The latest issue of Biosis, our quarterly newsletter, is now online. In this issue:
- JoAnne’s Motivational Minute: Putting Positive Thoughts to Work
The other day, a patient asked me if I’m always so positive and happy.
“Well, yes. And no,” I replied. “I mean, sometimes, I have to really work at it.” Yet having to work hard at something has a funny way of making it seem even more worthwhile…
- Dr. Verigin’s Comment: Dentistry Shouldn’t Be “Just Another Profession,” Part 2: The Ravages of Modern Medicine
Hall of Fame Yankee catcher Yogi Berra once said, “You can observe a lot by watching.” And you can also learn a lot by looking.
Every week, we get call after call from people wanting us to make some kind of assessment as to whether oral conditions may be making their medical issues worse. Sometimes it’s about mercury amalgam “silver” fillings or mixed metal crowns. Sometimes it’s fluoride; sometimes, root canal filled teeth or cavitations (ischemic bone disease). Sometimes it’s about implants.
Often, if we do find a medical-dental connection, the patient wants us to do something about it right away. And we want to provide relief as quickly as possible. But we also want to provide excellent care the right way…
- From Our Blog: Exercise Matters
Exercise is one of those things we all know we should do to stay healthy. Still, most of us fail to do enough of it. In fact, only about 20% of adults meet the standard guidelines for physical activity.
There are plenty of reasons why it can be so hard for so many of us to get up and moving more: time, money, stress, little perceived immediate payoff – you name it. And since we don’t really notice or feel the ill effects right away, it’s easy to forget this is a problem – until enough time has passed for those effects to pile up and drag us down.
Meantime, we consistently hear about new studies showing how even a bit of exercise can improve health or how a sedentary lifestyle is a deadly one.
One new paper powerfully shows not only how much of a difference exercise can make but how relatively quickly those changes become evident…
Read Biosis #47 now.