April 5, 2019

Happy Ugadi / Gudi Padwa 2019

Dear Readers,

Ugadi means..
New Life
New Hope
New Aspirations
New Beginning
Let's make each day Ugadi!

May this year all your dreams turn into reality and all your efforts into great achievements.
Happy ugadi!

April 3, 2019

Is petroleum jelly suitable for cuts and wounds?

Petroleum jelly aka Vaseline is a versatile product that has innumerable health, beauty and skin care uses. For minor cuts and burns, application of vaseline is recommended to protect the skin and lock in the moisture. Even the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) recommends the use of petroleum jelly for wound care! According to AAD, application of petroleum jelly after washing the area with soap & water, prevents the wound from drying out and forming a scab and  also helps prevent a scar from getting too large, deep or itchy.

petroleum jelly original and a hand with a deep cut

April 1, 2019

Fewer reproductive years in a woman can increase dementia risk

When I read about a study that says "Fewer reproductive years in women linked to an increased risk of dementia", I was intrigued. Earlier, I had mentioned about a study which links being underweight to hitting menopause early. Early menopause is linked with a higher risk of osteoporosis, cardiovascular disease, Parkinson's disease and dementia.

March 31, 2019

Will Dentists Do Invisalign or Braces?

If you’d like to straighten your teeth and achieve a beautiful smile, you don’t have to visit the orthodontist. Believe it or not, many dentists offer traditional metal braces and Invisalign. If you’re interested in orthodontic treatment, simply let your dentist know so they can perform a thorough exam and determine whether you’re a good candidate for Invisalign or braces.

March 30, 2019

Is Invisalign the New Plastic Surgery?

Since its debut in 1997, Invisalign has become the preferred way for teens and adults to straighten teeth and achieve healthy, beautiful smiles. Since Invisalign aligners are made of a clear plastic, they are virtually invisible to the naked eye. If you undergo an Invisalign treatment plan, you won’t have to worry about anyone knowing you are in the process of straightening teeth.

March 29, 2019

Neck injury during yoga caused stroke in an influencer

Our neck being very vulnerable must not be subjected to extreme bending positions. Especially the backward bend is way more dangerous. Way back, I had posted about the "Sink Shampoo Syndrome", also called as "Beauty Parlor / Salon Stroke Syndrome" which is caused by leaning back into the hard portion of the salon sink with the neck tilted backwards, either for a head massage or for shampooing hair. Apparently, placing the neck in such an awkward position can not just cause severe neck pain but also lead to life threatening conditions like stroke. Read all about it in "Can a shampoo session in a beauty parlor trigger strokes?"

March 27, 2019

Can I Bring My Entire Family to the Same Dentist?

The reality is that most families lead busy lives. You may be busy with work and driving your children around to various sports and extracurricular activities. In addition, you may have a jam-packed social schedule that includes a number of social events like weddings, birthday parties, and dinner outings with friends and family. Regardless of what types of activities keep you busy, you should never overlook the importance of quality dental care for your entire family.

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