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Health

YONKERS, NY — Some 48 percent of Americans don’t have a carbon-monoxide detector at home, 24 percent sometimes fail to fasten a seatbelt, and 39 percent often eat raw dough when making cookies, according to a nationally representative poll of 1,000 Americans conducted by the Consumer Reports National Research Center.

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Taking good care of your mouth and teeth at the beginning of life can help prevent dental problems as you get older.

It is important to take care of your teeth by brushing and flossing every day.

“In evaluating my patients, I take the opportunity at the 6-month well-child visit (in anticipation of the appearance of teeth), or the initial visit for an adult, to discuss good oral health,” said Suellywn Stewart, a family physician in Columbus.

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A benefit is being planned for the Alan Murphy family Feb. 21 from 3 p.m. to midnight at the Millbury Fireman’s Hall.

Murphy, of Walbridge, is a Lake Township fire firefighter and is employed as a critical care transport assistant with Life Flight. Alan and his wife Kathy have three daughters, two of whom recently had to have major surgeries – one a rare heart surgery.

The Murphys have also endured other trials, including a job loss and the death of Alan’s mother on Christmas Eve. “Through all of this, he maintains a positive attitude and strong religious faith,” said Sarah Velliquette, marketing services coordinator with Mercy Health Partners. “During the roughest times, Alan would use his time to help others in the community who were in need, whether it was fixing a roof or a furnace.”

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Giving money to people along road

Do you feel compelled to give money to people holding signs along the road asking for money?
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