’t pay much attention, because whenever I go to a hospital, it is because either (1) my doctor ordered it, or (2) there’s an emergency. I don’t typically go to a hospital because an advertisement convinced me to do so. However, there is one hospital advertisement that did catch my attention and convince me to act. And that advertisement was for a walk-in heartview scan. What is a heartview scan. A heartview scan is basically a CT scan that...

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What are the best bandages for kids

What are the best bandages for kids

KIds get owies all the time. Bumps and bruises, minor cuts and scrapes. They’re all a part of the growing-up process. And we, as responsible parents, need to ensure we’re there to comfort our children when they get injured and help them in the healing process. And, of course, one of the most common items in the family first-aid kit for children is adhesive bandages. As a parent, I am astounded at the number of bandages our family goes through each year. And it’s not just because our kids are getting injured a lot. Sometimes, my little kids just want...

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6 Common Medical Myths

6 Common Medical Myths

The human body is a fascinating thing. It’s something we live with every single second of our lives, but we tend to be pretty clueless about how it works and more importantly how to take care of it. And with this cluelessness, it should come as no surprise that misinformation and medical myths abound regarding our health. Here are some of the more interesting medical myths that continue to get peddled through ages. Myth #1: Turkey makes you sleepy This myth is always brought up around Thanksgiving. But sorry, turkey in and of itself doesn’t make one sleepy. The reason...

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What are the best bandages for blisters

What are the best bandages for blisters

If you have a foot blister, it’s likely you’re not going to be a very happy camper until you tend to it. Not only are blisters painful, but if you don’t properly care for blisters, they can lead to the possibility of infection. This is why I decided to touch upon the frequently-asked-question of “What are the best bandages for blisters?” First off, tending to a blister is slightly different than tending to a scratch or simple cut. What is a blister? A blister is a skin bubble that appears when watery serum fluid collects under the top-most layer of...

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Kids’ Health Questions

Kids’ Health Questions

At Children’s Hospital Colorado, we understand that some health concerns follow parents and children through every age and stage. The following questions will help prepare you for those common rites of passage.

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Do You Know the ABCs of Health Care?

Do You Know the ABCs of Health Care?

Each one of us arrives at that time in our lives when we truly understand that being in good health is extremely important.  This realization can arrive at any time; in fact, this understanding of the significance of good health seems to vary for everyone and really does depend on various life factors.

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How to Handle Your Kids’ Mystery Ailments

How to Handle Your Kids’ Mystery Ailments

Parental pop quiz: your kid comes home from school with a stomachache — do you limit their Flamin’ Hot Cheetos intake or head straight to the pediatrician’s office? Being a parent is anything but easy, but trying to treat your child’s mysterious aches and pains can be particularly tricky; especially since kids seem to get sick so often, thanks to a developing immune system and an insatiable curiosity about the surrounding world.

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Our Definitive Guide to Cold and Flu

Our Definitive Guide to Cold and Flu

More than 90 percent of upper respiratory infections are caused by viruses. These infections create different symptoms at each stage. Most colds and flus go away in about a week, although some symptoms (like coughing) can take two or three weeks to go away completely.

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