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Monthly Archives: January 2012

Some good reasons to smile!

Gavin LeSueur - January 10, 2012

A recent published study analyzing 100,000 people from 2007 has demonstrated that regular visits to the dentist for tooth cleaning may provide more than just a brighter smile. According to the study people who had their teeth professionally scraped and cleaned at least once a year had a 24% lower risk of heart attack and 13% lower risk of stroke compared with those who had never had a dental cleaning.

The theory is that professional tooth cleaning appears to reduce inflammation-causing bacteria that can lead to heart disease.

So if you have your teeth professionally scraped and cleaned one a year you have lots of reasons to smile!

A timely reminder. The time to act is NOW!

Gavin LeSueur - January 2, 2012

If you were to keep one New Years resolution the one to carry into the year is to act on health issues. Knowledge is power. There are no prizes for wandering through each year hoping you will not develop an illness and ignoring the possibility of having a health risk factor that is already doing damage.

The knowledge is out there. Actually it is right here. eDoc welcomes our subscribers and members back for another ‘health cycle’.

As the New Year clicks over there are always health issues to consider. This might be the year you should have that skin check or your family history might mean it is time to arrange a colonoscopy or check your cholesterol. You should know your ideal weight range . If you do not know how much exercise per day/week is ‘minimal’ for heart health then you should!

Update your eDoc preventative health recommendations and follow them through. There is no better time than now.

To all our subscribers and members from the team at eDoc we wish the very best in health and happiness for 2012. Thank you for your feedback and support in 2011. It was rewarding to hear the positive stories and outcomes from early intervention. Our goal is to make a difference, one person at a time. Make that person you!

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