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Travel Tips for Wheelchair Users

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(StatePoint) The stress of travel can impact anyone, but add in the need to find wheelchair-accessible transportation, hotel rooms or restaurants, and that stress is amplified considerably.

The experts at Mobility Ventures, maker of the MV-1 -- the only mobility vehicle built with wheelchair users in mind -- are offering...

Why Do We Have Crooked Teeth?

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Is it genetics? Environment? Our Diet? Aging? Or the dentistry in our mouths?

The answer to all the above is yes.

Over 60% of us are born with the genetics to develop crooked/crowded teeth. And for most of the rest, it develops over time.

For the small percentage of you who were blessed with straight, aligned, beautiful teeth, smile and turn the page. I hope to grab you next month with a different topic. Or, keep reading because chances are your spouse and/or your children are not as blessed as you.

So, let’s look at each idea and discuss.

Genetics definitely plays a role in all aspects of our development. I am fortunate to see large families spanning four generations in my...

How Will Your Children ‘Parent’ You?

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In working on the internal medicine ward at a local hospital, I realize how important strong relationships are between parents and children, especially at an older age.

My father always said that my mother kept my grandfather alive for many years. He passed away this year at age 94; and if not for her support and medical advocacy he would have died long before during one of his early hospitalizations.

I see patients who cannot be discharged because they don’t have a home to go to. These are patients who have children, but their children won’t take them in. They have no visitors. I wonder what kind of parents these patients were. Perhaps the kind of father who treated his kids...

How to Encourage Your Kids to Eat Healthier Foods

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Dear Tanya,

I have the world’s pickiest eaters! They seriously do not like any “real food.” If it was up to them, they would be eating junk food all day. My mother tells me that we were the same way as kids and outgrew it eventually and turned out just fine, but I’m still very stressed about it and feel like they’re not getting any proper nutrients. Do you have any advice or suggestions for me?

Tanya responds:

Welcome to motherhood where we stress about…everything! The number one piece of advice I can give you is to not make a big deal about it! As you may know, kids love doing or not doing what gets our attention and the more you focus on it, the more they’ll...

Touro College Unveils NYS’s Newest Dental School

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Touro College, together with local and regional elected officials and dental industry leaders, unveiled its new college of dental medicine—New York State’s first new dental school in nearly half a century.

New York State Senator Terrence Murphy, Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino, New York State Assemblyman Thomas J. Abinanti, and American Dental Association President Carol Gomez Summerhays joined Touro faculty and administration to cut the ribbon on the new school, which welcomed its inaugural class of 111 students in July.

Located on Touro’s New York Medical College (NYMC) campus in Westchester County, New York, the school, known as Touro College of Dental Medicine at...

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