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  • British study links fluoride, underactive thyroid

     British study links fluoride, underactive thyroid
    A British study finds a correlation between the amount of fluoride in public drinking water and a rise in underactive thyroid. While the study is only able to establish an association, not cause and effect, experts say the link deserves serious investigation.
  • Create lifelong healthy smiles with five dental health tips

    Create lifelong healthy smiles with five dental health tips
    According to the American Dental Association (ADA), tooth decay is one of the most common chronic children's diseases in the United States. While this is an alarming statistic, the good news is tooth decay is completely preventable. February is National...

    Cavity-causing bacteria can be transmitted to babies

    Cavity-causing bacteria can be transmitted to babies
    Many of today's children are being reared by both their parents and grandparents in order to meet the demands of tight family schedules and even tighter financial situations. Not every caregiver is aware of the ever-changing guidelines that protect...

    Mouthwash claims don't all stand up to scrutiny

    Mouthwash claims don't all stand up to scrutiny
    Freshens breath! Gives your mouth a tingling sensation! But what do mouthwashes really accomplish? Late last year, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned three mouthwash manufacturers to stop suggesting that their products that have fluoride as the...

    Oceanography taught this winter in Baja

    Glendale Community College is offering a winter program in Baja at the college’s field station. GCC has been holding classes in the Baja California peninsula of Mexico since 1974. Oceanography 115 — Introduction to Oceanography and...