End 68 Hours of Hunger

End 68 Hours of Hunger

End 68 Hours of Hunger is a private, not-for-profit, effort to confront the approximately 68 hours of hunger that some school children experience between the free lunch they receive in school on Friday afternoon and the free breakfast they receive in school on Monday morning. This program puts nourishing food in the hands of school children to carry them through the weekend. Each bag of food given is worth $10 each week in donations. It provides two breakfasts, two lunches, and three dinners for a child, with some left over to share. They do this all with the help of donations of food, funds and time.

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Antibiotic Prophylaxis:

Antibiotic Prophylaxis:

Antibiotics usually are used to treat bacterial infections. Sometimes dentists or physicians suggest taking antibiotics before treatment to decrease the chance of infection. This is called antibiotic prophylaxis. During some dental treatments, bacteria from the mouth enter the bloodstream. The immune system kills these bacteria. In some patients, bacteria from the mouth can travel through the bloodstream and cause an infection somewhere else in the body. Antibiotic prophylaxis may offer these people extra protection.

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The JUUL: A Wolf in Sheep's Clothing

The JUUL: A Wolf in Sheep's Clothing

A JUUL is a brand of electronic cigarette—or "e-cigarette." E-cigarettes have been around for about a decade, and are electronic devices that vaporize a liquid mixture for the user to inhale (often called "vaping"). Most, but not all, e-cigarettes contain nicotine and a mixture of flavorings and other compounds, some of which are harmful and can even cause cancer. E-cigarettes have been marketed as a way to quit smoking, but none have been proven to be safe or effective and most e-cigarette users continue to smoke traditional cigarettes.

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Gum Disease Facts

Gum Disease Facts

Our mouths are full of bacteria. These bacteria, along with mucus and other particles, constantly form a sticky, colorless “plaque” on teeth. Brushing and flossing help get rid of plaque. Plaque that is not removed can harden and form “tartar” that brushing doesn’t clean. Only a professional cleaning by a dentist or dental hygienist can remove tartar.

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