Many people really don’t like
going to the dentist. This is partly because of fear of pain due to needles.
However, to maintain good oral health, going to the dentist is something we
must do. If you don’t take care of your teeth, you will likely have serious
oral health problems in the future.
Today many of the processed foods
we eat are filled with sugar, fructose, and fat. We are also big consumers of
carbonated beverages. All of these foods can affect the teeth by damaging the
tooth’s enamel and wearing away the tooth. When you go to the dentist every six
months, you are taking precautions to assist your gums and teeth to stay in
good health. A dentist will thoroughly exam each tooth and your gums to look
for such problems as cavities and gum disease. The dentist has sophisticated
equipment and tools to thoroughly clean your teeth and remove plaque and tartar
which is a big factor in the cause of gum disease and cavities.
If you do not maintain your teeth
and have regular visits to the dentist, it’s possible that you will eventually
develop cavities, which will have to be treated so that they do not develop
into further problems, which could result in an unpleasant treatment called
root canal. In addition, cavities that are not treated can cause tooth loss.
When teeth are not healthy, infections can develop causing gum disease, which
can also cause tooth loss. In addition, infections can enter the bloodstream
which makes you sick and can in severe cases even cause heart problems.
Scientists in the dental community are examining the genetic relationship
between periodontitis and heart disease through Chromosome 9.
The build up of plaque can lead to
the development of empty spaces around your teeth. These spaces …
When we get a policy to pay for
required health care, it is important to realize how your insurance works and
what responsibilities are needed of you and your insurance carrier but also follow
some basic common sense steps.
The policy or benefits book ought
to really be kept with other vital finance records, then become familiar with
plan rules and follow them. For example, your insurance may need previous
permission for surgery or other care, or it may need a referral from your first
care doctor to see an expert. It is vital to double take a look at your plans
list of participating suppliers to make certain the ones you want are still
in-network. Doctors occasionally change networks; regularly updated lists are
available on the net. Be informed of cut off dates and techniques. For
instance, a referral could be good for just two visits, may expire after thirty
days, or may be invalid if faxed.
Keep your physician informed about
the policy, too. Your physician and other providers will help you follow
insurance techniques. Ask for their assistance in getting referrals or other
permission for hospital treatment and selecting among suppliers. Their billing
staff might be particularly useful at finding a path through the system. Keep
them in the loop and ask for advice when you need it. In my opinion, is a good
idea to keep records up to date and all of the care you receive, when, from
whom, and why. Also, keep copies of bills, clarification of benefit statements
from the insurance supplier, and all the other written correspondence from
doctors, surgeries, other suppliers, and insurers.
Call member services whenever you
have got a question or problem. Call the insurer immediately for steerage.
Attempt to be respectful and calm always even if you happen …
Eating healthy is important to
stay hale and hearty and live longer. In today’s fast moving life style it
often becomes difficult to maintain strict
often eat outside foods that are not at all healthy. But here are few
simple health resources that can help in maintain the nutrition level of the
meal even while having outside food.
It is better to have lean meat
Have considerable amount of salad with low
calorie salad dressings
It is better to have boiled and grilled dishes
instead of fried stiffs
Cut down the portion of the meal by sharing the
dish or by ordering small portion of the dish
Avoid eating everything in the buffet.
Stay away from the fillers that are given with
drinks or with other food items
It is better to eat something
before dinning outside. It will prevent over eating. It is also not necessary
to have a complete meal from starters till dessert only because you are dining
These are the simple tips to eat
healthy food outside home. It is also equally important to maintain the
nutrition level in home made food. Here are few simple tips that can help in
preparing healthy food at home.
It is important to check the quality of the food
item while purchasing
Clean and pack food properly before storing
It is better to store food items properly in the
Try to eat the food items within few days
It is also important to maintain the hygiene
level while cooking
In order to reduce the amount of fat in the food
item it is better to use applesauce instead of butter or oil
Use non-sticking cooking spray instead of butter
to grease pans
I can still remember in horror my
grandmother grumbled in her overgrown garden picking these leaves in the
leaves, throwing them all into a pot of boiling water and drinking it. Of
course at the time I, plus a lot of the other young members of the family,
thought she was quite mad and more than a little weird. What we didn’t realise
at the time was that Grandmother was saner than any of us and quite the
herbalist, and it seems, quite a
brilliant one at that. As much as I rack my brain I can’t remember her
suffering from anything so common as the common cold in her entire long life
time. Of course, some might say it had nothing to do with her unusual
er…habits, she was just one of those lucky few who experience a better health
for most of their charmed lives. Of course, I can’t argue with that. However
the more I think about it, the more I’m convinced that she knew something I
didn’t. She knew I believe, some of the old ways. The ways that somehow tied us
to the land for everything that we needed. The land, Mother Nature if you like,
sustained us. Not just for our food but also (and doesn’t it make a lot of
sense when you think about it), for our health.
Let me explain, I’m not one of
those people we want to go back to. For all the grandmother’s wisdom, she still
could not cure Rickets, TB, or Polio. Those terrible diseases that almost die
will come later when we are wiser and vision is more hygienic. No, what I’m
suggesting is a combination of both. A partnering of the knowledge of the past
with today’s expertise in science and what have you. Of …
As an experienced Occupational Health Nurse, I have always
wondered why it is that some HR professionals and managers write to GPs rather
than ask an Occupational Health specialist for a report to help them to manage
absence. Occupational Health is the speciality of medicine which has the
knowledge skills and training to provide advice on fitness for work in any
industry setting and also has specialist knowledge of the diseases of
Asking a GP, who has never had any occupational health
training or even visited a workplace, for an opinion on fitness to work, rarely
provides any useful advice on capability. It generally lengthens the management
of the absence as GPs are very busy and can take weeks before a response is
received and the report can be expensive.
Maybe it’s time to review your approach?
1. In my experience, non-medical people writing for a GP
report are mostly wasting their time. I know that seeking further medical
evidence is advised in many management of absence procedures, but I do not
believe writing to a GP will give you anything other than a report which states
the employee’s perspective on their medical condition. Once that is written in
a report, it can sometimes ‘stranglehold’ the employer into a corner it is
difficult to get out of without being seen to be unreasonable.
‘If Mrs Jones could be given a job nearer to home with light
duties, reduced hours and a different Manager, I am sure she would be able to
return to work’
2. The GP report may advise you of an employee’s diagnosis,
but can you really make a judgement on what work capability an employee has
from a medical diagnosis? If for example they are diagnosed with bi polar
disorder, endometriosis or sciatica where does this …