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Your Essential Guide to Getting New Dentures

Tags: bad breath, dental health, dentist, dentures, geriatric, geriatric health, gingivitis, teeth

Deciding on and getting dentures is a complicated, long process. Find out what you need to know about choosing, wearing and caring for dentures.


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Is This Why You Can’t See at Night?

Tags: cataracts, Double vision, eye exam, eye health, eyes, eyesight, retinitis pigmentosis, vision, vision loss

Night blindness is not a disease. It’s a symptom of an underlying condition. In most cases, it can be treated. Find out how.


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Newest Research Finds No Link Between MMR Vaccine, Autism

Tags: autism, autism spectrum disorders (ASD), brain health, genetics, growing pains of parenting, measles-mumps-rubella (MMR), study, vaccines

A new study published by the Journal of the American Medical Association finds the MMR vaccination has no association to the development of autism -- even among children who are at higher risk for the disorder.


Watch This if You Have Heart Disease and Take ED Drugs (Video)

Watch This if You Have Heart Disease and Take ED Drugs (Video)

Tags: blood pressure, ED, erectile dysfunction, heart disease, study

A new study finds that drugs commonly used to treat erectile dysfunction could have heart benefits, including Viagra® (sildenafil citrate), Levitra® (vardenafil) and Cialis® (tadalafil).


Why Does It Hurt Down There? How to Relieve Your Pelvic Pain

Why Does It Hurt Down There? How to Relieve Your Pelvic Pain

Tags: chronic pelvic pain, endometriosis, fibroids, ob/gyn, pain management, uterine fibroids, women's health

If you’re frustrated by chronic pelvic pain that hasn’t responded to treatment, you’re not alone. But with help, you can live a normal life.


Why You Love or Hate Cilantro

Why You Love or Hate Cilantro

Tags: DNA, genetics, herbs and spices

Who doesn’t love the smell of freshly cut herbs? However, there’s one aromatic leaf that can produce a distinctly negative reaction: cilantro. Find out why you may love or hate it. The answer may be in your genes.


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How Salt, Potassium Affect Your Teen’s Blood Pressure

Tags: blood pressure, potassium, salt, teens

A new study finds that a diet high in sodium may not have a negative impact on blood pressure levels in teenage girls, but a diet high in potassium may lower blood pressure.


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Telemedicine: How Tech Can Bring You Medical Visits Online

Tags: doctor’s appointments, HIPAA, innovation, medical innovations, telemedicine

The word telemedicine often brings to mind high-end technology, but it’s often much simpler than that. Find out how your computer or smartphone can help you manage your health.


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What Your Tongue Can Tell You About Your Health

Tags: dental health, oral cancer, oral health, smoking, vitamins

Changes in tongue color or pain in your tongue can be an indication of a serious condition. A Cleveland Clinic family physician discusses why you should watch for changes on your tongue.


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Is Your Child Ready for a Sleepover? 6 Steps to Avoid Anxiety

Tags: anxiety, growing pains of parenting, separation anxiety, sleep, sleep disorders

Parents can take simple steps to soothe a young child’s fears and anxieties over sleeping at a friend’s house for the first time.