When Dr. Shira Tor was 11 years old and looked in the mirror, and saw a smile lined with freshly applied braces, she didn’t think about the pain or newfound inability to chew gum. She saw a girl with a beautiful smile in progress, a girl who didn’t have to let her teeth define her.
Teeth are subjected to daily wear and tear, which can lead to damage or loss of a tooth. Sometimes, people are missing teeth they never had. According to the American College of Prosthodontists, an estimated 178 million Americans are missing at least one tooth and about 40 million are missin…
Gum disease is a far-reaching dental malady, affecting nearly 50% of adults aged 30 or older, according to a report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s division of oral health. That equates to about 65 million people in the United States, the report said.
Checking your breath on a night out or before an important meeting isn’t anything to be ashamed of. Chances are, you’re not the only person in the room self-conscious about the smells that may come from their mouth. According to the American Dental Association, 50% of adults have bad breath,…
University Hospitals Ahuja Medical Center has named Alan J. Papa its new president, following an extensive national search. His first day in his new role will be Nov. 18.
Mark D. Stovsky was recently elected president of the North Center Section of the American Urological Association, Inc. at the society’s September 2019 meeting.
It’s once again that time of the year to prepare for and protect ourselves against the flu. Thankfully, we have highly effective flu vaccines available to us through our local pharmacy or doctor’s office.
While roles in space medicine, surgery and university leadership all pop out on Dr. John Langell’s resume, it was his 24-year experience in the U.S. Air Force, especially as a commander, that may be most impactful.
Referred to as the “silent killer,” high blood pressure can affect anyone. But, according to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services’ National Institute on Aging, age is a common cause.
Age-related hearing loss, or presbycusis, is a common health change for aging individuals. The National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders reports that one in three people between the ages of 65 and 74 have hearing loss.
Enrolling in Medicare for the first time can be quite daunting, especially if an enrollee doesn’t have any knowledge of the system and its enrollment process. First-time applicants have three months before their 65th birthday and three months after to enroll.
Medicare open enrollment begins Oct. 15 and continues through Dec. 7. During that time, Medicare enrollees can view plans, change and adjust their coverage. When going through this year’s options and offerings, enrollees may see some changes and new offerings in the marketplace.
The fourth annual Miles for Mental Health and Wellness Walk to benefit the National Alliance on Mental Illness in NAMI Geauga County’s countywide programs and services will be held Oct. 5 at 8389 Mayfield Road in Chester Township.