excerpt from CDC website article: “Asthma affects people of all ages and backgrounds. In most cases, we don’t know what causes asthma, and we don’t know how to cure it. Certain factors…..” go to our Facebook Page at http://www.facebook.com/Hearthside to continue reading
Got Asthma ? The CDC offers this information : http://www.cdc.gov/Features/AsthmaAwareness/
May 5-11, 2013 is National Nurses Week and Hearthside proclaims the whole month of May 2013 as a month to say thank you to our nurses and all nurses everywhere!
Thank You! We Love You!
Thank You Nurses! Hearthside Loves You!
Oral Cancer Awareness and HPV
Matthew Norman, DDS and Michelle Phillips, RDH
It was once thought that the incidence of oral cancer was predominantly caused by the effects of tobacco and heavy alcohol use. In recent years, we have changed this line of thinking to include the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) in the group of leading oral cancer risk factors. In fact, HPV-associated oral cancers are increasing at a more rapid rate than oral cancers associated with smoking and tobacco use.
The American Cancer Society defines heavy alcohol use as two or more drinks per day for men, and one or more drink per day for women. Tobacco use includes cigarettes, cigars, pipes, and smokeless tobacco. Malignancies caused from tobacco and alcohol use are most commonly found in adults between 50-70 years old. These lesions typically occur on the floor of the mouth (beneath tongue), tip of the tongue, lining of the cheek, and the attached tissue surrounding where the teeth are.
HPV is one of the most common virus groups across the world that affects skin and mucosal areas of the body. The HPV virus is transmitted by skin-to-skin contact and sexually transmitted. HPV is now recognized as a risk factor for developing oral cancer and is often found in younger individuals. Oral cancer lesions originating from the HPV virus typically occur on the tonsillar area, base of the tongue and throat areas.
April is Oral Cancer Awareness month. The oral cancer screen is an integral part of your doctor examination at all hygiene or maintenance visits. It is very important to keep routine hygiene visits scheduled so that these screenings can be performed. Your Norman Dental team members are the only healthcare professionals that routinely evaluate your oral condition and monitor for any abnormalities.
What are you doing to Stay Active for Life? We would Love to Hear from You! Stop by our table at the Active for Life Senior Resource Fair at the Greensboro Sportsplex at 2400 16th St, Greensboro NC 27405, being hosted by the Greensboro Sportsplex and Senior Resources of Guilford, open to the public from 9:30am-2:00pm. Lots of fun and fitness!
Active for Life Activity – Hula Hooping !
Hula Hoop – It’s Great Exercise
Active for Life Finess Activity – Hula Hoop
We forget the power of a smile and a laugh. When the road going gets rough as a caregiver, don’t forget to just smile, and lighten up the moment with a good belly laugh! Remember a good time, a funny moment. Even just for 15 seconds ! Go Ahead! Do something that gives joy! Cooking perhaps?