Heart, Blood and Circulation

Cardiovascular Diseases and Oral Health

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  Some cardiovascular (heart and artery) diseases may require changes in your dental treatment and how you receive dental care. Recent research has linked periodontal disease with the risk of coronary artery disease and stroke. But there is not enough research to show whether periodontal disease causes these other conditions. Treatment of periodontal disease can reduce overall inflammation in the ... Read More »

All About Anemia

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  Anemia is a condition that is diagnosed when a person does not have enough hemoglobin. Hemoglobin is a protein on red blood cells that carries oxygen throughout the body. The body needs iron in order to make hemoglobin. The most common cause of anemia is a lack of iron. People who do not have enough iron or vitamin C ... Read More »

Help Save a Life: Donate Blood

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Yesterday, June 14, 2015, was World Blood Donor Day. Every day throughout the world there are individuals who need blood transfusions, whether it is a child with cancer, a victim of an accident, or someone recovering from a surgical procedure. Often, these people do not have timely access to safe blood. The World Health Organization (WHO) reports that 108 million blood donations take ... Read More »