My dog has a preference for shoes, but some dogs and cats have a knack for finding and consuming more dangerous items, in spite of our best efforts to deter that behavior. When those things get stuck, pets often need a trip to the vet for emergency removal.
I have a heart murmur and until recently my dentist said I needed antibiotics when I had my teeth cleaned. When did this recommendation change?
The "retired" Toddlers & Tiaras star takes Manhattan - and Hollywood - by storm
An ounce of prevention truly is worth a pound of cure -- and that's especially true when money is tight. I learned that lesson shortly after kneeling in front of my sister's pooch one afternoon, hoping to determine the cause of her dog breath. My mother had called earlier that day insisting that there was a serious problem.
HLN's Susan Hendricks reports on what vaccines the experts recommend for dogs and cats.
During their daily walks in St. Louis, Kelly Jackson and her pint-sized Shih tzu, Meeko, used to run into plenty of pet lovers. But as soon as the conversation turned to Meeko's age, it was Jackson who got feisty.
Plus, the Two and a Half Men star advises Lindsay Lohan, "Work on your impulse control"
Ida Alvarez avoided close conversations. She was afraid of what someone might tell her. She was pretty sure she had really bad breath.
Why do we get bad breath? And more importantly, how do we get rid of it? Beyond the Surface has answers.
The federal government is recommending changing the amount of fluoride in drinking water for the first time in 50 years.
A Food and Drug Administration advisory committee said Wednesday that the agency should look at updated data on mercury amalgam dental fillings that may indicate possible medical problems for patients.
The Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday warned Johnson & Johnson, CVS and Walgreen to stop making "unproven" claims that their mouthwash products are effective in removing plaque or preventing gum disease.
Shopping for back-to-school "basics" used to mean T-shirts, jeans, socks and some notebooks. This year, parents added a few other things with one item that really stands out: tattoos.
A pair of false teeth worn by Winston Churchill have sold at auction for more than $23,000 -- on the same day that plans were announced to put the British wartime leader's archive papers online for the first time.
A simple, five-minute conversation with parents during their baby's regularly scheduled 9-month checkup can help their child stop bottle-feeding, according to new research released Monday.
A good smile can be a pricey proposition in the U.S., where barely half the population has dental insurance and routine procedures can run up four-figure bills. Want a porcelain crown for a damaged tooth? That'll cost $945, on average.
Dental care can really take a bite out of your wallet. Even if you have insurance -- and just over half of people do, says the National Association of Dental Plans -- the typical co-insurance is only 50% on major procedures such as root canals, bridges, and crowns, which run $750 and up.
If you think an electric toothbrush is high-tech, wait until you hear about the Internet-enabled version.
Can you explain a little about Sjogren's (SHOW-grins) syndrome? I have it at 53. My sister died two years ago at 53; her heart and lungs were involved. Our aunt had the same autoimmune disease and passed away many years ago. Is this becoming more common? What kind of hope to we have? Is science working on a cure?
"I assumed everybody brushed their teeth all the time," says Dr. Bill Dorfman
CNN's Melissa Long reports on the importance of dental care for your pets in this Health Minute.
When 8-month-old Astana started getting her adult teeth, her owner, Gayle Warren, didn't expect any problems. She has a number of Black Russian terriers and developing new incisors was never a big deal with her other dogs. But Astana had a condition known as "twinning," where two teeth form in the same area. It can cause discomfort, overcrowding and early tooth decay. Warren decided to take Astana to a specialist in animal dentistry to have the extra teeth removed.
Newsflash: There's a freshman guard out there who is putting up huge numbers for a top-five team. He has a great chance to lead his school, which is steeped in basketball tradition, to a national championship before becoming a lottery pick next spring.
After spending nearly 20 years as a Silicon Valley executive and entrepreneur, when Tom Hogan decided to start a charity, he knew one thing for sure: he wanted to run it like a business.
If only your body were a little more honest, figuring out what's wrong when you don't feel right would be so much easier. But often a symptom -- maybe it's a sore back, cracked lips, tingling in your legs -- has an odd or unexpected explanation.
The economic might of India may bring to mind technological savvy and overseas call centers. But to understand the Indian economy, a visit to a roadside dentist like Raj Kishore is more illuminating.
A roadside dentist, a street shirt presser - Sara Sidner reports on odd jobs that mean big money to India's economy
Surgeons drilled into her jaw causing terrible pain, she tells the women of The View
The actor and his former wife speak out as Cameron Douglas goes from home confinement to a federal lockup on drug charges
Kelly Sott gets busted for trying to smuggle heroin to him in an electric toothbrush
Oral surgeon Dr. Gary Bouloux is about to pull a diseased wisdom tooth from his patient's mouth, using forceps that look like a pair of silver pliers.
For years, dentists have warned patients about the decaying effects of cola and sugary, fizzy drinks on their teeth.
Despite two injections of anesthetic, Amy Anderson felt like her dentist was jamming rods into her tooth during a root canal. She writhed in pain as her infected tooth was hollowed with a drill, its nerve amputated, and then sealed.
