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Better Health (and Healthcare) Means Reuniting Mouth & Body

There was a sobering headline on Bloomberg last week: According to the latest statistics, we now spend nearly $10,000 on healthcare per person each year, yet our life expectancy is far lower than dozens of other developed nations. We’re number one in the world in spending, yet 27th in terms of life expectancy, just below […]

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How Breastfeeding Can Save Lives & Billions in Healthcare Costs

You probably already know that breastfeeding protects babies from premature death and serious diseases. But did you know it provides health benefits for mothers, too? According to recent research in Obstetrics & Gynecology, breastfeeding can significantly lower the risk of developing breast cancer, hypertension, diabetes, and heart disease in mothers. For the study, researchers modeled […]

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Care of the Mouth Is Care of the Body

We all know how crazy-high healthcare spending is here in the US. We spend far more than any other country in the world. More than 16% of our GDP goes to healthcare. We spend over $8700 per person, per year. Most other countries spend less than $1000. Yet according to National Research Council and Institute […]

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