By Dr. Jeff Christian
Getting a Pap test remains one of the easiest and least expensive ways that a woman can improve her health. Knowing what the test does, and how additional tests can be used to improve the Pap test and the process used to prevent cervical cancer, is powerful knowledge for women.
Cervical cancer is caused by a virus called HPV (Human Pappilovirus). Eighty-five percent of sexually active men and women carry HPV on their genital skin, and women carry it in the vagina and on the cervix. In the large majority of cases, a person will have no outward signs of the virus, although, in a small number of people, genital warts can develop.
HPV is spread by ...
By Drs. Vienna and Bizga
Every month, Vienna Dental Group welcomes new patients to our growing practice. The majority of these are referrals from our current patients. We believe there is no better advertisement than happy clients spreading the word about the superb care they receive in our office.
We realize that some people have anxiety about visiting the dentist, so we work hard to create a relaxing, caring environment and educate patients about how important oral care is to their overall health.
All new patients get extra time during their first visits. We detail their health histories, talk about past dental experiences, discuss any concerns, and outline their ...
By Mike Ventresca
Propolis, the “caulk” that honeybees use to seal their hives, has been used since ancient times for its potent antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties. However, recent research suggests specific forms of propolis may offer quite a bit more.
In his November 2012 article, “The Latest Weapon in the War on Cancer: Honey Bees,” natural health expert Dr. Joseph Mercola discussed a University of Chicago Medical Center study that showed that CAPE (caffeic acid phenethyl ester), derived from Green Propolis Extract, was able to slow tumor growth in both human prostate cells as well as mice. In addition to this exciting po ...
By Brent Moore
Q: We’re considering new cabinetry for our kitchen and new vanities for the baths. How can we be sure we’re getting the most for our money?—Will C., Westlake
A: When it comes to cabinetry, quality costs—and it counts. Depending upon your needs, and your budget, different options or features may or may not make sense for you. It’s important to know if you plan to remain in your home for several years or if you’ll be selling in the near future; that could affect some of your choices. You’ll also want to consider the usage a particular room is getting. That may also impact the quality you consider.
If your budge ...