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How to Fix a Gummy Smile

Cosmetic dental treatment is an option for someone who is not happy with their smile. Some people feel too much of their gums show when they are smiling. A smile is considered gummy once three to four millimeters of the gum tissue show. This condition is caused for a variety of reasons, such as the shape and size of your teeth, the length of your upper lip, and the vertical position of the upper jaw and teeth to your skull. Read More 

Is It an Infection or Interstitial? Utis Versus Interstitial Cystitis

If you have been suffering from one urinary tract infection after another, it might be that you really don't have a UTI. You could have something called interstitial cystitis, a chronic condition that can be difficult to treat. Unfortunately, IC is often a diagnosis of elimination, meaning that you reach the IC diagnosis by eliminating other conditions that could cause the same symptoms. The condition is not really something for which you can get a blood test and find a specific marker that says, yes, this is IC. Read More 

3 Unusual Things That May Cause A Blood Clot In Your Leg

While most people who develop a deep vein thrombosis, or blood clot, have risk factors such as genetic predisposition, family history, high blood pressure, or diabetes, it can occur in people who are perfectly healthy and who have no family history. There are certain lifestyle factors or things that you may do every day that may raise your risk for a blood clot in your leg or elsewhere in your body. Read More 

New Knee Replacement Technique May Decrease Recovery Time

Doctors recommend knee replacement when your knee is severely damaged by arthritis, or an injury. Damage to the knee not only causes pain, but may limit your mobility and prevent you from performing normal daily activities. Non-surgical options are often the first line of treatment. However, if those are no longer effective, knee replacement may be your best option. Roughly 600,000 knee replacement surgeries are performed each year. For people with knee arthritis, a new procedure may boost your recovery time. Read More 

Two Spices You Didn’t Know Could Help You Manage Your Cholesterol Levels

When you have arteriosclerosis, managing your cholesterol levels is important for keeping your arteries clear enough for blood to pass to important organs, such as the brain and heart. Making the lifestyle changes needed to decrease LDL and increase HDL cholesterol can be challenging. One simple step you can take on the road towards better cholesterol numbers is to add these two spices to your diet.  Cinnamon Cinnamon is commonly added to foods to give them a sweet flavor. Read More