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Antioxidants: What You Need to Know

You've probably heard the hype: Antioxidants can make you look and feel younger! Some hopeful folks even believe antioxidants will lower the threat of disease. Can there be any truth to this? Learn what an antioxidant actually is.

How does acupressure work?

Acupressure utilizes traditional medicinal rules about pressure points. How can pressing one part of the body alleviate pain somewhere else?

St. John's Wort Overview

St. John's wort and its effectiveness have been under consistent scrutiny. Many people have heard of the drug, but aren't sure what it is -- find out what's in it, what it's used for and what its side effects are.

How Menstruation Works

The menstrual cycle is the female reproductive cycle that makes eggs available for fertilization. Learn about the different phases of menstruation.

How does St. John's wort work?

Claims for St. John's Wort include help with depression and smoking cessation. Can this plant really do all that?

How many calories does a person need daily?

Daily calorie needs vary significantly from person to person. Learn how to calculate the number that’s right for your body.

What are vitamins and how do they work?

Many people take a multi-vitamin each day, but most people don't know much about them. What is the difference between vitamin A and vitamin C, for example? If you don't get enough vitamins, what happens? Learn all about vitamins.

How can an egg carton claim that the contained eggs have less fat and more vitamin E?

I recently bought a carton of eggs that claimed, "These eggs are high in Vitamin E, contain 100 mg of Omega 3, and have 25% less saturated fat than regular eggs." How can you get chickens to lay these special eggs?

What is a cavity in a tooth? Why do they drill it?

We all know eating sugar can cause cavities, but what is a cavity, exactly? This article explains what happens to your tooth when you have a cavity as well as what your dentist has to do to fix it.

Ultimate Guide to B Vitamins

A fascinating article that explains why the B vitamins -- found in a variety of foods we eat every day -- are so essential to a healthy diet!

Ultimate Guide to Vitamin C

Vitamin C is something you hear about all the time -- learn the real scoop on this important nutrient and how it can help your body function properly!

Cavities and Fillings 101

Ever wonder how it is that something as incredibly hard as a tooth can get a hole in it? Learn how cavities form and how dentists create fillings to rebuild teeth, then learn how you can prevent cavities in the first place.

Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic dentistry is an increasingly popular elective surgery that can permanently fix your smile. There are lots of options, but also many factors to consider if you're thinking of improving your smile.

Coping With Dental Emergencies Pain and Broken Teeth

Dental emergencies are what bring even the most reluctant person to the dentist. Learn about the different types of dental emergencies, which are the most common and how to cope with the pain.

Bad Breath: An age-old problem with some modern solutions

Bad Breath: An age-old problem with some modern solutions

Can cleft lip and cleft palate can be corrected?

Don't worry, cleft lip and cleft palate can be corrected

Three cosmetic dental procedures that won't cost a bundle

Cosmetic dental procedures can dramatically improve a person’s appearance and self-esteem. Some people are reluctant to inquire about cosmetic dental procedures because they are wary of the cost.