COVID magnifies impact of lifestyle choices on oral health

For many people, routine dental care was unavailable during the pandemic, as many dental offices were forced to close. And while most practices today are up and running, clearing patient backlogs has been complicated by staff shortages and the extra time needed for enhanced cleaning between appointments. 

Then there’s the, shall we call it, “lapsing behavior” on the side of patients. In the wake of the pandemic, Americans have increased their intake of tobacco and alcohol and other sugary drinks — often at the expense of their oral health — said Daphne Wilson, hygiene director for Hudec Dental, a regional practice in the Greater Cleveland area.  

“We are seeing an alarming increase in both cavities and periodontal disease during routine care appointments,” Wilson said.

A fraction of that, she confirmed, can be attributed to delays in dental care. Along with appointment backlogs that often limited access to routine checkups, COVID

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Dr. David Katz Joins Forces With Anytime Fitness, Self Esteem Brands To Amplify How Fitness – As Lifestyle Medicine

MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 21, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Self Esteem Brands (SEB), the parent company of Anytime Fitness, Basecamp Fitness, The Bar Method and Waxing the City, today announced a partnership with Dr. David Katz, the globally-recognized authority on lifestyle medicine, to amplify the critical role fitness plays in the personal health and wellness of humans around the world.

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues in the U.S. and around the world, Dr. Katz will join the voices of SEB and Anytime Fitness to articulate the role of fitness as essential to personal health and wellness, and how it comes to life through the Anytime Fitness brand experience.

“We are grateful to have so many people around the world who trust Anytime Fitness to help them achieve their fitness and wellness goals,” said Stacy Anderson, president, Anytime Fitness. “As we expand our services to include personal health coaching and wellness

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Healthy lifestyle choices all women should make

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We know, we know, Netflix! That’s fine, just don’t binge on it every day for four hours.

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Baylor to study effects of lifestyle changes on brain health

Baylor College of Medicine, in partnership with the Kelsey Research Foundation (KRF), will be one of five sites funded by the Alzheimer’s Association to conduct a landmark study of lifestyle change to protect against the development of memory and thinking problems in older adults.

The U.S. Study to Protect Brain Health Through Lifestyle Intervention to Reduce Risk (U.S. POINTER) is a two-year clinical trial to evaluate whether lifestyle interventions that target multiple risk factors protect cognitive function in older adults (age 60-79) at increased risk for cognitive decline. U.S. POINTER is the first such study to be conducted in a large, diverse group of Americans.

“We know that cardiovascular risk factors such as hypertension, high cholesterol and diabetes, and lack of physical activity may significantly increase the risk of dementia in older age,” said Dr. Valory Pavlik, associate professor of neurology and principal investigator of the study at the Baylor

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SEHA encourages community to embrace healthy lifestyle amidst ‘COVID-19’

ABU DHABI- The Abu Dhabi Health Services Company, SEHA, is encouraging the community to embrace a healthy lifestyle amidst the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic by following a balanced diet, drinking sufficient water, exercising, and sleeping adequately to maintain overall health, including mental wellbeing.

Dr. Anne Elzein Omara, Consultant Psychiatrist, Al Ain Hospital, said, “It is imperative that we understand the virus and are aware of its movement and symptoms. Knowing what we are facing helps keep us calm and encourages us to think rationally instead of being easily swayed by rumors and fake news. We have to continuously remind ourselves that this situation is temporary, and we will come out of it.” Dr. Omara’s advice is part of SEHA’s psychological social support programme developed especially for the community during the pandemic, which emphasises the need to pay attention to the source of information or news, and to rely only on authentic

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Rising Focus of Major Populace to Lead Healthy Lifestyle Spurs Demand for Low-Calorie Food Market: TMR

ALBANY, N.Y., Sept. 14, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Low-calorie food is gaining popularity among major people from all across the world. Key reason attributed to this popularity is the high amount of plant-based nutrition such as vitamin A, B, and C, protein, dietary fiber, and minerals in these food products.

