Month: August 2011

Immunizations aren’t just for babies- Children and teens need them, too!

The month of August is National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM), and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recently issued its annual update of vaccination guidelines. The new recommendations emphasize the importance of vaccinating children and teens to protect against serious illnesses, such as influenza, pneumonia, and meningitis, as well as other deadly diseases. The recommendations… Read more »

Do whitening toothpastes really work?

With so many toothpastes to choose from, it’s hard to know if a toothpaste will really do what it claims to do. Looking for the ADA seal of approval is a good place to start, but what if your knowledge went a little deeper? Teeth whitening products are widely available at grocery stores and drug… Read more »

Do You Have a Superpower?

If you could have any superpower, which would you choose? Would you fly like Superman, run like the Flash, or climb walls like Spiderman? You may already have a superpower – you could be a supertaster! Supertasters have more taste buds than the average person. They are especially sensitive to bitter tastes, and tend to… Read more »