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Fall & Winter 2022 Brochure Extras

 

 Ways to Save

1. Save on your Electric Bill. Close basement dampers, run appliances and charge electronics between 10-6, turn off the breakers of appliances or areas of the home/office not frequently used and lastly lessen usage between 2-7pm.

2.  Review your cable bill and options.

3.  Make your own coffee or lunch, chances are it will not only save you money but be a lot healthier too.

4.  Review your insurance plans for home, auto & medical.  A fresh review or quote may find you over or under covered. 

5.  Perform maintenance when needed.

 

Money in the Bank?

1.  CIBC Agility Savings account is paying 1.52%

2.  Treasury Direct "I Bond" is paying 9.62% at treasurydirect.com

Whether it's Grandparents choosing to gift to a child/grandchild, or you want a safe and accessible place to save the above are options.

 

Happy 18th Birthday!

When a child turns 18, some parental responsibilities change, others remain. When your child turns 18, it doesn't mean that you quit providing the love, instruction and guidance that they still need. However, in the eyes of the law, you no longer have the same legal responsibilities or legal privileges that you once had. It has all happened so quickly!  It's likely you do not have a family attorney who can direct you.   The attorney I trusted for our documents is Bill Dallas 312-236-4400.

 

Cholesterol 

 Cholesterol is typically measured utilizing HDL & LDL blood levels along with high blood pressure.  One other measurement you might consider is homocysteine.  This can be included in your bloodwork.  Homocysteine is a type of amino acid, if elevated it can contribute to arterial damage and blood clots in your blood vessels.

Cholesterol Lowering Vitamins

1. Niacin (B3)

2. Psyllium

3. Fish Oil

4. Garlic

5. B12

6. Folate


FOODS TO AVOID IF YOU HAVE HIGH CHOLESTEROL

COCONUT OIL, BACON, FATTY PORK SAUSAGE, FROZEN PIZZA, SODA POP, WHITE BREAD, RIBEYE STEAK, MOVIE THEATER POPCORN, BUTTER, CHICKEN WINGS, FRIED FRENCH FRIES, BISCUITS, PIE CRUST, ARTIFICIAL SWEETENERS AND GRAPEFRUIT (Can interfere with your cholesterol medication.)

 

Modifying Risk Behaviors

 

High cholesterol is usually treated based on total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, and HDL cholesterol levels, plus the presence of additional risk factors for heart disease.

While some risk factors cannot be changed, others can.  Heart attack risk factors may include:

 

 
  • Previous heart attack
  • Diabetes
  • Tobacco use
  • High blood pressure
  • Physical inactivity
  • Overweight and obesity
  • Family history of early heart disease
  • For women: being postmenopausal
  • For men: age over 45
 

 

Of these, you can take action on not using tobacco (or quitting if you do use tobacco), being active, eating a healthy diet, and losing excess weight. You can also take medications to keep high blood pressure and/or diabetes under control.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Top 5 Anti-Aging Oils

Anti-aging oils - Dr. Axe

 

1. Jojoba Oil

2. Pomegranate Seed Oil

3. Frankincense Oil

4. Lavender Oil

5. Rosehip Oil

 

HOW TOOTH LOSS AFFECTS FACE SHAPE

Unfortunately, tooth loss can affect much more than your smile. Teeth are attached to your jawbone by ligaments, which tug the bone tissue as you talk and eat. Because your jawbone tissue relies on this constant stimulation from your teeth, missing teeth due to advanced periodontal disease can also affect your overall face shape.

In fact, research has shown that patients can lose as much as 25% of jaw bone ridge width within the first year following tooth loss, and it can continue to lose as much as 4 millimeters more over the next few years. Although a little bone loss might seem inconsequential, it can alter your facial bone structure and age patients dramatically. Here are a few ways that tooth loss could affect your overall face shape:

Facial Angles

As teeth are lost, the height of the jawbone is reduced, which also shortens your face height. People who have naturally short faces have higher bite forces, which causes faster and more severe bone loss. This unfortunate change can alter the angles of your face, decreasing the angle next to the lips and deepening the vertical lines on your face. The angles under the nose tend to increase, making the nose look larger.

Bite Relationship

As vertical bone loss increases, the bite relationship deteriorates, creating a harsh appearance. The angle at the corner of the lips decreases, making the mouth look like it is constantly scowling. Patients with this problem can look unhappy, even when their mouths are in a state of rest.

Chin Position

When the bite relationship deteriorates, the chin can rotate forward, giving patients a severely aged look.

Lip Appearance

As teeth are lost, the lips can thin from the poor support behind them. The muscles around the mouth can lose tonicity, resulting in more wrinkles. The upper lip, which naturally becomes longer with age, can become pronounced in patients who experience tooth and bone loss.

Jowls

Advanced periodontal disease that leads to bone loss can also affect the attachments of the muscles of the lower jaw, making the tissue sag. Patients with tooth loss are more likely to have problems with jowls or a witch’s chin.

Because all of these consequences of bone loss can age a person dramatically, studies have shown that bone loss can add as much as 10 years to a person’s face. Fortunately, there are advanced gum disease treatments today.


September is Prostate Awareness Month

A cancer of the prostate gland, a part of the male reproductive system. Prostate is a small walnut-shaped gland in males.
 
Prostate cancer develops when the prostate cells undergo genetic changes. Changes in bodily functions are the main symptoms. Treatments include chemotherapy, medications to stop hormone activity, radiation therapy, and surgery. These can be used alone or in combinations to treat cancer.

Symptoms

Early stage prostate cancer may not cause any signs or symptoms. Symptoms commonly noted during the advanced stage include:
  • Trouble with voiding
  • Frequent voiding
  • Blood 
  • Pain or discomfort in the pelvic area
  • Bone Pain

Treatments

Treatments include chemotherapy, medications to stop hormone activity, radiation therapy, and surgery. These can be used alone or in combinations to treat cancer.

 
Medication
  • Hormone therapy 
  • Anti-androgens
  • Chemotherapy

Causes

A prostate cell becomes cancerous due to a change in its gene. The exact cause for this change is unknown. The following are risk factors:
  • Increasing age
  • Family history
  • Obesity
 

 
I support the use of MRI technology for baselines and to hunt for developing cancers before there are symptoms.  You may choose to do the same as we are the advocate for our own health.  
 
 

 

 


WE ARE OPEN & HAVE ADDED EQUIPMENT 

Hello,

In our continued effort to provide excellent and compassionate oral care, Dr. Hoye is now open with additional equipment.

We always utilize hospital grade sterilization techniques.  To better keep you and our team safe and healthy the
Pax 2000 extra-oral aerosol collection device with UV & plasma sterilization and HEPPA filtration was added to
each treatment room.

We wish you and your loved ones health and wellness during this time, and commit to actions towards restoring health and wellness in our community.

Dr. Hoye & Staff

 

 

How to Wear Your Cloth Face Covering

Regardless of the style you choose, the CDC recommends that your face covering:4

  • fits snugly against the side of your face
  • is secured with ties or ear loops
  • includes multiple layers of fabric
  • lets you breathe without restriction