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September 3, 2014

2014-2015 Best Hospitals in the U.S. Rankings

Some hospitals are more expert than others in caring for patients with life-threatening or rare conditions. And people facing such health challenges need every bit of help they can get. That’s why U.S. News & World Report has published annual rankings of the nation’s Best Hospitals for the last quarter-century.  See list.   Also, the best ranked Children’s Hospitals.  See list.


September 3, 2014

U.S. News & World Reports Ranks Top-Rated Diets

U.S. News evaluated and ranked the 32 diets below with input from a panel of health experts. To be top-rated, a diet had to be relatively easy to follow, nutritious, safe and effective for weight loss and against diabetes and heart disease.   See the article.badge_wm


September 3, 2014

Sept 6 & 7 — Beavercreek Popcorn Festival & 5-K Walk

The Beavercreek Popcorn Festival is held annually the weekend after Labor Day (September 6 & 7th 2014) celebrated by the Beavercreek Community.  We will once again, be a 5-K and Fitness Walk sponsor.  Thanks to Race Coordinator, Jackie Southard for all her hard work!

Located at Dayton-Xenia Road between Fairfield and page-aboutfestivalpage-5ksponsors_0Meadow Bridge,  this not-be-missed family affair and community event is found in front of Beavercreek Plaza.  For more information.


September 3, 2014

Doctors Remove 232 Teeth!

Hate going to the dentist? Probably not as much as Ashik Gavai.

On Monday, the 17-year-old spent seven hours in a dentist’s chair in Mumbai, India, to deal with a rare, abnormal growth in his right jaw. At first, doctors weren’t sure what they might find, but as the surgery progressed, they were astonished to learn the growth was comprised of 232 other teeth, reports the Times of India.  See articleINDIA-HEALTH


September 3, 2014

Red Wine may not be so Good for Oral Health

Dentistry Today Magazine — Red wine may be good for your overall health but not so much for you oral health.

The acidity of red wine leaves a mark on your teeth and over time that takes its toll. A survey released recently showed that only 16 percent of people are concerned with oral health implications when drinking alcohol. This is a problem based on the fact that many alcoholic drinks are filled with sugar and possess high acidity levels.

Acidic drinks attack enamel, making teeth more susceptible to bacteria. Sparkling wines or Champagne are the worst offenders of attacking teeth, which is why it’s better to drink a flat drink than a fizzy drink based on lesser carbonation.

Acidic drinks are a major problem for teeth during the summer, when people are more likely to drink acidic fruit punches or attend celebrations where they will drink Champagne. Drinking water between drinks may help to curb the adverse effects of acidic alcoholic drinks.

There are many drinks—in addition to red wine or port—that stain teeth. Coffee-based cocktails or spirits mixed with dark juices also have the same negative impact on teeth. It’s essential to brush thoroughly after consuming these beverages when enough time has passed, preventing brushing from doing more harm than good.0814_wine_r1