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In addition to preventing dental health issues and checking for cavities and gum disease, regular dental exams can detect several serious health issues to prevent further complications and get early treatment. By maintaining your regular 6 month appointments, your dentist can also let you know about any signs of other health conditions. Dental exams can...
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Laughter is the best medicine? The old adage holds some truth. But what’s the science behind the saying? 1. Laughter helps us find intimacy with others, which decreases stress and minimizes pain. 2. Laughter relaxes muscles–even 45 minutes after your chuckle! 3. Laughter boosts your immune system: It decreases stress hormones and increases antibodies to...
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This concludes our series on social networking, and our tips on using it responsibly. This final post outlines a couple of ways to be sure using Facebook does not interfere with success in your career. 1.If you wouldn’t say it at work, don’t say it on Facebook. This includes comments about gender, race, religion, your...
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There are certain things for your own safety or job security that you should never reveal on a social networking site. Some may seem like common sense but many people have become increasingly comfortable with sharing (and over-sharing) on Facebook. 1. Never confess anything– Whether it be illegal behavior, complaints about your job or coworkers,...
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This post will kick off a series on a couple of things to be aware of in terms of Facebook and the types of things not to share on this popular social networking site. First off, Facebook offers huge opportunities to those who wish to hack into your online bank account. It is a perfect...
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It has long been understood that good looks have a correlation with a higher salary. However, how do they factor in to scoring a job interview? How about having a successful interview? Employers would like to say that they hire solely on credentials, personality, and best fit for the job, but truth be told, first...
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March 7-13 is National Sleep Awareness Week. We kicked off the week with a celebration at Carroll Hospital Center, and are enjoying focus on the importance of sleep. Here are a couple of alarming sleep facts: 1. 70 million people in the U.S. have a sleep problem. 2. As a result, U.S. employers could be...
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When most people think of braces, they think of long treatment times, conspicuous brackets, and pricey orthodontic bills. Especially for adults, this is no motivation to fix crooked teeth, so many people settle for a smile that they are not proud of.  Enter an innovative new treatment–Six Month Smiles. Six Month Smiles uses the technology...
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Also known as “sleep bruxism,” tooth grinding at night is a common problem that seems to be linked to stress during the day. Recent studies have surveyed people who chronically grind their teeth at night, and there seemed to be a commonality that spanned age, gender, race, and socioeconomic factors–day stress. Sleep bruxism wears down...
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Most of us have had our fair share of colds this winter–and perhaps purchased one or more remedies to get over our colds faster. But which ones work? Studies have shown that there really is no cure for the common cold. While Americans continue to spend over 4 million dollars yearly on cough and cold...
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