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5 Ways to Boost Your Child's Dental Health

Posted 02-20-2014 at 02:33 PM by ChristaIB (HealthBoards Blog)
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Although it's visually appealing to have a bright, beautiful smile, it's also important to your health. Optimal oral health can help prevent a number of infections and chronic pain. It can also prevent costly repairs in the future.

Teaching kids how to have good oral hygiene is important to boost your child's dental health. Issues like cavities, gingivitis and tooth decay are just a few of the results of poor oral hygiene. Good habits should start from the time...
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5 Cancer Prevention Tips

Posted 02-12-2014 at 03:57 PM by ChristaIB (HealthBoards Blog)
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What is known about cancer is constantly evolving, and yet no cure has been found. Cancer, in the most basic terms, is an uncontrolled division of cells in one or more parts of the body. The dividing cells affect healthy body tissues and eventually overtake them, overwhelming the body's systems. Without stopping the progression, it can lead to death.

There are more than 100 known types of cancer, according to the National Cancer Institute. Cancer is categorized...
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Painful Sex Due to Menopause is a Real Medical Condition (Sponsored)

Posted 02-07-2014 at 11:44 AM by ChristaIB (HealthBoards Blog)
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DYSPAREUNIA: WHY DOES IT HAPPEN?

If you are like most postmenopausal women, you probably have never heard of the term “dyspareunia.” Simply put, what this refers to is painful intercourse that occurs due to menopause.

It’s not just the hot flashes and night sweats, you can also blame declining estrogen levels for the fact that intercourse...
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Do You Have a Healthy Heart?

Posted 02-03-2014 at 04:56 PM by ChristaIB (HealthBoards Blog)
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When was the last time you thought about your heart health? A month ago? A year ago? Never? Well, there’s no better time than the present to have a heart checkup. Sure, you could put it off for another year, but your heart deserves better.

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, accounting for one out of every four casualties. While some risk factors like age, gender and family history are inevitable, other influences are preventable. High...
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Heart Health Tips for Women

Posted 01-28-2014 at 05:19 PM by ChristaIB (HealthBoards Blog)
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Men were once thought to be more susceptible to heart disease than women, but studies show that women account for more than half of those who die each year from heart disease in the United States. In fact, heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women, causing one out of every three deaths annually. Understanding heart disease and its risk factors is a good step, but it is equally important to take preventive measures.

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