2 months ago

Interested In Social Media Marketing? Read This Guide!

If you are using outdated marketing methods, you will be left behind! Although it's possible to find great success with social media marketing, you need to learn how to use this new form of advertising properly. These tips on social media marketing will help you make the most of this fantastic tool.

Add a social networking widget to your website to maximize exposure. Having a widget on your site gives followers a simple way to spread the word about your site. Also, a widget can allow readers to re-tweet or vote on your content right from your page.

Respond to comments and questions left by visitors to your site. It can be easy to not see these things, so be certain to look espe

2 months ago

60 Minutes - Health & Science

The Alzheimer's Laboratory

The Alzheimer's Laboratory

An extended family in Colombia with a genetic mutation causing Alzheimer's may help scientists prevent the disease someday

5 months ago

Dentist Office Doubles as a Beauty Spa

Scary lights, intrusive equipment and high-pitched sounds that make you squirm are what normally come to mind when one thinks of a visit to the dentist's office.

Not so for the patients of Dr. Patty's Dental Boutique in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., a dentist office that doubles as a beauty spa.

"There are about 30 to 40 million Americans who suffer from dental anxiety," Dr. Patty, whose real name is April Patterson, told ABC News' Bianna Golodryga. "I wanted to do everything I can to make those clients feel like they are not at the dentist."



To do that, Patterson created an office that is definitely not your father's dentist's office. Her version features treatments you'd get at your everyday spa - from facials to massages to eyelash extensions and a brow bar - along with the typical dental work.

"I offer high-end, quality dental services along with a full menu of spa services," Patterson said.

"I can give you a great example of how all the services kind of work together," she said. "A client http://morichesdentalassociates.com/teeth-whitening/ is coming in to have their dental veneers done. They come in an hour early [and] they can have a facial or a massage while their valium takes effect. They come in to start their dental procedure and they're nice and relaxed."

A typical client is one like Christina Carter, who came to Patterson's office to have her braces removed but stayed for a scheduled facial.

"A busy professional like myself, it's a one-stop shop where I can get my dental work done and I can also get a facial and massage and just relax," Carter told ABC News. "When you're busy, it's just so nice to have everything all at one spot."

It's not just women like Carter, however, who appreciate the one-stop solution Patterson has built. Men like Andrew Heller, who came in for veneers but left with Botox, as well, are also her clients.

"I'm thrilled," Heller said of his new look after Patterson put filler around his mouth and injected Botox in his forehead.

"It turned out better than I could have imagined, but it took her a tremendous amount of convincing to do more than just enhancing the teeth," he said.

For Patterson, her combination dental office and spa is about more than just cosmetics.

"This is not just about teeth," she said. "This is also about building confidence and changing lives."

5 months ago

Health Care: Right or Privilege?

In the United States today, there exists an ongoing debate concerning the future of health care. America spends 18 percent of it's Gross Domestic Product (GDP)($2.4 trillion dollars)--more than any other country in the world-- on health care, and still there are 46 million people who are uninsured and denied access to basic medical care (Sanders, 2009). One would think that, in a country that spends this much money for health care, every citizen would have access to, at least, basic health care services but, in the U.S., this is not the case. As politicians and health care policy experts continue the debate (one need only look to the evening news to confirm this), many have been led to ask,

6 months ago

Mandibular Resection Surgery

The mandible or the bone of the jaw, not only defines the face but is also essential for speech and chewing of food. It is a U-shaped bone that has two bony extensions called ramus. The teeth are attached to the upper part of the mandible with the help of the periodontal membrane and the lower part of the mandible comprises thick layers that contain porous spongy bone tissue in between them. If a cancerous lesion is detected in the floor of the jaw or mandible, then the surgery that is performed to remove the cancerous tissue and its surrounding tissue, is termed as mandibular resection surgery. The extent of surgical removal of tissue depends on the extent of spread of cancerous cells in th

6 months ago

Tooth Decay Treatment for Kids: Can You Heal Cavities?



Cod Liver Oil may seem, well...gross to you and probably to your kids, but this type of fish oil was the go to supplement for better oral heath 80 years ago. Many supplement nay sayers hail Cod Liver Oil as a product they would recommend using http://www.smileusa.com/dental-implants/ in the home because of it's various heath and dental benefits. Here are 3 major benefits of Cod Liver Oil:

It contains high amounts of EPA and DHA (both key players in the family of Omega-3 fatty acids)

High levels of a natural form of vitamin A are found in Cod Liver Oil, which is essential for pregnant women and growing children, especially. Although, not enough is known about the use of cod liver oil during pregnancy and breast feeding, so pregnant and nursing mothers may want to avoid consuming cod liver oil to be on the safe side.

Abounding in vitamin D, a nutrient that most North American people are deficient in, especially those living in cloudier climates with less sunshine (which puts myself, my family and the rest of my Vancouverite neighbours at risk for not getting enough vitamin D). Recent studies have shown a clear connection of vitamin D to the immune system and autoimmune diseases.

Butter Oil (found in combination with Cod Liver Oil), is a key ingredient to re-enameling teeth because it contains certain fats and activating substances that help bond the nutrients in the body to the bones. The butter must come from cows or goats eating rapidly growing green grasses.

*Don't buy regular cod liver oil from the store as it has synthetic vitamins and is likely toxic. It is recommended you/your offspring daily ingest Butter Oil mixed with High Vitamin Cod Liver Oil

The recommended dosage for the high-vitamin fermented cod liver oil is provided as follows:

Children age 3 months to 12 years: 1/2 teaspoon or 2.5 mL, providing 4650 IU vitamin A and 975 IU vitamin D.

Children over 12 years and adults: 1 teaspoon or 10 capsules, providing 9500 IU vitamin A and 1950 IU vitamin D.

Pregnant and nursing women: 2 teaspoon or 20 capsules, providing 19,000 IU vitamin A and 3900 IU vitamin D.

*It's important to strictly follow the recommended doses of Cod Liver Oil as it is possible to overdose.

How can I get my kids to take cod liver oil?

Mix the oil in with your child's juice

Find the best flavour your family likes: cinnamon, mint, lemon, just to name a few flavour choices.

Try emulsified oil, such as Emulsified Mint. It may help it go down easier.

After taking in the oil, have your child take a drink of water and eat something with a strong flavour such as cheese, raisins or even chocolate chips.

6 months ago

No more root canals? Scientists aim to regrow teeth using stem cells

Could the days of the root canal, for decades the symbol of the most excruciating kind of minor surgery, finally be numbered?

Scientists have made advances in treating tooth decay that they hope will let them restore tooth tissue--and avoid the painful dental procedure. Several recent studies have demonstrated in animals that procedures involving tooth stem cells appear to regrow the critical, living tooth tissue known as pulp.

Treatments that prompt the body to regrow its own tissues and organs are known broadly as regenerative medicine. There is significant interest in figuring out how to implement this knowledge to help the many people with cavities and disease that lead to