Fluoride varnish helps protect teeth

Submitted by Kassi Roselius, M.D., M.P.H. Fluoride has been proven effective in the reduction of tooth decay. Many people are not aware that fluoride occurs naturally in water, but is adjusted to higher levels needed to prevent decay. There is an estimated 25 percent reduction in tooth decay in communities with fluoridated water. According to Read More »

CPN set to save lives in fight against opioid epidemic

Submitted by Crystal Marcum Opioids are powerful prescription painkillers. Most influence areas of the brain that also regulate breathing. Opioids taken at high doses can cause respiratory depression, coma and death. When combined with alcohol or other sedatives, the overdose risk increases. Common opioids are hydrocodone (such as Vicodin, Lortab and Norco), oxycodone (Percocet, OxyContin, Read More »