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Methamphetamine use and oral health: meth mouth
Methamphetamine use is not only detrimental to one’s overall health, but can cause extreme havoc on teeth and gums. This oral issue even has a nickname – “meth mouth.” Listen to oral surgeon Dr. Steve A. Zent as he describes more.
Why are bike helmets important?
Richard Harrison, MD, knows the importance of a bicycle helmet. A few years ago, Dr. Harrison suffered a concussion after falling off his bicycle and knows the injury could have been much greater had he not been wearing a helmet. Read his personal st…
Spring allergies and your eyes
About 1 in 5 Americans are affected by allergies; their body’s built-in defense mechanism, the immune system, mistakenly attempts to fight off harmless stimuli. The eye is especially vulnerable to an allergic reaction in springtime when it is exposed…
When should I get my hearing tested?
Many times, a person with hearing loss is not the first one to realize they have a problem! It often is a significant other, family member or close friend. This is because hearing loss usually occurs very slowly over many years, making it difficult t…