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Frazier Allen: Where Medicare Falls Short

 

F&M Investment Services - Raymond James - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – It’s never too early to start thinking and planning for retirement, especially when it comes to the top three expenses: housing, transportation and healthcare. You may have a clear vision of your ideal retirement, but that dream could fade if unexpected healthcare costs start to eat away at your hard-earned retirement savings.

The fact is, even with Medicare, quality healthcare can come with a hefty price tag. There are still premiums, copayments, deductibles and other out-of-pocket expenses that must be accounted for.

Clarksville Police warns public about criminals posing as salesmen that take advantage of senior citizens.

Clarksville Police warns public about criminals posing as salesmen that take advantage of senior citizens.

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Tennessee Department of Health says Properly Fluoridated Community Water Important For All Tennesseans

 

Written by John Dreyzehner, MD, MPH
Tennessee Department of Health Commissioner

and Wendy Long, MD, MPH
TennCare Deputy Director

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – Tennessee strongly encourages communities to fluoridate their water supplies to reduce the impact of oral disease on our kids’ physical, emotional and economic well-being, in particular the impact to our state’s most vulnerable children.

Community water fluoridation is a proven prevention strategy fundamental to health equity and optimal health for all and the science is clear: Fluoride provides substantial benefits throughout our lives at a low cost, with $1.00 spent on fluoride saving $38.00 in future dental treatment costs.

Tennessee Department of Health and TennCare support the recommendation of 0.7 milligrams of fluoride per liter of drinking water.

Tennessee Department of Health and TennCare support the recommendation of 0.7 milligrams of fluoride per liter of drinking water.

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Department of Health reports Tennessee Children have improved access to Dental Care

 

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – Recent action by the Tennessee General Assembly will make it easier for more children to have important dental services including dental sealants and topical fluoride varnish treatments.

The Tennessee Department of Health supports dental care for children as a way to help prevent costly, painful dental issues as a person ages.  «Read the rest of this article»

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Proper Training Cup use cuts risk of Tooth Decay, Injury

 

February is Children’s Dental Health Month

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – Use of training, or “sippy,” cups is a milestone as a child transitions from “baby” to “big” girl or boy. Parents often use training cups to help young children learn to drink from a cup instead of a bottle. But improper use of training cups can contribute to tooth decay and injury in young children.

The Department of Health is sharing tips for training cup success and safety as part of the observance of Children’s Dental Health Month this February.

Training Cup or Sippy Cup.

Training Cup or Sippy Cup.

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American Dental Association says mouthguard important piece of athletic gear

 

Injury risk nearly two times greater without mouth protection

CHICAGO, IL  — If you participate in organized sports or recreational activities, there’s always the risk of injury to the mouth, says the American Dental Association (ADA).

In a recent NHL playoff game, a Chicago Blackhawk player was struck in the mouth by a speeding puck. Although wearing a mouthguard, according to news reports, the player lost seven teeth in the incident, which serves as a reminder that acute dental injuries can occur when least expected. «Read the rest of this article»

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