To Your Health

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Despite the fact that it’s almost entirely preventable, tooth decay is the most common chronic disease in children according to The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research.

February is Children’s Dental Health month.

The American Dental Association advises that a balanced diet, limiting snacks, brushing and flossing each day and regular dental check-ups are the keys to a lifetime of healthy teeth and gums.

Flickr user Stewart Butterfield (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/)

The British comedian Jo Brand once remarked, “anything is good if it is made of chocolate.” But can anything made of chocolate also be good for you? Would you like to feel less guilty about the chocolates you ate on Valentine’s Day?

flickr user Alexandra Stevenson (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/2.0/)

It’s been 52 years since President Lyndon B. Johnson declared a War on Poverty – part of his Great Society vision, which brought us such programs as Medicare, Medicaid and Head Start. And there is still so much work to do.

flickr user Veterans Health (https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/mark/1.0/)

You might see a lot of people wearing red tomorrow, and they aren’t just getting a jump on Valentine’s Day.

Because heart disease was considered “a man’s disease” but killing over half a million American women a year,  in 2004 the American Heart Association created Go Red For Women. The goal is to dispel the myths and raise awareness of heart disease & stroke as the number one killer of women. Go Red also wants  action to save more lives and was designed to empower women to take charge of their heart health.

Did you go to a New Year’s Eve Party? Can you believe that happened THIS MONTH?

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