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Is Your Mouth Too Small for Your Tongue?

We live in an era of medical specialists.  Cardiologists, endocrinologists, oncologists, gastroenterologists – each tends to focus on parts rather than the whole being. Yet as science continues to evolve, there is ever more evidence that oral health is intimately linked to overall health. While the cardiologist who focuses on hearts may never take mouths […]

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The Link between Gum Disease, Breast Cancer, & Lifestyle

By now you’ve probably heard something about the risk gum disease poses to your heart health. After all, plaque is plaque. But did you know that gum disease is also associated with increased prevalence of breast cancer? That was the finding of a 2011 study out of Sweden. Researchers followed over 3000 women in their […]

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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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The Drug Without Side Effects: Exercise

Other than diet, few things will help the body as much as exercise. As the chair of the British Academy of Medical Royal Colleges put it in her Foreword to the Academy’s 2015 report to physicians, Physical activity is important in the management of long-term diseases, but it is even more important in the prevention […]

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The “Nearly Universal Prescription for Better Health”

Two thirds of American adults say their health is good. Yet about half have one or more preventable chronic diseases. Think heart disease. Think diabetes. Think cancer. Such conditions may be aggravated by overweight or obesity. Two thirds of Americans also grapple with those. Maybe the ultimate irony is that, on some level, we all […]

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