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  • February 2015

    Two Main Causes for Tooth Decay in Children

    February 23, 2015

    February is National Children's Dental Health Month. But really, dental care is important all year round, especially for children.  In America, more than one-fourth of children between the ages of two and five years old have tooth decay. It is worse for pre-teens and teenagers between the ages of 12 and 15. Almost half of them have tooth decay. In lower-income families, two-thirds of adolescents between the ages of 12 and 19 have had tooth decay, writes the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta.  

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    Understanding the leading cause of vision loss in older adults

    February 12, 2015
    The main reason for vision loss among people who are 50 years old and older is age-related macular degeneration (AMD), reports the National Eye Institute (NEI).  Slowly, almost imperceptibly, AMD harms the eyes' ability to use central vision and to see clearly. In other words, objects that are looked at directly become blurry. Those diagnosed with AMD will not go completely blind, but their vision becomes so poor that reading, watching TV, seeing a face and walking outside without help will be close to impossible.
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    Ways to Breathe Better with COPD

    February 04, 2015

    Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a progressive lung disease that makes breathing hard. About 24 million people in the U.S. have this disease, as stated by the COPD Foundation. Emphysema, chronic bronchitis, and poorly controlled severe asthma fall under the medical term COPD.

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