Sure, the fountain of youth is as elusive as ever, but there's plenty you can do to stay young. With all that scientists are learning about the powers of exercise, antioxidant-rich roods, healthy fats, and brain-teasing games to keep you feeling and looking your best, age can really just be a state of mind. This head-to-toe guide shows how to beat the clock -- or at least slow it down.
A few entrepreneurs are exploring a novel solution to the problem of finding affordable health care for themselves and their staff: Swap for it.
I think my gums are infected slightly. I brush twice a day, use Listerine, and Act rinsing. What can I use each day for getting healthier gums?
If you're looking to curb your appetite and improve your memory, you're probably exercising, eating healthier foods and trying to get some sleep.
About 80 percent of us will suffer from a tension headache at some point. CNN's Judy Fortin reports on what you can do.
The stress of being unemployed and looking for a new job gives Lucille Jaesson a tension headache almost every day.
Sports drinks can rehydrate you after a workout, but they also may wreak havoc on your teeth. Prolonged consumption of these types of beverages could lead to erosive tooth wear, according to a study presented at the International Association for Dental Research in Miami on Friday.
My 12-year-old stepson not only grinds his teeth but now he has started to suck his bottom lip at night. How can we stop this? Does he need to see a specialist? Need help!
If you think you're doing your teeth a favor by sipping white wine instead of red, you may need to rethink your tooth-whitening strategy.
The signs of stress may be showing up in your teeth, as CNN's Judy Fortin reports.
Alan Franco, a wealth manager from Atlanta, Georgia, has a confession to make: He's a grinder.
"I'm feeling Ã¢€Â¦ the pain," the singer blogs as she recovers from dental surgery
New York City will cancel the police academy's next class, cut hundreds of jobs and close dental clinics for poor children to trim its budget amid an economic crisis
This Halloween, 5-year-old Dylan Warren is going to be Anakin Skywalker from "Star Wars." The kindergartner in Rumson, New Jersey, likes Halloween candy, but he knows he'll have to follow his mother's rules about how much he can have.
Most of us know how to save money on groceries: You clip coupons, compare prices at different supermarkets and jump on good sales. But saving money on health care costs? That's much more complicated. Here are six Web sites to help you slash how much you're paying for drugs, dentists, doctors and hospitals.
Millions of poor American children have untreated tooth decay, some of them because they cannot find a dentist willing to treat them, a federal report issued Tuesday said.
Remember that old adage, "You can never be too thin or too rich"?
How low should you go when it comes to age and flashing those pearly whites? CNN's Judy Fortin reports.
Convincing your daughter to cut down on her shower time may not be an option, so use the water-saving guidelines below to see how many gallons you and your family could conserve each year
Some English people have resorted to pulling out their own teeth because they cannot find -- or cannot afford -- a dentist, a major study has revealed.
Here's a look at how some people are spending their lives after changing careers or retiring. "Life After Work" airs Thursdays on CNN between 8 and 9 p.m. ET.
For the first time in decades, cavities in kids are on the rise. As many as 28 percent of children ages 2 to 5 have cavities in their baby teeth. What can you do to keep your child's teeth healthy? Answers to your most pressing dental questions, for babies on up:
You can do it without knives or needles. It's the list you've been longing for -- the fives ways to slow time and stay fabulous.
New hot dog king crowned
Joey "Jaws" Chestnut unseated the six-time defending champion in Nathan's Famous Fourth of July Hot Dog Eating Contest on Wednesday, eating 66 hot dogs and buns in 12 minutes.
Susan Kauffman can't stop smiling. Not only does she have a perfect set of teeth, but after enduring physical abuse repeatedly in her life, she also has renewed self-esteem. "I had a broken spirit," Kauffman said. "I became very isolated ... and became a recluse."
If you happened to go shopping at the Wal-Mart Supercenter in Chardon, Ohio, about 30 miles outside Cleveland, you might spot two 50-ish guys browsing through the aisles, using their cell phones to...
Laser dentistry - in which a laser beam mixed with water is used to vaporize cavities, as well as unwanted gum tissue and enamel - is supposed to be the wave of the future.
The holiday run on big electronics purchases may have consumers thinking about Halloween instead of Christmas. Think vampires.
"For I tell thee, Sancho, a mouth without teeth is like a mill without a millstone, and a tooth is much more to be prized than a diamond."
Cut hospital bills by 25% and drug costs by 35%...there are more ways to save than you ever realized. By Cybele Weisser and Amanda Gengler, with Asa Fitch and Daphne Mosher
Even if you're in perfect health now, just thinking about the cost of medical care is bound to make you feel a little ill. With the price of everything from hospital visits to prescription drugs up...
On the surface, bedtime is a series of tasks to be checked off: pajamas, teeth, books, kisses. But for kids and parents, it's also a tricky transition from a day of activity to a night of rest, from being together to being separate. At any point, the routine can plunge into a time sinkhole. Here's a guide to avoid the biggest barriers:
When Jim Cali talks about his $40 million R&D facility and his crack engineering team, you'd think he had built a Trident submarine. "It was a skunk-works project," he says. But Cali, head of comme...
