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Jamie Lober is a Staff Writer for Health & Wellness Magazine

DENTAL HEALTH 101 - AN OVERVIEW OF TRENDS AND TOPICS IN DENTISTRY

The Louisville Courier-Journal reported some statistics that were far from praiseworthy regarding Kentucky’s status when it comes to dental health. The newspaper said dental and oral health problems, such as cancer or other diseases of the mouth and gums, remain a significant challenge in Kentucky.

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BOTH KIDS AND ADULTS SPORT BRACES THESE DAYS

More and more people are becoming aware not only of the aesthetics but the health benefits associated with a beautiful smile. This has motivated many individuals to seek orthodontic treatment, otherwise known as braces.

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WOMEN ENCOURAGED TO HAVE BREAST HEALTH SCREENINGS

 “After lung cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer there is for women, and it is on the increase,” said Dr. Art McLaughlin, oncology radiologist at Baptist Health Women’s Diagnostic Center in Louisville.

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CHOOSE THE RIGHT SHOES FOR YOUR ACTIVITY

When you’re choosing shoes for a particular activity – be it running, tennis or aerobics – being practical and comfortable are the two most important things to consider.  We recommend a gym shoe that is close toed and has a non-skid tread on it,” said Melissa Miller of Transformation Personal Training.

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WORKING WITH A PERSONAL TRAINER

Celebrities aren’t the only ones who can utilize the expertise of personal trainers. Whether you are a beginner or advanced when it comes to fitness, there are definite advantages of seeking guidance from a personal trainer. It is even more affordable than you probably believe.

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MOVING YOUR FAMILY TO A HEALTHIER DIET

Making lifestyle changes is not a task you should complete alone. This is especially true when you change to a healthier diet.  “The best success occurs when the entire family is working on it together and supporting each other,” said Dr. Stephen Daniels, pediatrician and spokesman for the American Heart Association.

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SAFE CAMPING

Some people love the great outdoors and are willing to pitch a tent in the nearest glade and set up a rustic campsite. Other people prefer to camp with all the comforts of home in an RV or trailer. (This is often called “glamping.”) Whatever your preference, being prepared is essential for a safe and successful camping trip.

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RESHAPING YOUR BODY AFTER EXTREME WEIGHT LOSS

When you are educated about what to expect and have a plan in place, you can look and feel better after extreme weight loss. The American Heart Association (AHA) reports about 70 percent of Americans are overweight, and more than one-third are obese, so there is a real push to lose weight in this country.

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PERSONAL TRAINING

If you’re looking for a safe, effective program that will help you get toned, become more flexible or lose weight, personal training could be for you.  A personal trainer will teach you proper form and technique to keep you safe and injury free. But first, he or she needs to know what your goals are – whether you want to lose weight,….

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WOMEN AND MIGRAINES

If you suffer from migraines, you’re not alone. “Migraine is the third most prevalent illness in the world, affecting about a billion people, which is about 18 percent of American women,” said Cathy Glaser, president of the Migraine Research Foundation.   Since migraine is a complicated disease, all women are affected differently.

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SHOULD YOU CHOOSE FREE RANGE LIVESTOCK?

For farmers, free-range livestock has become a hot topic of conversation.  “Kentucky has 37,000 beef producers and is the largest cattle state east of the Mississippi,” said Katelyn Hawkins, general member of the beef council of the Kentucky Cattlemen’s Association. From a health standpoint, whether you choose free range or…..

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OPTICIANS AND OPHTHALMOLOGISTS: WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE?

Both opticians and ophthalmologists play a pivotal role in helping you keep your eyes healthy. If you’re not sure how the specialties differ, you’re not alone. The National Consumers’ League conducted a survey that revealed about 30 percent of consumers nationwide don’t know the difference between the two professions.

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