Month: September 2016

Alcohol Directly Linked to 7 Cancers: Who Runs the Greatest Risk?

It only takes one hangover to prove our bodies treat alcohol like a poison. Yet, drinking is a cultural norm and there are plenty of articles touting the health benefits of a daily glass of red wine. It can be hard to strike the middle ground. Unfortunately, with recent news regarding alcohol consumption and cancer rates, that middle ground just got shakier. While this doesn’t mean you should give up alcohol together, it does mean keeping alcohol consumption to a moderate minimum is best, especially if you have a family medical history that includes one of seven different cancers. As a reference...

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Teens and Addiction: Information Every Parent Need

The word addiction is laden with dark and ominous images. And, it’s true that in its most powerful forms, addiction can ruin lives and cause dramatic rifts for families. However, it typically begins in very innocent or seemingly unharmful ways. Awareness and prevention are key to stopping potential threats before they become an issue for your teenager. Understanding Teen Addiction Most people think of addiction in terms of chemical dependency. In fact, Psychology Today defines addiction as: “…a condition that results when a person ingests a substance…or engages in an activity…that can be pleasurable but the continued use/act of which becomes compulsive and interferes with ordinary...

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Oral Health: Why it’s Important to your Overall Well-Being

You’ve heard it since you were a kid, “brush and floss your teeth twice a day!” Back then, it was all about preserving those pearly whites and preventing cavities. Now, however, oral health is a much more serious subject. It turns out that oral health is important to your overall well-being. Let’s take a look at some of the latest research on brushing and flossing teeth. Brushing and Flossing Teeth is More Important Than You Think The more we learn about the body, the more we understand that the whole is definitely the sum of its parts. Poor oral hygiene...

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