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Help your kids maintain a healthy teeth through Dental Sealants

Dental sealants are thin plastic coatings that are sprayed onto the surface of your teeth, usually the molars at the back, that keep out bacteria and acids that cause tooth decay. The benefits of using a sealant Sealants seem like a very simple solution to fighting tooth decay and cavities and they are. A simple procedure followed by annual check-ups and regular brushing will ensure you a healthy smile for many years....

Pap Smear: A little Awkward, but a must

A pap smear is a simple test for women to detect the prevalence of Cervical cancer. It is also used to detect the HPV virus, some strands of which are known to cause cervical cancer. It is a quick and relatively simple procedure and causes only a mild and brief discomfort for women during the process. A pap smear or pap test will involve collecting cells from the walls of your...

Cost of Flu Vaccination

Vaccinations are injections that help boost your immunity to specific and dangerous illnesses and diseases. A vaccine contains killed or weakened organisms that allow your body to build up a defence against them in the case of future infections of the same virus or bacteria. It is generally considered an important and compulsory procedure especially for children in school where chances of infections spreading are high. There are several types of...

Feeling dizzy often? Here’s why you may be suffering from Vertigo

Everyone has felt a little dizzy at least once in their lifetimes. Chances are, most people will remember the time they felt dizzy to as the experience is disorienting. There are several causes of dizziness, from a sudden drop in blood pressure to an ear infection, hypoglycemia and even anxiety disorders, all these factors and more can affect your body’s natural stabilizing elements, the inner ear. One disorder that can...

Protect Your Heart: Check Food Labels

Have you ever bought a food because the package said the item was “low-sodium” or “low fat” or made some other claim? Well, it is important to understand what these claims mean so you can make smart decisions about the food you buy for yourself and your family. In today’s last article on protect Your Heart, I will share with you how to check the food labels, a crucial tool  to...

Protect Your Heart: Plan and Cook Heart Healthy Meals

Through my experience, I have noticed that many tend to think that eating heart-healthy meals is only applicable to those who have a medical concern like hypertension, high blood cholesterol levels, high blood triglyceride levels, or diabetes. It is easier to indulge in processed and commercial food, and eating “Healthy” is usually perceived as “dieting” and eating food that are tasteless and not really satisfying. But as I mentioned in my previous...

Protect Your Heart: Choose Healthy Fats

THE FEAR OF FAT: Many people believe the simplistic equation: “eat fat = get fat + increase risks of having heart diseases”. Many of my patients, who were constantly on a low fat diet, didn’t understand why, despite this restrictive diet, their waist lines over the years thickened and they felt constantly hungry and practically never satisfied by meals. The reason behind it is that fat is highly satiating. Dieters’ obsession with...