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Pot And Cigarette Smoking Have At Least One Health Consequence In Common | Anna Almendrala | Posted 06.03.2016 | Healthy Living

By: Agata Blaszczak-Boxe, Contributing Writer Published: 06/02/2016 10:49 AM EDT on LiveScience Middle-age people who have smoked marijuana for many y...

Inflammation May Hold Key to Cognitive Decline in Alzheimer's Disease

Howard Fillit, MD | Posted 05.04.2016 | Science
Howard Fillit, MD

A new study poses an intriguing question: Does gum disease accelerate cognitive decline in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease? The answer may be found in inflammation.

Alzheimer's Worse In Patients With Gum Disease, New Study Says

Michael Lazar | Posted 03.31.2016 | Fifty
Michael Lazar

A new study has found that patients who are suffering from Alzheimer's and who have gum disease are at risk of a faster decline that patients who are ...

Birth Control Pills May Cause Bad Breath -- And Worse

Caroline Beaton | Posted 11.17.2016 | Healthy Living
Caroline Beaton

Former president of the American Association for Dental Research, Dr. Robert Genco, calls periodontal disease -- an advanced form of gum disease that affects half of Americans -- a public health concern. "[It] is one of the most prevalent non-communicable chronic diseases in our population."

Don't Forget To Brush Your Teeth. Seriously.

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 07.20.2015 | Healthy Living

Brushing twice a day is good for your breath and gums and all, but it also helps out your whole body. Francesco D’Aiuto, senior lecturer at the Eas...

Startup Abroad: Ode to Bangalore

Eric Kauderer-Abrams | Posted 10.06.2014 | Impact
Eric Kauderer-Abrams

Catching me in a weak moment during the first few days of our trip, my friend and co-founder Morgan, who spent last year working in Bangalore, sought to console me, saying, "Mother India always provides when you need it most."

The Impact of Smoking on Menopause

Ellen Dolgen | Posted 06.17.2014 | Fifty
Ellen Dolgen

If you've been having trouble breaking up with cigarettes, I have some helpful information that you need to know regarding the dangers of smoking. Unlike that "bad boy" in college, smoking can really do permanent damage to your health, especially if you're going through menopause.

'Microbial Pompeii' Discovered In Ancient Skeletons

LiveScience | Tanya Lewis | Posted 02.25.2014 | Science

A "microbial Pompeii" has been found on the teeth of 1,000-year-old human skeletons. Just as volcanic ash entombed the citizens of the ancient Roman c...

Expectant Mothers Should Keep Clean Mouth for Healthy Pregnancy

Dr. Harold Katz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Harold Katz

For expected mothers, good oral health and good physical health should be solidified as one and the same. Everything is shared between a baby and the mother, and at the end of the nine months, maintaining a clean and healthy mouth will put a smile on your newborn's face.

DNA Testing and Dentistry

Thomas P. Connelly, D.D.S. | Posted 06.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Thomas P. Connelly, D.D.S.

Increasingly, DNA testing is being used on living people for health reasons, to perhaps give an insight as to what your body may hold for you in the future. And dental DNA testing is leading the way.

Bad Breath: Many Causes, Simple Solutions

Dr. Harold Katz | Posted 12.01.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Harold Katz

There are many different causes of bad breath, and each of them can produce their own, unique form of oral odor. It's important to know what all of these things are so you can avoid them or take the proper steps to combat them.

Bad Doggie Breath? Chew on This

Dr. Tiffany Bierer | Posted 05.26.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Tiffany Bierer

Just like humans, bad doggie breath can be the sign of something more serious.

New Science In the World of Bad Breath

Dr. Harold Katz | Posted 01.15.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Harold Katz

While bad breath has been around pretty much as long as man has, research in the science world continues to find out what is behind bad breath and how to fix it -- not to mention new advances in technology.

Gum Disease Could Affect Pregnancy Chances

Huffington Post | Amanda Chan | Posted 09.06.2011 | Healthy Living

Gum disease could increase the amount of time it takes for a woman to get pregnant, experts say. Women with gum disease take, on average, two month...

Bad Breath -- More Than Just A Pain?

Dr. Harold Katz | Posted 09.05.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Harold Katz

To most of us, bad breath is an annoyance at most. However, there are some instances where bad breath is more than just something to be mindful of.

How Dental Health Can Affect Your Whole Body

Deepak Chopra | Posted 08.06.2011 | Healthy Living
Deepak Chopra

Taking good care of your teeth is a good way to avoid toothaches, expensive trips to the dentist and tooth loss in old age. But there is another reason to practice good oral health: It can affect the health of your whole body.

How To Avoid Being Another Gum Disease Statistic

Dr. Harold Katz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Dr. Harold Katz

Periodontitis is the second stage of gum disease and is difficult to treat. While there may be a new treatment for periodontitis on the horizon, the best thing you can do is to not let the disease get to this stage.

Why Brushing Your Teeth Could Save Your Life | Lucy Atkins | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

You'd think that the state of your gums would bear little relation to the rest of your body, but studies show that those of us who suffer from gum dis...