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5 Ways to not be a Gagger

It is a natural protective reflex. What is it protecting? It is a protection of our survival-breathing. Behind our tongue and roof of our mouth is the air flow to our lungs for breathing. How long can you hold your breath? Not very long. Our body recognizes things in...

Cavities on Baby Teeth

Dr. Anthony Butchert Dental decay otherwise known as cavities are caused by oral bacteria. There are a few specific types of oral bacteria that cause cavities, and these can be transmitted from person to person. The oral bacteria of a parent can also be transmitted...

Electric or Manual Toothbrush?

Dr. Anthony Butchert A recent poll on Sootoday.com showed that out of 1369 people who responded, 73% voted manual toothbrush over electric. This was not a scientific poll or study, but it did show what the majority of the sootoday.com readers were using most. We have...

Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Cancer

Obstructive Sleep Apnea is recognized as a chronic disease. Sleep disturbances which prevent a refreshing and restorative rest is twice as common in cancer patients as the general population. In people with cancer, total time of sleep is reduced and REM (rapid eye...

Insomnia

What causes insomnia? Traditional thought is that it is a psychological condition. That is because psychological disorders like anxiety and depression usually occur along with it. Current medical definition includes a night symptom for a sleep disorder and a day...

CPAP

Sleeping with a hose attached to you face is not sexy. However, you will awake more refreshed after a night of sleep. The cause of obstructive sleep apnea is the tissue in the throat blocking the movement of air in and out. The cpap is like a vacuum cleaning in...

Do You Have It?

Only a Sleep Physician Can Diagnose The only way to know if you have sleep apnea is to have a sleep test. Traditionally it was done overnight in a hospital sleep lab. About three dozen sensors are attached to you to monitor many things such as pulse, oxygen, snoring,...

There’s a Bear in the House

Sleeping with Your Bed Partner Again As a child, I would remember waking up at night to a loud noise. Emerging from dreaming your mind will play tricks on you. I thought there was a bear in the house. No. It was just my dad snoring in the next room. Snoring is the...

How To Spot Cyberbullying Before It’s Too Late

When parents think of bullying, they may picture jocks stealing lunch money or stereotypical mean girls spreading rumors in the school library. But thanks to social media and the digital age, kids today are faced with a more aggressive and constant form of bullying...

 

 

 

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