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‘Brush, brush, brush,’ says Myakka City cavity fighter

Meet Kevin Monizdasilva, a 12-year-old from Myakka City who says it is cool to brush your teeth twice a day. Kevin flosses, too. In February, which is Children’s Dental Health Month, Kevin’s dentist, Dr. Bryan J. Morgan, is celebrating Kevin’s story and the story of why children need to have their own dentist and take care of their teeth.

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Prescribing opioids to seniors: It’s a balancing act

The national conversation about the opioid epidemic has mostly focused on young people who buy drugs illegally on the street. But the scrutiny of opioids has also changed the way doctors are prescribing medications to the elderly, to ease their pain from arthritis, cancer, neurological diseases and other illnesses that become more common in later life.

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Sniffing garlic to calm a cough

Q: I traveled once with a dry cough that, when triggered, wouldn’t quit. A lady sitting next to me on the plane pulled out a clove of garlic from her purse and told me to break the skin with my thumbnail, then inhale the garlic aroma.

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He has a new face, one that had belonged to another man

The first face transplant performed at Mayo Clinic is providing a man from Wyoming a second chance at a normal life after he was disfigured by a gunshot in a suicide attempt a decade ago. He now has the face of another man who took his own life.
AP, Mayo Clinic, Lilly Ross, Andy Sandness, LifeSource
He has a new face, one that had belonged to another man 4:30

He has a new face, one that had belonged to another man

February is Birth Defect Prevention Month 2:17

February is Birth Defect Prevention Month

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Here's why those potato chips are so hard to resist late at night

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Local businesses are now thinking a lot about employee wellness