At least 13 dogs have died after being fed the top-selling pet treat in the country, owners and veterinarians have told CNN.
Taking care of your mouth can cost an arm and a leg these days. Only 55% of Americans have dental insurance, which leaves nearly half of us paying the entire way for care that can easily run $300 per person a year for basic preventive checkups and cleanings. Experience a bout of expensive gum or tooth problems and you'll need a shot of Novocain to deal with the financial pain.
An airport tarmac isn't the usual route to dental school, but then Dr. John P. Kenney isn't your average tooth jockey.
Spending more time at your dentist lately? You're not alone. A recent study by economists at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services estimates that in 2005, Americans will shell out $84 billion for dental care, more than double what they spent in 1993--and that figure will grow 6.3% to 6.9% annually through 2014, when total outlays will reach $147 billion. That trend may be tough on your wallet, but it's good news for dental-supply companies like Dentsply and Sybron. One reason we're paying more for dental care is that we're living longer--and keeping our teeth. Another is that there are more things dentists can do to make teeth look good. In the early 1970s, according to government statistics, about 46% of people ages 65 to 74 had lost all their teeth. Twenty years later that figure dropped to less than 29%. "People know they will live longer and are going to great lengths to keep their natural teeth," says Floyd Pickrell Jr., CEO of Sybron. That means regular visits to the dentist not only for th
There's a market for artificial saliva, in case you didn't know, and it's finally captured the attention of the FDA.
Dog breath. Whew!!!
Michael Jackson's defense tried to undercut the conspiracy charge against him Monday by calling witnesses who disputed claims by his accuser's mother that she and her children were held against their will at Neverland Ranch.
"It won't take a moment and it won't hurt."
Through a fog of nitrous oxide, I asked the endodontist about the toothpick-like thing he was about to put in my mouth. "That's a gutta-percha point," replied the doc. "We use them to fill up the r...
I have a mouth only a dentist could love. It contains a state-of-the-art ceramic bridge, porcelain crowns, the fanciest inlays, the priciest onlays--$24,076 of repairs and gear in just the past thr...
In May, experts from the National Institutes of Health urged Americans to get aggressive with high cholesterol. If the NIH recommendations are followed, we could see a 25% increase in the number of...
Parents, brace yourselves. Your kids are still sporting their baby teeth, and you were thinking happily that the only one tugging at your wallet for the next few years would be the tooth fairy. Wro...
With everything else seeming to fall apart with each birthday, the one thing you may not think about much is your gums. You should. Most adult tooth loss is caused not by tooth decay but by gum inf...
Procter & Gamble is desperate--desperate, that is, for a hot new product, a product you haven't even heard of yet, but that ten years from now will be tucked into every kitchen cabinet from Cincinn...
Colgate-Palmolive has always been something of an odd duck among big American companies. While other corporations established a bulwark at home and then gingerly ventured abroad, this 191-year-old ...
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America has discovered a new fountain of youth: that gurgling, stainless-steel spittoon just to the left of your dentist's chair. In their quest for more gorgeous grins, Americans endured some 45 m...
Q. I am a 54-year-old federal government employee and plan to retire within 18 months. I have two savings plans at work -- a thrift plan that is just like a 401(k) and another plan in which I inves...
Soaring medical bills. Limited insurance coverage. Expensive care for the aged and critically ill. Sounds like the familiar list of problems being addressed in Washington, D.C., right? Not so fast....
Ronald Cameron, 50, a periodontist in Upper Darby, Pa., started serious planning for retirement two decades ago after attending a one-day financial seminar for doctors and dentists. "The speaker sa...
As a practicing general dentist, I have had some experiences that support your advice in December's Money Newsline on the importance of checking out a dental HMO. For more than two years, I was ass...
If you work for a company with 100 or more employees, chances are your dental bills don't have much teeth. That's because nearly 90% of such companies provide dental plans that pick up 50% to 100% ...
Only all-out war could reshape Americans' lives more profoundly than the events that will begin to unfold in Washington, D.C. this month, when the Clinton Administration presents its health-reform ...
The experts say the recession ended last year. But what do you say? Are you confident enough to spend more? Or are you still marshaling your money to pay down debt? Are you saving more? But investi...
Thank you for the wonderful article ((''How to Save on a New Car'')) in August. I am here to tell you I saved $3,000 just from reading it. You should have seen me negotiating at the car dealers. I ...
BAUSCH & LOMB When Daniel Gill became CEO of this manufacturer of eyeglasses and other optical equipment nine years ago, he embarked on a strategy that made him appear myopic. Nowadays, he seems to...
Who needs declarative sentences? (How's that for a topic sentence?) Anyway, how long has it been since we attempted an exclusively interrogatory item? And why does the questionary mode suddenly see...
Dentists just can't help smiling these days. Although cavities are down sharply, Americans continue to put plenty of money where their mouths are: an estimated $36 billion this year, rising at the ...
As constant readers have possibly noticed, a major article of faith in this corner is that all government programs fail. They all have deleterious side effects that outweigh the direct benefits, if...
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