Posted 11:11 AM 1/19/2012
From Star Orthodontics
Why should you floss your teeth every day?
Brushing alone only cleans 65% of the surfaces where harmful bacteria grows. The other 35% can only be cleaned by flossing!
1. Avoid cavities - bacteria in your mouth consumes the left over food (More)
Posted 11:07 AM 1/19/2012
From Star Orthodontics
Called "wisdom teeth" because they emerge later in life, the upper and lower third molars generally cause problems because there is not enough room in the mouth for them to erupt, or break through the gum, into a normal position. As a result, these molars (More)
Posted 4:23 PM 11/10/2011
From South Texas Comprehensive Cancer Centers
By Lalitha M. Janaki, M.D.
CORPUS CHRISTI - I was asked repeatedly within the last two months about where I have been and what I do these days. My answer has been, "I'm on my third Political Rotation." As you know, when in (More)
Posted 8:26 PM 1/9/2013
Jan. 9, 2013 -- A new test for ovarian and endometrial cancers looks at cervical fluid obtained during a routine Pap test to detect genetic mutations linked with the cancers.
Although the research is in early stages, the test did well in detecting these cancers, says researcher Yuxuan Wang, a graduate student at the Ludwig Center for Cancer Genetics and Therapeutics at the Johns (More)
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Posted 9:17 PM 1/7/2013
Fewer Americans are dying from cancer.
This is one main take-away from the latest report on cancer death rates and new diagnoses of cancer in the U.S. This decline is seen among men and women across all major racial and ethnic groups, and for 17 of the most common types of cancer including lung, colon, breast, and prostate cancers.
Posted 8:40 PM 1/4/2013
Posted 10:13 PM 1/2/2013
Jan. 2, 2013 -- All sugars are not created equal, at least when it comes to the brain, a new study shows.
For the study, which is published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, researchers asked 20 healthy men and women to sip a cherry-flavored drink sweetened with either pure glucose or pure fructose.
Posted 8:04 PM 1/1/2013
Posted 4:01 AM 12/26/2012
Dec. 26, 2012 -- Sales of the prescription weight loss drug Qsymia, the first such drug to get the FDA's OK in 13 years, are increasing, despite earlier reports of sluggish interest.
Posted 10:01 PM 12/20/2012