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2/28/03

HealthWise at 5 From 2.28

  • Tired Introverts

If work seems to exhaust, it may be that you are an introvert. A study from the Netherlands found that the more introverted a person was, the more overwhelming work could feel to them. That sense of being overwhelmed made the shyer workers feel more fatigued than their extroverted colleagues. The researchers also found that mental exhaustion and physical exhaustion are linked, and that you can't have one without the other.

  • Chronic Smokers

Though advised to quit, a surprising number of people with chronic health conditions continue to smoke. The agency for healthcare research and quality collected information on health care quality and satisfaction. They found that over a third of emphysema patients, a quarter of asthmatis and a fifth of people with high blood pressure, cardiac problems or diabetes continued to smoke. Depsite the fact that in the previous year, three out of five study participants reported that their physician counseled them to quit smoking.

  • Save-A-Tooth

When a tooth is knocked out it can die in 15 minutes unless it gets proper care. A dentist inventor has developed just what parents of active kids need the Save-A-Tooth preservation system. With Save-A-Tooth, a knocked out tooth is placed in a special solution that protects its sensitive nerves. In the special container, the tooth can be kept alive for up to four days time enough to get to the dentist and have the tooth replanted. Save a tooth is available online by (clicking here).

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