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Take the guesswork out of choosing toothpaste

You run out of toothpaste and find yourself once again in the aisle with dozens of options. Do you go with the brand you have been using since childhood? Maybe you pick one because the packaging catches your eye, or maybe you are more practical and are looking for something that you hope will prevent troubling mouth problems. Whatever your strategy, these tips will help you determine which toothpaste is best for you.

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You Asked: What’s the difference between anxiety and a panic attack?

We all become anxious or nervous from time to time–when studying for a big test, for instance, or when going through financial hardship. For some people, overwhelming thoughts and behaviors become so frequent and forceful that they begin to overtake their lives. How do you tell if your everyday anxiety has crossed the line or maybe even developed into a panic disorder?

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Prostate cancer screening: It could save your life

Prostate cancer tops the list of cancers in men, second only to skin cancer. According to the American Cancer Society, one out of seven men are diagnosed with prostate cancer, affecting more than 233,000 men each year and killing almost 30,000 annually. If caught early, prostate cancer is 90-95 percent curable, making screenings all the more important.

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Interventions in South Texas work to reduce asthma-related hospitalizations

Many parents are unaware of how to control and manage asthma in their children. An estimated 617,000 children in Texas, or 9.1 percent, had asthma in 2013. Those in South Texas may be especially vulnerable, due to high levels of pollen in the air, high use of agricultural pesticides and a high poverty rate.

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Matters of pain and sleep: New clinical center in the works at TAMBCD

Orofacial pain and sleep-disordered breathing are hardly novel health conditions. Both can significantly affect patients’ quality of life and have been recognized for decades, but in recent years the terms have begun cropping up in headlines with increased frequency. A new clinical center for pain and sleep at Texas A&M University Baylor College of Dentistry aims to fill a vital role for this patient population.

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