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Can daily flossing save your life?

 

It’s a known fact – the health of your teeth and gums can impact your risks for heart disease and a number of other serious medical illnesses. This shouldn’t come as a surprise considering that everything in our body affects everything, meaning that the health status of our mouth might impact and/or be a reflection of our body’s overall health. (more…)

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Macular Dystrophy Treatment: How We’re Making Change

Macular dystrophy is a rare genetic eye disorder that causes vision loss. It affects the back of your eye, and leads to cell damage in an area called the macula, which controls how you see what’s out in front of you. When a patient has this disorder, they have trouble seeing straight ahead, making it difficult to read, drive, or do other daily activities that require them to look straight ahead.  Today we’re discussing a revolutionary macular dystrophy treatment option. (more…)

Taking Medication for Depression Doesn't Mean I'm Weak
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Taking Medication for Depression Doesn’t Mean I’m Weak

The first week or so on Wellbutrin was a blur. We were in the process of moving from Louisiana to Texas, and I felt a little like I was on speed. Wellbutrin contains a stimulant, so it’s different from other antidepressants in that way. I found I couldn’t drink too much coffee or alcohol, because both brought on horrible side effects when combined with the medication. I was clenching my teeth and shaking my leg a lot more, but I also wasn’t coming straight home from work and crawling into bed or spending three hours in the bathtub crying, so I accepted the side effects. Eventually, I got used to it, and the effects lessened. It helped for a while.
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