Archives for March 2012

Gum Disease Treatment Keeps Diabetics Healthier

Diabetics and gum disease have a very special relationship. Having diabetes gives patients a much higher risk of developing gum disease. Having gum disease is linked to diabetes and causes diabetic patients to have a much harder time controlling their blood sugar levels. It's the proverbial … [Read more...]

Sleep and Heart Health Go Together

How much you sleep seems to affect the health of your heart. If you are one of those people who burns the candle at both ends and brags about getting along on a few hours sleep each night -- you might want to rethink those behaviors. Same advice goes for those individuals who keep hitting the snooze … [Read more...]

Are Canker Sores Serious?

Canker sores, also known as apthous stomatitis, can be a real annoyance for some people but they aren't a serious health issue. Scientists still don't really understand what causes them but the theory is that we get canker sores because of a problem with our immune system. Only about 20% of the … [Read more...]

Dental Hygiene Important For Heart Patients

Good dental hygiene is very important for heart health but according to recent studies people born with congenital heart problems may be skipping this important step. Two different studies were presented at the recent 12th Annual Spring Meeting on Cardiovascular Nursing showed that both teens and … [Read more...]

Sleep Apnea Causes Heart Changes

Patients who suffer from moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnea often have changes to the structure and function of the left ventricle of their hearts which can lead to heart failure. Treating the obstructive sleep apnea has been shown to improve these changes and even reverse them. An … [Read more...]