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Flu Season

Posted on: February 19, 2018
The flu season is not over yet! The CDC has rated this years flu as "widespread" in 49 states. Normally flu season starts mid-winter and ends around early spring. The flu shot is not 100% effective because the virus is constantly evolving therefore each year the vaccine is an attempt to ...
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Flu vaccine only 23% effective this year! What can you do to minimize the chances of getting sick?

Posted on: January 20, 2015
The CDC is saying this year's flu vaccine is only 23% effective in preventing the flu this year.  It is being recommended that if you do come down with flu-like symptoms, call your doctor.  Most likely the doctor will recommend rest, plenty of fluids, and prescribe an antiviral.  It is important ...
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It’s almost that time again…Get your annual Flu Shot!

Posted on: September 5, 2013
I can't believe it either!!!...Summer is almost over! And with that comes cooler weather, tall boots, Halloween costumes and of course the "Flu Shot" (also known as the Influenza vaccine)!Influenza virus can be a very serious condition. In a bad year, the CDC reports that up to 49,000 people in ...
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Why are they checking my blood pressure at the dental office??

Posted on: May 22, 2013
It is estimated that 1 in 3 American adults has high blood pressure, many of which are not aware of their condition.  The CDC has deemed the month of May as High Blood Pressure Education Month and is encouraging patients and health care providers to become more aware of this ...
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Are Amalgam Restorations (aka “silver fillings”) safe?

Posted on: November 29, 2012
A common question asked by many patients is "Are silver or mercury fillings harmful to my health?"  Here's the answer.Amalgam restorations, commonly called "silver or mercury fillings" are a very controversial subject.  It is increasingly common for researchers to comment on the safety of these types of fillings due to amalgam containing mercury. It ...
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