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A Major Health Care Victory in Indian Country

Wendell Potter | Posted 03.23.2017 | Politics
Wendell Potter

Almost exactly a year ago, I wrote about how an American Indian tribe in Washington state defied a powerful special interest that was making it diffic...

‘It’s Because You’re Fat’  —  And Other Lies My Doctors Told Me

The Establishment | Posted 03.13.2017 | Healthy Living
The Establishment

This piece by Martina Donkers originally appeared on The Establishment, an independent multimedia site founded and run by women. By age 18, my knees h...

'Give Kids a Smile Program' for New York CIty Kids, Uplifting Humanity

Jim Luce | Posted 01.11.2017 | New York
Jim Luce

My beat covers anything 'uplifting of humanity,' such as Give Kids A Smile (GKAS) - a national event organized by the American Dental Association (ADA...

Calgary Removed Fluoride from Water and Saw an Increase in Tooth Decay

Dan Arel | Posted 02.23.2017 | Science
Dan Arel

When Calgary, Alberta decided to remove fluoride from its drinking water in 2011, the rate of tooth decay in Calgary children increased found a new st...

These ‘Healthy Snacks’ May Be Bad For Your Teeth

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 11.30.2015 | Healthy Living

Scrapping added sugars from your diet can benefit your health and decrease your risk for obesity, but swapping them for calorie-free, artificially swe...

Customer Gives Mega Tip So Single Dad Can Get Dental Work, Reason To Smile

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 03.12.2015 | Good News

A waiter found himself completely transformed after a generous tip. For years, Brian Maixner, a waiter at the Doo-Dah Diner in Wichita, Kansas, ha...

The Whole World Is Eating Too Much Sugar

Reuters | Posted 05.04.2015 | Healthy Living

* Intake should be halved in Americas, W. Europe * Evidence shows sugar link to weight gain * Can of soda contains 10 te...

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."

How Having a Sweet Tooth Might Save Your Life

Spencer Penn | Posted 08.26.2014 | Impact
Spencer Penn

Hold on -- does that mean I'm claiming that candy could save your life? The answer is yes. But not just any candy: a sugar-free chewing gum designed specifically to fight cavities.

'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...

Research Shows Billions Are Affected by Oral Health Conditions

Dr. Harold Katz | Posted 08.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Harold Katz

In all areas throughout the world, there is an urgent need for community knowledge and response to oral health conditions, as many of these factors affect an individual's overall health.

Go Natural to Fight Tooth Decay and Halitosis

Dr. Harold Katz | Posted 11.18.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Harold Katz

Just because there's no food that can fight bad breath doesn't mean that natural extracts from plants won't be able to improve your dental health.

7 Foods For Healthier Teeth

The Huffington Post | Meredith Melnick | Posted 03.07.2012 | Healthy Living

We all know the basics of good oral care: brush in the morning and evening, floss each day and visit the dentist twice per year. But there are smaller...

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.

The Chemical Marketplace Series -- Drinking It In: Is Fluoride Good for You?

Bill Chameides | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill Chameides

With nearly 200 million Americans drinking fluoridated tap water these days, is it time to ask ourselves, do we really need the fluoridation?

Katie Knows Best: Let Suri Have Her Bottle

Tatiana Boncompagni | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tatiana Boncompagni

My daughter is 22 months old, nearly two, and she still gets her milk bottle -- just like Suri Cruise, the oft-photographed daughter of Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes. Does that make me a bad mother? According to the celebrity weeklies, yes.