Nancy Tweezes Tongues

Yesterday, Nancy, an RDH at the CDHA (Canadian Dental Hygienists’ Association) conference told me how much my my presentation, “Tongue-Tied’ meant to her. I always try to ask what resonated most about my presentation. Often I hear the part about my children or the theological part….but today, I heard something quite different: the tongue tweezing! She went on to say …

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BPA Detox

What is BPA? It stands for ‘BISPHENOL A’, a plastic-hardener and epoxy additive that may affect children’s brain development and that some believe may be linked to breast and prostate cancers. PHTHALATES (found in some plastics and added to products like lotions to bind fragrances) and TRICLOSAN (an antibacterial ingredient in many soaps, toothpastes and cutting boards) are also common …

Eva Interviewed on SiriusXM Doctor Radio

A friend who is a fan of the SiriusXM radio show, Doctor Radio, told me I’d be perfect for the show and I should contact them.  So, I did. They called back, interested in a program about my book, Mr. C Plays Hide & Seek.  I was interviewed by cancer specialists Dr. Abraham Chachoua and Dr. Silvia Formenti.  The program is …

Dental School Student Kidney Recipient

I was touched by the article I read about Devora Steinmetz, a ‘living kidney donor’. Why would someone risk her own well-being for a stranger?  When her family was dealing with a serious illness, she was the recipient of extraordinary acts of kindness.  She couldn’t repay the favors, but she could ‘pay it forward’ by doing the same for another. …

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Salivary Gland Regeneration for Oral Cancer

Why is salivary gland regeneration necessary? Patients undergoing radiation for oral cancer often have the salivary glands radiated, leading to a life of saliva deficiency. Saliva cleans the mouth and aids in digestion. The worst part about losing saliva is lack of sleep from continually awakening to moisten the mouth. There is no medicine that replaces saliva in a successful …