Archive for May, 2011

The Pros and Cons of Sealants used by Dentists

Author: Dr. Don Goudy

Wish List for your Dentist’s Office

Author: Dr. Don Goudy

As a dentist for 20 years, I have come to understand that there are different types of patients, with different levels of expectations. There are some people that want to avoid the dentist all together, but their conscious will not let them. They are smart enough to realize that taking care of their teeth is vital to their well being, so they grin and bear twice yearly check ups with follow up on cavities, doing only the minimal dental care necessary to maintain their teeth. Those patients still need a dentist that is properly educated and trained, experienced and has an experienced staff, maintains a clean and sterile environment for exams, uses rubber dams, and explains necessary procedures. Dental plans that are right for you.

Filice Insurance: How far will we go for our clients??? 346 miles.

Author: Sheryl Driskell, Senior Account Manager Filice Insurance

Republican Challenge – Fit For Life Summer Challenge

Illinois Republican Aaron Schock is a site for sore eyes on the cover of Men’s Health Magazine, but he is doing much more than just showing off his six pack abs. He is challenging all of us to get fit for life this summer, with Men’s Health Magazine’s Fit For Life Summer Challenge. Men’s Health Magazine, and Congressman Schock want us all to know that $8 out of every $10 that we spend on health care, is spent on a disease or condition that would be preventable if we took better care of ourselves. That is a staggering statistic that affects us all. So this summer, log onto Men’s Health Magazine and join the challenge. Get coworkers and family to join with you, and get Fit For Life. “Do it for yourself. Do it for your family. Do it for your country”.

High Blood Pressure: KNOW YOUR NUMBERS!!

Author: Dawn Alvarez, PHR, CWC

Kelley: I am with Dawn Dillard-Alavarez, wellness consultant at Filice Insurance, and she is telling me that I need to know my numbers. What Numbers are you talking about, Dawn?

Dawn: Your Blood Pressure! May is High Blood Pressure Education Month! High blood pressure is called the “silent killer” because many people don’t realize they have it. High blood pressure often has no warning signs or symptoms, but if left undiagnosed, high blood pressure raises your risk for heart disease and stroke, the first and third leading causes of death in the United States, so this month, we want everyone to learn their numbers!

Facts about Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)

Author: Kryijztoff (Kryz) Novotnaj, BHA, GBA, CBP, CCMA, CWS, MPHi-CE

Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)

“Blood pressure” is the force of blood as it moves and pushes against your artery walls as the heart pumps out blood. Hypertension describes a condition when your blood pressure rises and stays high over an extended period of time. When this occurs, hypertension can cause damage to your body…not just your heart, but other organs and their functionality as well. Hypertension is a serious condition that can lead to coronary heart disease (CAD), heart failure, stroke, kidney failure and other health problems.

Silicon Valley Open Art Studios Tours

Mother’s Day is this Sunday, May 8th, what are you doing to honor the Mother’s you know? How about skipping brunch with 1,000 people and giving them a day of art. Mom would probably love a few hours to herself, wandering through Silicon Valley art studios. The Silicon Valley Open Art Studios Tour happens every May, starting this weekend. Artists ban together and open their studios to show off their works, sell their favorite pieces, and connect with the community. It is a great way to spend the afternoon, a great way to relax, and a great way to buy art. There are pieces in every price range. Check it out at http://svos.org/. Happy Mother’s Day!

What to do when Acne Persists

Doctor Anne Marie McNeill is a board-certified dermatologist with a PhD in pharmacology.  Her practice is located in Orange County, CA.  She sat down to discuss acne, which no one seems to be able to get rid of, no matter what their age. 

Is it my imagination, or is everyone more stricken with acne these days?

Dr. McNeill:  There does appear to be more prevalence and persistence.  Interestingly, we are finding that certain cultures, such as Japan, are experiencing more acne compared with previous generations.  In other, remote cultures, such as tribal communities in Africa, there is still no incidence of acne. 

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