Would You Die If Someone Used Your Toothbrush?

Have you ever grabbed your toothbrush upon waking or before going to bed and found it moist? That's what happened to Cindy. She was right about to go to bed when she went to brush her teeth and found that someone had used her toothbrush. What would you do if you found someone was using yours? Are you more tolerant of family members or is it all just gross? ...more
I Agree with @Julie Ross Godar about the list more worrisome than tooth brush sharing. I don't ...more

Root Canal


Getting to the Root of It

"You need a root canal." Those words led me to the endodontist. And the news got better from there. “You need two root canals, if we are able to save one of these teeth; if not, we will only do one root canal and you’ll have to have the other tooth pulled.” ...more

Need an answered prayer?

JMJ Do you have a prayer request? A special need?  Well, I spent all night placing a live webcam to Lourdes, France on my website, including a little mailbox to their prayer request email.  All kinds of weird computer problems kept cropping up, and I kept offering them up as a prayer, which did help to keep me from being annoyed.  Then... This morning I got an email from a friend who told me that today is OUR LADY OF LOURDES FEAST DAY!  Wow.  I had no idea!  That is just so cool... ...more

The gift of your physical afflictions

A wave of understanding washes over you when you realize for the first time that something in your body is broken and probably can’t be fixed. Repaired, remodeled, or medicated maybe, but not fixed. At least not in a way that puts it back as it once was. ...more

À AIMER: The Joys of Getting Sick in France, Part Four

 Today the Washington Post reported that the Senate Finance Committee's health care reform bill, if passed, "would require people to buy insurance or face penalties ranging up to $1,900, to be assessed on their income tax returns."...more

Vitamins and Supplements – Good for Adults and Kids?

I have always struggled to get my son to eat healthy foods, as witnessed by his complete refusal to eat fruit.  Vitamin supplements are the next best thing right?  We all know that’s not true.  But when should you rely on vitamins and where do you draw the line on vitamins and supplements? ...more

I tend to stay away from gummy vites just because they tend to stick to your teeth more and ...more

Check Your Oral Health BEFORE You Become Pregnant Says AAPD

In response to the increased risk of preterm births and low birth weight babies of pregnant women with periodontal disease, the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recently revised its oral health guidelines for pregnant women. Accord to the press release, the guidelines are based on: ...more

Thank You Senator Hagan

You know, we don't say thank you often enough. I wrote and called and encouraged others to write and call and you listened! You voted with all of the other democrats in the HELP committee to address real health reform and you should be proud. I don't know how Senator Burr voted (continued) ...more