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Breastfeeding Awareness Month: Dentists on the Frontlines of Breastfeeding DifficultiesSamuel B. Low, D.D.S., M.S., M.Ed.
Vice President, Dental and Clinical Affairs; Chief Dental Officer
BIOLASE Breastfeeding is a sensitive and important topic that can unfortunately be a large source of stress for a new mother if their baby is having difficulty latching. According to the National Institutes of Health, breastfeeding provides protection for babies against common childhood infections, improves survival rates through their first year and may reduce the risk for certain diseases. However, many children have difficulty breastfeeding as a result of ankyloglossia, also known as tongue-tie. To date, the most common treatment of infant ankyloglossia is frenectomy, a surgical procedure to remove or loosen muscle tissue in the mouth. However, frenectomies can take two months to properly heal, and the process is painful for both the mother and baby. As a result, many parents are looking for an alternative way to deal with ankyloglossia. Says Dr. Low: "Dentists have the opportunity to play an important role in one of the most common causes of breastfeeding difficulties: ankyloglossia, or tongue-tie – a condition that traditionally gets treated by a surgical procedure that is painful for both baby and mom. Lasers are minimally-invasive and can be the answer to providing relief, reducing pain and minimizing recovery time."
Dr. Low is Professor Emeritus, University of Florida, College of Dentistry and Associate faculty member of the Pankey Institute, with 30 years of private practice experience in periodontics, lasers and implant placement. He is also a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology and past President of the American Academy of Periodontology. Dr. Low provides dentists and dental hygienists the tools for successfully managing the periodontal patient in general and periodontal practices. He was selected "Dentist of the Year" by the Florida Dental Association, Distinguished Alumnus by the University of Texas Dental School, and the Gordon Christensen Lecturer Recognition Award. He is a Past President of the Florida Dental Association and past ADA Trustee.
Contact: Jerry Schranz, Jerry@antennagroup.com
Why Your Devices May Be Ruining Your Health (and What to Do About It) Jonathan Jordan
Personal Trainer and Nutrition Coach
Jonathan Jordan Fitness
"As a personal trainer in the heart of San Francisco's financial district, I've worked with hundreds of stressed out, A-type technology junkies. Every day I see firsthand the negative impact computers, cellphones, and other devices can have on mental and physical health. The artificial blue light emitted by popular devices triggers our sympathetic ('fight or flight') nervous systems. Our pulse increases. Our body releases stress hormones. Basically, we're in a state of constant overdrive and our parasympathetic ('rest and digest') nervous systems cannot keep up. This can lead to weight gain, gastrointestinal issues, cellular damage, illness/lowered immunity, lowered brain functioning/productivity, disordered sleep, anxiety and depression. It's petrifying. Physically, these devices force our bodies into unnatural postures (flexed hips, elevated/internally rotated shoulders and flexed spines with no core engagement) that lead to chronic tightness of certain muscles, weakness in others, pain, joint dysfunction and lack of oxygen to the brain. So, whether you are reading a scathing email from your boss or scrolling through funny cat videos on Facebook, the impact on the body and central nervous system can be damaging. But there are some simple inventions/lifestyle adjustments you can do to help mitigate these effects without going completely off grid."
Jordan is available to discuss the impact of devices on health, and can connect reporters with clients who have improved their health implementing his advice. He is an award-winning personal trainer, nutrition coach, group fitness instructor and fitness blogger. He offers his clients personalized fitness programs and nutritional advice to coach them towards healthier, sustainable lifestyles. Formerly a partner at a large consulting firm, he understands the physical and mental challenges that busy professionals experience on a daily basis, and takes each client's unique lifestyle demands into consideration when creating his fitness programs. He also offers corporate wellness consulting to leading businesses around the Bay Area. His blog, JJ Fit 24/7, and Instagram offer practical, effective and free videos, advice and tips each week.
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Three Telltale Signs You're Dating a NarcissistDr. John Huber
Mainstream Mental Health
Does your significant other spend hours gazing at themselves in mirror? Although there are many signs you may be dating a narcissist, here are three of the tell-tales signs, according to Dr. Huber: "1) They are unable to maintain a real conversation unless it is about them. Their accomplishments are greater than all others and their problems are greater than everyone else's. In other words, 'they' dominate all conversations. 2) The narcissist always comes first and can't relate to others. An example would be when you talk about your feelings. The narcissist will have difficulty understanding your experience and may minimize your reality. 3) When a narcissist gets their feelings hurt they get angry and typically they get angry at you. Remember we all have a little bit of a narcissist in us, so these are symptoms that are consistent and persistent within the narcissist and not just an occasional occurrence."
Based in Texas, Dr. Huber is the chairman for Mainstream Mental Health, a non-profit organization that brings lasting and positive change to the lives of individuals that suffer from mental health issues. A mental health professional for more than 20 years, Dr. Huber is a clinical forensic psychologist and a practitioner with privileges at two long-term acute care hospitals. In addition, Dr. Huber is a professor and teaches undergraduate and graduate psychology at Texas State University.
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