| Feb 23, 2011
| 1:13 PM
In response to “The Dangers of Petting Zoos,” Our Readers Write, Feb. 17: St. George's Preschool follows the practices of the National Association for the Education of Young Children believing children learn best by real-world experiences....
| Feb 25, 2011
| 3:24 PM
It's an issue that has been the center of controversy for decades. Dentists credit adding fluoride to our drinking water supply for a decrease in tooth decay, but a growing number of critics say it's time to stop.
Brian Nylaan, DDS, runs a practice in...
| Feb 25, 2011
| 3:44 PM
Kansas is almost failing when it comes to kids and dental care. The organization "Oral Health Care America" gave the state a "D" grade for access to pediatric dentists. The Sedgwick County Oral Health Coalition is trying to improve that rating. Its...
| Jun 28, 2011
| 9:00 PM
Over the past several years, few issues have caused more outbreaks of hives among local officials than recycling.
While Hagerstown and Williamsport offer curbside recycling, and Smithsburg and Clear Spring will begin offering the service in July, the...
| Jun 29, 2011
| 1:34 PM
Freshens breath! Gives your mouth a tingling sensation! But what do mouthwashes really accomplish?
Late last year, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned three mouthwash manufacturers to stop suggesting that their products that have fluoride as the...
| Aug 4, 2011
| 1:20 PM
It's one thing when dentists have to stare into the mouths of their patients. It's another when straphangers have a similar up close and personal experience.
Many subway riders walking to and from their trains in the Columbus Circle subway station stop...
| Aug 24, 2011
With new findings on emerging contaminants, lead and hexavalent chromium in local tap water, it's natural for Chicago-area residents to wonder if they should be filtering the water they drink.
And, if so, what filter should they use?
| Nov 1, 2011
| 3:08 PM
| Aug 31, 2011
| 7:37 PM
You know, I've been thinking — we've come this far, let's go for the whole enchilada. Let's make it our goal to be the last county in the entire United States of America to implement curbside recycling.
Think back. We held out pretty well on...
| Nov 16, 2011
The battle to add fluoride to Wichita’s water may boil over again as the national Coalition in Defense of Oral Health launched a new effort this week to add the chemical to water in cities across the nation.
Wichita is one of the largest cities...
| Oct 7, 2011
| 2:41 PM
Ask a group of adults to list their least-favorite tasks and it's likely a few will say going to the dentist.
Luckily, many dental practices work hard to make their offices inviting and fun for young patients so they might not have that same feeling...
| Oct 13, 2011
| 6:33 PM
The economy has definitely left a cavity in dental care, with many people losing their dental insurance and other expenses coming first.
But FOX 4 Medical Reporter Meryl Lin McKean says that there are some options out there for people in need of low-cost...