Health in Springfield, IL

Did you see the move Cast Away starring Tom Hanks? If so, you probably remember the scene where Hanks, stranded on a remote island, knocks out his own abscessed tooth — with an ice skate, no less — to stop the pain. Recently, Dear Doctor TV interviewed Gary Archer, the dental technician

Find out what happens during a vampire facial and what you should know before getting one.

It’s July—and that means it’s National Park and Recreation Month! If you’re like a lot of families, you might already be planning a trip to one of the nation’s 58 national parks, or one of the thousands of state outdoor recreational areas across the country.Temporarily

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Lyme disease can cause more than a bull’s-eye rash. Here’s what to look for on your skin.

To succeed as a dentist, you need to exercise clinical skills, but you also need to be able to communicate with patients and build rapport

Several dentists have notified CDA Practice Support or their local dental societies of two scams targeting their dental practices. Dentists in the San Francisco Bay Area, South Lake Tahoe and Central Valley report receiving calls from individuals who claim to be DEA agents, provide badge numbers and proceed to make demands. The callers tell the dentists they could be arrested if the demands are not met.

If you wear your hair tightly pulled back often, the constant pulling may eventually lead to hair loss. By making a few changes, you can keep your sense of style without losing your hair.

Measles is a highly contagious acute viral respiratory illness that is transmitted by direct contact with infectious droplets that are be released into the air when an infected person breathes, coughs or sneezes.

As a legislative leader in the Illinois House, it is my duty to advocate on behalf of nurses whose work is invaluable to our communities. ...

Porcelain veneers have become a popular way to transform a smile. They're ideal for stained, chipped or slightly misaligned teeth. But although they don't need as much tooth preparation as crowns or other bridgework, the traditional veneer still requires some permanent tooth alteration.
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Vitiligo causes the skin to lose color. Some people develop a few patches. Others lose much more skin color.

Luker Dental Care in Springfield, IL specializes in dental implants, veneers, cosmetic dentistry, and crowns and bridges. Call our office today to schedule!

The RNs at Howard Brown Health have unionized and are in contract negotiations with the organization. We are working toward a fair and reasonable contract that puts patient care first. Howard Brown Health has hired Jackson Lewis, a union-busting law firm to negotiate with the RNs. For 6 months, Howard Brown Health has delayed reaching a fair agreement. Please tell Howard Brown Health to sign a…

Most cases of melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, are attributable to UV exposure. Use this infographic as a reminder to “practice safe sun” to reduce your risk of skin cancer.

The CDC reports flu has likely peaked (defined as a week-to-week decrease in new cases), but a severe strain continues to increase.

Most people have heard of donating blood, but they haven’t heard about giving platelets. In fact, many people don’t even know what platelets are or who they can help. Do ...

More than 20 million people in the United States use electronic cigarettes or e-cigs as an alternative to tobacco smoking. While many users believe "vaping" is a healthier alternative to regular cigarettes, recent research into the health effects of e-cigs could put a damper on that belief. There's

Your Old 401(k)s Could Be Costing You Thousands. Here's When and How to: Americans hold an average of 12 different jobs by age 50. Even if you don’t have access to a retirement account at every one, you’ve still probably accumulated your share of 401(k)s over the course of your working life. Money, April 1
Retirees Need Emergency Funds Too: You may think of an emergency fund as the cash stash to keep when you are working, with employees typically advised to save…

Multi-platinum recording artist Janet Jackson has long been known for her dazzling smile. And yet, Jackson admitted to InStyle Magazine that her trademark smile was once a major source of insecurity. The entertainer said, “To me, I looked like the Joker!” It was only after age 30 that th