Health

Getting those bright pearly whites

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From chewing gums and pricey toothpastes to strips and gels, the number of teeth whitening products lining the shelves of supermarkets and drug stores keeps expanding.

Most whitening products are based on varying doses of either hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide. Over the past two decades, teeth whitening has become one of the most popular cosmetic dental treatments, according to the American Dental Association.

Dr. Patrick Crawford, a dentist, said he believes most over-the-counter products will not work nearly as well as the professional treatments he offers patients.


Getting those bright pearly whites

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From chewing gums and pricey toothpastes to strips and gels, the number of teeth whitening products lining the shelves of supermarkets and drug stores keeps expanding.

Most whitening products are based on varying doses of either hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide. Over the past two decades, teeth whitening has become one of the most popular cosmetic dental treatments, according to the American Dental Association.

A smart way to manage diabetes

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Like most teens, Erin Ball, 18, interacts perpetually with her smartphone. She uses scores of applications but there are a couple she uses like her life depends on it ... because it does.

Ball was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes (often called juvenile diabetes) in 2010 and monitors her blood sugar tests, multiple insulin injections, diet and exercise. It’s a complicated regimen that has gotten a little easier since she retired her logbooks and started using smartphone apps to manage her disease 18 months ago.

‘One suicide is too many suicides’

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Kelly Wilson doesn’t want any mother to experience what she did on Aug. 14, 2009.

“On the day that it happened, I just sat there and said, ‘How could something like this happen and I not have a clue?’” said Wilson, recalling the day her daughter Jamie Leigh Wilson, 21, took her life.

Climbing new heights for health

FRESNO, Calif. — Standing beneath a bouldering wall dotted with plastic holds of different shapes and sizes, Aubrey Lim carefully examines which route she wants to take.

Bouldering, unlike many other methods of climbing, doesn’t use ropes or harnesses although athletes can use climbing shoes and hand chalk. Walls are typically no more than 20 feet tall and padded flooring helps prevent injuries from falls.

Be your best self in 2014

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When the clock struck 12:01 a.m. on Jan. 1, millions of people made their resolutions — and it’s a safe bet many of them were related to getting fitter and healthier in 2014. Yet for all the good intentions, few — only about 8 percent — will be realized. Here, local health experts offer tips to help you be your best self this year in three important areas — building lean muscle, keeping your blood pressure in check and eating healthier. Those are the goals; here’s their advice.

You are what you eat (and that’s not a good thing)

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Sometimes the old adage “you are what you eat” is good news; at other times it can harbinger ominous tidings for health. This is what three family members have discovered in their recent journeys to wellness.

Amy Zimmerman wanted to lose weight gained after her first child; her husband Jake sought a remedy for debilitating foot pain; Amy’s mother, Peggi Ingram, was looking for a way to navigate the unpredictable waters of pre-menopause.

Foods for health from the Far East

Inflammation disorders like arthritis, sciatica, low back pain, headaches and fibromyalgia are common among patients of Arthur Shattuck, physician of Oriental Medicine.

Shattuck dispenses dietary advice to clients at Roots and Legends Natural Medicine Clinic in Racine.

Vaccine can help reduce shingles risk

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BY MELINDA TICHELAAR

mtichelaar@kenoshanews.com

Flush away those colonoscopy fears

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — She couldn’t tell her mom that something was wrong because it was way too embarrassing.

She didn’t even like to walk down the toilet paper aisle at the grocery store.




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