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OCTOBER IS BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH

Every year over 200,000 American women are diagnosed with breast cancer. Breast cancer is the most common cancer among American women, except for skin cancers. About 1 in 8 (12%) women in the US will develop invasive breast cancer during their lifetime. The American Cancer Society’s estimates for breast cancer in the United States for […]

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Baby Bottle Tooth Decay

Q: What is baby bottle tooth decay? ANSWERED by DR. GRAYSON SELLERS: Baby bottle tooth decay is caused by the frequent & long-term exposure of a child’s teeth to liquids containing sugars. Among these liquids are milk, formula, fruit juice, sodas & other sweetened drinks. Every time a child consumes a sugary liquid, acid attacks […]

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About Chickens

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About Chickens

Having a garden and orchard are very important for homesteading. However, there are many animals that are also key. One of the most common and useful animals on a homestead are chickens. Chickens offer several benefits to a homesteader. Eggs are an obvious value. Female chickens, called hens, will lay eggs with or without a […]

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FROM DESPAIR TO HEALTHY, PHYSICALLY FIT AND HOPEFUL FOR THE FUTURE

I am not an expert, but simply a normal human being who until very recently felt healthy, but my body was saying otherwise. I am an oldest child of 3 who grew up with her grandparents and saw her parents occasionally when possible. Like most people, life happened and I underwent many difficulties and struggles. […]

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Receding Gums

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Receding Gums

Q: Why do my gums seem to be receding? ANSWERED by DR. ADAM LALONDE: Many people brush too hard or use a toothbrush that is too hard; a “soft” toothbrush actually cleans best. Vigorous brushing is not necessary, in fact, it can be harmful. After years of hard brushing, erosion of the enamel and gums […]

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Exercising through the Fall and Winter?  How to Stay Motivated

Knowing how to stay motivated throughout the fall and winter seasons is more important than you might think. The warm temperatures and longer hours of sunlight in spring and summer make playing sports, walking, biking, swimming and jogging outdoors much easier. If the coming weather leaves you feeling unmotivated, planning ahead may help in your […]

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All About Dental Implants

Q: I am a new denture wearer and have found it to be a daily struggle. My dentist has suggested dental implants, but I am wary. Could dental implants really improve my situation? ANSWERED by DR. ERIC VALLE: Implants are quickly becoming the treatment of choice for many patients. Research indicates that the public is […]

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The City of Los Fresnos Cares About Your Health

Did you know that you have access to Free exercise classes at the Los Fresnos Memorial Park Mon-Fri at 8:30 am? As the City’s Community Health Worker I’d like to invite you to come take part in our Free exercise classes! Come out and meet the variety of instructors that volunteer on a daily basis […]

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Ask Our Dentists: About Oral Cancer

Q:My friend was recently diagnosed with late-stage Oral Cancer. This startled all of us. She does not smoke and lives a healthy lifestyle. This was a wake-up call for ME and her whole family. Is there anything we can do to catch early signs? ANSWERED by DR. ADAM LALONDE: Yes, Oral Cancer CAN BE detected […]

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September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

Statistics show that one in every 3 children in the United States is overweight or obese. Childhood obesity puts children at risk for health problems that were once seen only in adults, like type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease. The good news is that childhood obesity can be prevented. We’ve all been […]

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