From the monthly archives:

December 2013

The old recommendation was to get bite wing X-rays of your teeth yearly, and full X-rays every three years, regardless of risk factors. Now, the recommendation is to only get X-rays as needed. Dentists are advised to make decisions that will minimize patient exposure to radiation, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t speak up—people don’t […]

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No matter how great your willpower, it has a limit. The last ten years have been stuffed with studies exploring Willpower’s limits—the more decisions and control you have to exert, the more likely you are to crack. And this won’t just affect any resolutions you make—work, chores, errands, all of these things will draw from […]

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The most popular New Year’s resolution seems to be to get in shape—but it also seems to be the hardest to keep. Gym visits peak in January and rapidly decline through February and March. So get serious now, and jump start your exercise goals. The last weekend of the year is great for finding gym […]

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“There’s a widespread, mistaken belief in this country that infectious disease is under control, which has led to complacency and to us letting our guard down,” said Dr. Tom Inglesby, chief executive officer for the UPMC Center for Health Security, a non-partisan center that works to protect Americans against epidemics and disasters. … “Fighting these […]

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Have A Safe Holiday!

December 25, 2013

Today is literally the worst day of the year to need medical care—if doctors don’t already have the day off, a little snow might convince them. So stay safe today! Here’s a list if Christmas dos and don’ts—they may seem obvious, but statistics about today prove otherwise. -No last minute decorations! Whether you’re trying to […]

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