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Saturday 01/07/2017
Experts advise getting flu shot ASAP as the virus’ season begins
Posted: January 07, 2017

Get ready to roll up your sleeves.

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Thursday 12/29/2016
Fact vs. fiction - Dr. Bhatnagar lays out it
Posted: December 29, 2016

There are often myths and misunderstandings related to topics within the dental world, so this month Dr. Rashmi Bhatnagar of BellaVista Dental Care discusses fact versus fiction on some common dental debates.

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Tuesday 12/27/2016
What to look for when choosing a dentist
Posted: December 27, 2016

It’s very likely you have at least a handful of dentists in your area to choose from. So, what makes one stick out from another? Here are some considerations to keep in mind when choosing or changing dentists, courtesy of BellaVista Dental Care’s Dr. Rashmi Bhatnagar.

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Monday 12/19/2016
Chandler restaurant scores a different ‘beet’ with Paleo-diet menu
Updated: December 28, 2016 - 8:29 pm

A new Chandler restaurant owner is on a mission to prove healthy food doesn’t have to be bland.

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Monday 11/21/2016
Muscle fitness is important for teens and adults
Posted: November 21, 2016

It is well established that performing regular muscle fitness exercise is important for building and maintain strong bones.

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Sunday 10/30/2016
How chewing tobacco affects oral health
Posted: October 30, 2016

While smoking is very much recognized as a no-no when it comes to oral health, often overlooked is the impact chewing tobacco can have on a healthy mouth. Chewing tobacco contains a number of dangerous chemicals that can cause numerous adverse problems, up to and including cancer.

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Thursday 10/27/2016
Pain, pain, go away: What causes toothaches?
Posted: October 27, 2016

On the top of the no-fun list in the dental world: Toothaches. Toothaches can arise from a number of different causes, but very often they are the result of decay. While tooth decay commonly leads to pain, just how much it affects an individual is patient-dependent, says Dr. Rashmi Bhatnagar of BellaVista Dental Care.

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Saturday 10/15/2016
Caregivers look for relief from Alzheimer’s burden
Posted: October 15, 2016

After 47 years of marriage, Linda Culpepper is just looking for some quiet time to herself to read, relax and not be “on” every minute. That’s why she and her husband Herb, who was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s three years ago, went to Tempe’s new Memory Café, part of Tempe’s participation in the Dementia Friendly America program.

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Friday 10/14/2016
Children of Hope preschool celebrating 10 years in Ahwatukee
Posted: October 14, 2016

Children OF Hope Child Development Center in Ahwatukee is making plans to celebrate its 10th anniversary.

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Monday 10/10/2016
Ahwatukee senior finds rewards in guiding others through Medicare
Posted: October 10, 2016

After a 25-year teaching career that spanned four states, including 18 in Arizona, and an additional 13 years as an insurance agent, Carole Phelan could be expected to be enjoying a restful retirement.

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Time to review Medicare coverage, official advises
Updated: October 12, 2016 - 2:38 pm

Sometime in late October, I’ll host the 12th annual Friends of Elaine Kortzeborn Medicare Open Enrollment Party.

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Monday 10/03/2016
Tongue scrapers: Helpful or unnecessary?
Posted: October 03, 2016

You likely already brush your tongue while brushing your teeth, so it may seem a tongue scraper is an unnecessary redundancy. But do they help in ways that brushing alone cannot?

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Friday 09/30/2016
Walkers find the perfect workout at shopping malls
Posted: September 30, 2016

Malls make it easy to shop for the latest clothes or meet up with friends, but they also double as a workout facility for a number of people around the East Valley.

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New Valley Fever guidelines recommended
Posted: September 30, 2016

Doctors are recommending new detection and treatment guidelines for Valley Fever, a deadly and debilitating infection that mimics the flu.

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Thursday 09/29/2016
Tricks for treaters: Oral health and Halloween
Posted: September 29, 2016

Halloween is just around the corner, and for kids that means free candy. And, free candy means an increased need to ensure you’re taking the proper steps to maintain adequate oral health. Candy is not only loaded with sugar, but is very acidic, and can have adverse impacts on the teeth if proper precautions are not considered. Here’s a few tricks for treaters from BellaVista Dental Care’s Rashmi Bhatnagar that will allow you to enjoy Halloween while keeping oral health in mind.

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Sunday 09/25/2016
Your wallet shouldn’t be your only consideration in choosing health insurance
Posted: September 25, 2016

As open enrollment for 2017 draws near, many of us are weighing our health care options for the year ahead. It’s not a simple process for anyone.

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Thursday 09/22/2016
Agencies take steps to wipe out stigmas of addiction and mental illness
Updated: September 29, 2016 - 10:31 am

The Chandler Center for the Arts, usually the venue for arts and entertainment, will likely sport a somber mood on Saturday.

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Sunday 09/04/2016
Nurse practitioner suggests Ahwatukee could be fatter than average
Posted: September 04, 2016


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Thursday 08/25/2016
Fact vs. Fiction: Energy drinks, tobacco, mouthwash
Posted: August 25, 2016

There are often rumors and misconceptions about oral health and dental topics in general, so this month we asked BellaVista Dental Care’s Dr. Rashmi Bhatnagar to help clear some of them up with in a fact versus fiction breakdown.

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Sunday 08/21/2016
Local dentists fear news about flossing could lead to gum disease resurgence
Posted: August 21, 2016

Last week, Ahwatukee dental offices were bombarded with shocking national headline news.

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