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Busting Common Teeth Whitening Myths

You've scheduled a consult with a cosmetic dentist to have your teeth whitened, but some rumors you've heard over the years have you wondering how well the procedure will work -- and if there are any health consequences. Here are a few key facts to know before you make a visit to your dentist. Myth: You Only Need Teeth Whitening Done Once There are two types of teeth stains: intrinsic, or interior, and extrinsic. Read More 

Sometimes The Hospital Is The Best Place For Recovery

In spite of many people choosing to complete their recovery from a surgery or illness at home, there are times when it should be done in the hospital. These large healthcare facilities continue to be the one place where you have access to all of the resources you'll need. A hospital stay can speed your recovery by taking the distractions away from getting well and giving you a prompt response to any health changes. Read More 

Eating Aids: 2 Tips To Help Your Elderly Loved One Eat Independently

You may take your ability to eat independently for granted, but your loved one may be wishing to have this ability again. Being self-reliant can boost an elderly person's mood and confidence. The following are 2 tips to help you pick out the best eating aids that may give your elderly loved one the freedom to eat on his or her own. 1. Grip Matters Growing older is usually associated with a loss of strength, so make sure that the utensils you choose have grip. Read More 

Life-changing Steps To Take When Dealing With Vision Loss

Perhaps one of the most important senses you have is sight. If you are having problems seeing, whether it's because of genetics or just old age, moving around in your environment from day to day can be dangerous. That's why it's important to take steps to ensure you live a fulfilling life when dealing with vision loss: Eat for Better Eyesight One of the easiest and least expensive ways to improve your eyesight is to simply eat the right foods. Read More 

The Top 3 Health Risks To Be Concerned About As A Senior Male

You're retired and are getting ready to start on that bucket list. Don't ignore your health and let an age-related disease put a hole in your bucket. Your body is changing as it ages and you are more vulnerable to a few medical diseases than when you were much younger. Get a physical exam done regularly and talk with your doctor about these top three diseases which can cut your retirement activities short. Read More