Stress and Your Smile

Posted on Friday, February 13th, 2009

We don’t usually run media releases, but a recent one from the American Academy of Periodontology – a professional organization for dentists who specialize in treating the gums – struck us as both particularly timely and useful: Reducing stress can positively affect your oral health, and potentially your bottom line. CHICAGO — Faced with plummeting […]

Living Well: A Few Tips for Dealing with Holiday Stress

Posted on Monday, December 22nd, 2008

We all feel stress in our daily lives. Indeed, it’s a part of being human, and some of it is good for us. It can motivate us and help us get things done, and helps protect us in times of danger. But excess stress has a negative effect on us – body, mind and spirit. […]

Stressed Out Decision-Making, Vaccines and CFS, and Other News of Note

Posted on Friday, November 21st, 2008

Stress Hinders Rats’ Decision-Making Abilities (Science Daily) A little bit of stress goes a long way and can have far-reaching effects. Neuroscientists from the University of Washington have found that a single exposure to uncontrollable stress impairs decision making in rats for several days, making them unable to reliably seek out the larger of two […]

Dental Stress, Stress About the Dentist and Other News of Note

Posted on Monday, October 20th, 2008

tvol/Flickr Worries About Money Can Take a Toll on Your Teeth (Daily Herald) Does the sinking stock market cause you to clench your teeth? Do you wake up with a headache, sore teeth or a sore jaw? Millions of people clench and grind their teeth without realizing it, particularly while they’re sleeping. Both habits can […]

Stat!: Health Conditions Most Apt to Keep You from Work

Posted on Monday, October 20th, 2008

Top five health conditions causing people to miss work for 10 or more days each year: Heart disease Diabetes Depression High blood pressure Stress/anxiety Notably, these are overwhelmingly preventable conditions, brought on or aggravated by lifestyle choices. Could the bad economy spur more of us to make better health choices? There’s certainly financial incentive. After […]

1 Week Blog Vacation

Posted on Monday, September 22nd, 2008

We’ll be taking off time from the blog this week but will resume our regular posting schedule next Monday. In the meantime, we encourage you to explore the Know Thy Health Archive here, as well as browse the library at Dr. Verigin’s main site, A sample of the articles you’ll find there: How We […]

Quick Links: Stress Effects, Incense & Cancer, Cavity Detection, How Words Wound, & Global Benefits of Going Local

Posted on Friday, August 29th, 2008

Chronic Stress Alters Our Genetic Immune Response (Science Daily) In a very promising preliminary study, Miller and colleagues found that the pattern of gene expression differed between caregivers of family members with cancer relative to a matched group of individuals who did not have this type of life stress…. Gregory Miller, Ph.D., corresponding author, explains…that, […]

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