Monday, August 21, 2017

Health and Wellness

Effective Dental Health Practices for Families

Effective Dental Health Practices for Families

When it comes to securing one’s health, it pays to include dental or oral health. According to many health professionals, your oral health is a window to your overall health. If you have dental problems like bleeding gums or oral infections, then this is a manifestation that something must be wrong with your general health. For this reason, it pays to include good oral health into one’s lifestyle. And if you are starting to raise your family, it’s best to introduce the best dental health practices for all members of the family. Here are some of the most effective and…

Sleep Myths- Breaking It Down

Sleep Myths- Breaking It Down

Sleep has been the subject of many myths. We hear about these myths from parents and friends, and some are irresponsibly spread through social media. Although it’s fun and highly entertaining to learn more about these myths, it can be misleading and dangerous. There are some individuals out there who see these myths are real, thus they eventually learn to follow these to the detriment of their health. Here are some of the popular myths about sleep, and and explanation and clarification that can help you better take advantage of sleep. Cheat on the ‘Amount of Sleep’ that You Get…

Why Children Grind Their Teeth

Why Children Grind Their Teeth

Understanding what bruxism is will be your first step to eliminating it from your life. Bruxism which is also known as teeth grinding is when a person clenches or grinds their top and bottom teeth across each other. Many people do this unknowingly while they are sleeping while others do it while awake.  Teeth grinding is very collective amongst children while they are asleep. You are probably wondering why this is more common in children than adults. There are ways to discover if your child is grinding their teeth in their sleep and also treatment plans that will assist you…

Is There Really A Superpill That Boosts Intelligence?

Is There Really A Superpill That Boosts Intelligence?

The brain is truly a complex part of the human anatomy. When you stop to think about all of the things it can do at one time; we can type on a computer, talk to someone on the phone, and watch TV. It’s debatable how much information is being retained while multitasking, but just the fact that we can do it is pretty amazing. Working with the brain as well as the spinal cord and peripheral nerves is the domain of the neurosurgeon. If a person has a stroke, a tumor in the brain or a spinal disc herniation a…

childhood autism

Are Vaccines Really Linked With Childhood Autism?

Disease has been a part of the human condition since we started walking the Earth and as early as 1796 people were turning to inoculation as a way to prevent disease. Invented by Edward Jenner, smallpox was the first to be treated with arm-to-arm inoculation. The large scale production of vaccines started in the 1940’s with children being inoculated for smallpox, diphtheria, and tetanus. The vaccine against polio came next in 1955, with measles, rubella, and mumps following close behind in the 1960’s. Due to the success of the eradication efforts, in the 1970’s the use of the smallpox vaccine…

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