Health professionals around the world suggest that an individual should consume low-calorie food with minimum two cups of vegetables. This factor is working as a big positive for the expansion of the global low-calorie food market.

Analysts at TMR highlight that the global low-calorie food market will grow at rapid pace during the forecast period of 2020 to 2030. This growth will be on the back of rising focus of major population from all across the world to strengthen their immunity system and avoid COVID-19 infection.

Request for Covid-19 Impact Analysis on Low-Calorie Food Market:

Key Findings of

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Keep High Blood Pressure at Bay With Healthy Lifestyle | Health News

By Robert Preidt, HealthDay Reporter


WEDNESDAY, Sept. 16, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Want to fend off high blood pressure? New research adds to the pile of evidence showing that living healthy can help you avoid hypertension.

The study included nearly 3,000 Black and white U.S. adults, aged 45 and older, who didn’t have high blood pressure at the start of the study.

The participants’ heart health was assessed with the American Heart Association’s Life’s Simple 7 tool, which measures seven risk factors: body mass index, diet, smoking, physical activity, blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar levels.

A score of 10 to 14 is ideal; 5 to 9 is average, and 0 to 4 is poor. The median score among the participants was 9.

Over about nine years of follow-up, 42% of participants developed high blood pressure. The rates among Black adults were 52% in women and 50% in men.

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5 Lifestyle Changes Doctors Want You to Make After a Heart Attack

Every 40 seconds, an American has a heart attack, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports. While that’s a staggering statistic, about one in four of those happen to people who’ve already experienced a heart attack at least once.

Cardiologists explain how healthy new habits—strength training, meditating, and eating more veggies, nuts, and fish—can be literal lifesavers.

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Cardiologists explain how healthy new habits—strength training, meditating, and eating more veggies, nuts, and fish—can be literal lifesavers.

The cause of reoccurrence is multi-pronged. For starters, people likely still have the same lifestyle habits and health biomarkers (like high blood pressure and abdominal obesity) that contributed to their first heart attack. And of course, their genetics haven’t changed.

Thankfully, there’s a lot heart-attack survivors can do to stop another one from happening. We spoke with three cardiologists about the evidence-backed steps that you can take right now to help you stay healthy—and potentially prevent more problems down the road. Work closely with your

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6 health aspects you should always know about yourself, Lifestyle News

If this pandemic has taught us anything, it’s that health is definitely the new wealth. Knowing the basic signs about your body’s health has become more important than ever before and can help save precious seconds in an emergency.

Here are 6 important health aspects of your body you should always know:

1. Your blood type

Do you know what blood type you are out of the possible A, B, AB, or O possibilities, and whether you’re Rhesus negative or positive?

Knowing vital information like this can seriously make a different if you need to donate blood or need a blood transfusion as blood types denote the presence of antibodies that can cause a serious reaction in the body when mixed with the wrong blood type.

2. Family health history

Keeping track of your medical records and knowing your family’s health history can make a big difference to your medical

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Healthy lifestyle for cardiovascular health also promotes good eye health Study-ANI

Washington [US], Aug 29 (ANI): The ideal cardiovascular health, which is indicative of a healthy lifestyle, was associated with lower odds for ocular diseases especially diabetic retinopathy, researchers find in a new study.
These findings appearing in the American Journal of Medicine, published by Elsevier, suggest that interventions to prevent cardiovascular diseases may also hold promise in preventing ocular diseases.
Globally, about 2.2 billion people suffer from ocular diseases leading to vision impairment or blindness. Approximately half of these cases could have been prevented. The leading causes of vision impairment or blindness are age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, cataract, and glaucoma.
“Earlier studies have observed associations between eye diseases and individual lifestyle factors such as smoking, obesity, or hypertension,” said lead investigator Duke Appiah, PhD, MPH, Department of Public Health, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock, TX, USA.
“It is known that these metrics of ideal cardiovascular health do

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