Waste Drop Box Added for Disposal of Unused and Expired Medications

In an attempt to keep harmful medications out of Southeastern Pennsylvania’s trash service and dumpsters, the local police department has installed a safe drop box for their disposal.

The MedReturn box is located in the Lower Salford Township Police Department lobby, providing a valuable service for residents.  The box was provided by the Montgomery County District Attorney’s office in conjunction with the Pennsylvania department of Drug and Alcohol Program.

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Seattle Times Reports that Sunglasses Can Limit Cold Sore Outbreaks

A link was believed to be found between the common herpes outbreak and sunlight entering the retina.  The American Journal of Epidemiology reported the results of a Herpetic Eye Disease Study.  The study showed that exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation was linked to an outbreak.

In an attempt to reduce cold sore outbreaks, many lip balms contain UV blocking agents.

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Android Wear Releases New Downloadable Designer Watch Faces, as Reported by Techcrunch

Those that have Android wear and those looking to purchase the latest Android watch have new watch faces that can be downloaded.  Many have found that a watch’s physical design is not the only way to express their style, they can now download a face that expresses them self.

Obviously you want to make sure that the function of the watch is what your looking for as some prefer a traditional watch while others are looking for the function of a sports watch.  Researching your choice can be as easy as this review at the health and fitness site, Groom and Style that uncovers Seven myths about sports watches.

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What to do if You Find a 400 Pound Gorilla in Your Chair

When H. Peter Ku, D.D.S. PA comes to the office, the last thing he expects to see is a 400 pound gorilla sitting in his chair waiting for a root canal.

This was not your typical root canal for the medical staff and zoo dentist Dr. Peter Jertesz of the Paignton zoo in Devon, England.  The gorilla that weighed almost 400 pounds was put to sleep for 2 hours during the procedure.

It took ten people to help during the 45 minute procedure, the 38 year old gorilla is expected to make a full recovery.

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ADA News Warns Dentists Against The Purchase of “Gray Market” Products

Volume XIX, number III of the ADA New Dentist News, states that usually the purchase of dental products by a dentist is a straight forward process since most purchases are made directly from the manufacturer or an authorized dealer.  Sometimes when dentists opt for less expensive products they are inadvertently purchasing products that are approved for foreign markets, but not approved for use in the U.S.

For example many dentists such as Josey Lane Dentistry take extra care to make sure that all of their dental products that they purchase for use are approved by U.S. regulations.  The mistakes happen when some dentists are less careful when looking for the most economical place to purchase products.

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Kids and Test Anxiety; Six Tips to Help

College students and children experience test anxiety due to the natural reactions of the body.  These six tips were created to help children cope with anxiety.

  1. Be prepared, no last minute cramming.
  2. The child should be taught that stress is normal.
  3. Eliminate negative thinking with positive self talk.
  4. Use relaxation techniques through breathing and physical exercise.
  5. Adequate sleep.
  6. Healthy diet.

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