Dental Implants: Not Such a Clear Choice

Dental Implants:  Not Such a Clear Choice By Dr. Woody Wooddell, D.D.S.  Perhaps no single development in dentistry has been more profound than dental implants. A dental implant is an artificial tooth root upon which a tooth restoration is built, such as crowns, bridges or dentures. They are made from titanium, a strong and lightweight metal […]

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How Contact Lenses Have Evolved

How Contact Lenses Have Evolved By Michael J. Dodd, MD Contact lenses are an option to correct optical (refractive) errors of the human eye. There are four general types of refractive errors: myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), astigmatism and presbyopia (aging eyes which requires reading glasses). Combinations of these can occur. For example, a patient may have myopia with […]

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With the Grain: Straight-Edged Shaving

  With the Grain: Straight-Edged Shaving By Melissa Conroy For centuries, men had to hold a straight-edged razor to their throats to rid themselves of unwanted hair. The shaving game changed in 1847 when William S. Henson submitted the first patent for a safety razor. Safety razors took off when King Camp Gillette was granted […]

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The Link between Periodontal Health and Overall Health

The Link between Periodontal Health and Overall Health By Dr. Joe Passaro If you’ve been told that you suffer from periodontal disease, commonly referred to as gum disease, you aren’t alone. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that more than 70 percent of Americans age 65 and older suffer from gum disease, an […]

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Petroleum Jelly: Not Just for Dry Skin

Petroleum Jelly: Not Just for Dry Skin By Melissa Conroy Nearly every medicine cabinet in the US has a jar of petroleum jelly on stock. It is a ubiquitous compound slathered onto millions of lips, rough elbows and baby bottoms every day. Beauty contestants use it to keep their lips from sticking to their teeth, […]

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Yes, Treatment of Your Varicose Veins Can Be Pain Free

YES, TREATMENT OF YOUR VARICOSE VEINS CAN BE PAIN FREE By Dr. Kelly O’Donnell           If you are suffering from varicose veins, restless leg syndrome or have heaviness in your legs, you could be suffering from venous reflux disease. Many patients have heard stories about vein stripping for varicose vein removal and worry that modern […]

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Smiling with Confidence, Chewing with Comfort

Smiling with Confidence, Chewing with Comfort By Dr. Earl L. Chambers Long gone are the days of tolerating loose dentures. The clacking and lisping are a thing of the past. There has been a long history of efforts to stabilize this type of prosthesis, which brings to mind George Washington’s wooden teeth coupled with springs. […]

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Younger for Life

YOUNGER FOR LIFE By Kater Leatherman In a perfect world, there would be a fountain of youth, the proverbial magic bullet, an easy answer to all our problems. We’ve come to expect instant gratification, especially when everything happens in a nano-second. Even though we want change at the flick of a switch, we realize that […]

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Every Breath You Take

Every Breath You Take By Melissa Conroy Roughly 20,000 times a day, you perform the same fundamental function: breathing. However, unless you are meditating, sick with a head cold or swimming, you may pay scant notice to the way your lungs continually pull life-giving oxygen into your body. Breathing is so fundamental to what we […]

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Weigh Less, Live More

Weigh Less, Live More (This is the third in a series of articles on finding the right foods to naturally rev up your metabolism and see lasting weight loss.) By Ellen Kittredge While there are as many fad diets these days as you can count on your fingers and toes many times over, there is […]

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Getting Comfortable in Your Own Skin

Getting Comfortable in Your  Own Skin             By Andrea Lichtenstein    Today it seems like there are hundreds of skin care products on the market. How do you choose which is best for your skin? What about the myriad of treatments and facials? It can be overwhelming to navigate through all of the products and […]

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