Using Preventive Antibiotics Before a Dental Visit

by Jason 2/20/2014 8:00 AM

Before certain dental procedures, preventive antibiotics, otherwise known as antibiotic prophylaxis, may be administered to people with specific heart conditions, such as a heart transplant, heart murmurs or artificial valves.... more...

Healthy Aging: Dry Mouth and Older Adults

by Jason 9/26/2013 8:00 AM

Novelist C. S. Lewis once wrote, “How incessant and great are the ills with which a prolonged old age is replete.” Indeed, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that about four out of every five older adults suffer from a chronic condition, and half have at least two.

Often, those chronic conditions are treated with a variety of prescription medications, many of which have side effects including dry mouth.... more...

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