Family Health Team

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Should You Visit the Emergency Department, Urgent Care of Express Care? Use these tips.

Should You Visit the Emergency Department, Urgent Care or Express Care?

Tags: doctor's appointment, doctor’s appointments, emergency, emergency care, ER visit

In what situations should you get your loved one to a hospital Emergency Department (ED) versus an urgent care center, express care center or primary care doctor? Find out.


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Top 3 Myths About Correcting Your Vision With LASIK or PRK

Tags: eye exam, eye health, eyes, laser eye surgery, LASIK, vision, vision loss

If you're doing some online research about laser eye surgery, you may have seen some negative stories. How do you know what’s true? A Cleveland Clinic ophthalmologist dispels common myths.


Do You Worry About Mercury in Your Silver Dental Fillings?

Do You Worry About Mercury in Your Silver Dental Fillings?

Tags: dentist, mercury, teeth

There have been lingering concerns over mercury in dental amalgam, despite many studies that show its safety. Find out what experts say and why.


Why It’s Important to Continue Exercising as You Age

Why It’s Important to Continue Exercising as You Age

Tags: aging, aging with grace, brain health, elderly, exercise, geriatric, geriatric health

There’s evidence that being active as you age has health benefits. A new study shows older people may preserve their mobility and brain function by being more active.


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How to Choose the Best Toothpaste for You

Tags: dental health, dentist, flouride, oral health, teeth whitening, tooth decay, toothpaste

If you know what to look for in good toothpaste, you can help protect and whiten your teeth, as well as address sensitivity, plaque and proper fluoridation.


How Icicles Can Be Surprisingly Dangerous

How Icicles Can Be Surprisingly Dangerous

Tags: concussion, emergency, emergency care, tips for winter weather, winter

As if the snow and cold have not been enough to deal with this winter, another danger now hangs over our heads: the large icicles that have formed on many homes and buildings. Find out what to do if you're hit by falling ice.


New Implantable Device May Help You to Hear Again

New Implantable Device May Help You to Hear Again

Tags: cochlear, ear, hearing, hearing aid, Hearing loss

If you have a certain kind of hearing loss, there may be a new solution that can allow you to hear again. The Food and Drug Administration recently approved the first device that combines a hearing aid with a cochlear implant.


6 Tips to Protect Your Lips from the Cold

6 Tips to Protect Your Lips from the Cold

Tags: chapped lips, dermatologist, dermatology, skin care, tips for winter weather, winter

Winter can be a brutal time of the year for your lips. The cold air, the chilling wind and dry, heated air inside all conspire to make your smoocher dry and tight. Here are six tips to keep your lips lovely all winter long.


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Do Teeth-Whitening Kits You Use at Home Really Work?

Tags: dental health, periodontal disease, teeth, teeth whitening, tooth decay

Should you use a teeth whitening kit at home? FInd out about the safety and effectiveness of these whiteners, how the work and five things you should do before using them.


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Why Sugar Can Wreck Your Sex Drive (Video)

Tags: added sugar, relationships, sex, sexual dysfunction, sexual health, stress, sugar

It's sweet and seductive, and we often crave it. But when it comes to your sexual health, it's not so good for you. It's sugar. Find out why sex and sugar don't mix.