Top 5 Gadgets for Grandma and Grandpa

As you may already know, some grandmas are pretty much set in their ways. It’s hard for them to embrace “new school” applications, especially when it comes to technology—some find all those fancy tech gadgets and accessing the World Wide Web a tad bid too complicated.

But there are in fact special gadgets that are designed with Grandma in mind. To learn the top 5 grandma-user friendly tech gadgets that she might want to try, continue reading below.
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Benzocaine – FDA Warns of Benzocaine Risks and Side Effects of Orajel, Baby Orajel, Anbesol

Parents and caregivers of teething babies and children, listen up. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a new warning about benzocaine being linked to a rare condition called methemoglobinemia (MetHb), where the blood does not effectively move oxygen throughout the body, which in worst cases can lead to stupor, seizures, coma and even death.

Benzocaine gels and liquids are sold OTC under different brand names such as Anbesol, Hurricaine, Orajel, Baby Orajel, Orabase, and store brands. Benzocaine is also sold in other forms such as sore throat lozenges, creams, ointments, and spray solutions. (See the benzocaine spray alert message here) These products are used to relieve pain from a variety of conditions, such as teething, canker sores, toothaches, burns, insect bites, and irritation of the mouth and gums.
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Consumer Reports Best Electric Toothbrushes Reviews – Powered Toothbrush or Manual Toothbrush?

What are the best toothbrushes, an electric powered toothbrush or manual toothbrush? What kind of toothbrush does the American Dental Association (ADA) recommend kids and adults use to take good care of teeth and for best overall health?

Choosing the best toothbrush for yourself, kids and family can be confusing, with so many brands and types of manual toothbrushes and electronically powered toothbrushes on store shelves. Which is better, a manual toothbrush or an electric one, according to Consumer Reports tests and reviews?

According to the American Dental Association, when used correctly, both manual and electric powered toothbrushes can be equally effective at thoroughly cleaning teeth and gums, remove plaque and prevent or reduce calculus (tartar) buildup, thereby reducing gingivitis (gum disease). What kind of toothbrush you or your family uses is not the most important thing to consider, but how you use it. Do you brush thoroughly twice a day for a minimum of two minutes and floss daily like dental hygienists and dentists recommend to patients?
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FREE Dental Clinics Dallas TX – FREE or Low Income Dental Care Services

Free dental care is available at FREE Dental Clinics for low income people in Dallas TX and surrounding cities, who can prove they meet eligibility requirements for free or low cost dental treatment. Trying to find a dentist who provides low cost or no cost (free) dental services for needy dental patients, with or without dental insurance, can seem daunting if patients don’t know where to look for such care.

There are numerous sites online that provide information, locations and application criteria for low income or no income dental patients in need of free dental clinics in Texas or by state. There is also a great deal of information online about free clinical trials and research studies patients may choose to participate in, where their dental care and treatment is provided at little or no cost by experienced dentists and dental teams.
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State Fair of Texas 2010 Dallas Dates at Fair Park Super Sized Fun

The 2010 State Fair of Texas at Fair Park in Dallas starts with opening day Friday, Sept. 24th and runs until Sunday, Oct. 17, 2010. Fair Park in Dallas, with the infamous 52-foot tall Big Tex, is located at 1300 Robert B. Cullum Blvd, Dallas, TX 75210.

The theme for the 24-day 2010 State Fair of Texas is “Super Sized Fun.” The theme is appropriate since we have Big Tex greeting visitors, the tallest Ferris Wheel in North America, the largest new car show in the southwest, and lets not forget the annual Big 12 college football rivalry around in the Red River Shootout between the University of Texas Longhorns (UT) and the University of Oklahoma (OU) Sooners on Saturday, October 2nd.

In addition to the Red River Rivalry and the annual State Fair Classic featuring Grambling State vs. Prairie View A&M in a Southwestern Athletic Conference on Saturday, Sept 25th at 6 p.m., the other Big 12 contest pits the Texas Tech Red Raiders against the Baylor Bears on Saturday, October 9th at Cotton Bowl Stadium.
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Paying For College – Should Parents Pay For College Tuition?

Are parents obligated to pay college tuition for their kids to attend college? Should parents pay for college or should college students be responsible for paying college related expenses including tuition, with or without their parents help? The question of who pays for college continues to be a controversial (sometimes heated) debate between kids planning to attend college, and their parents.

Parents, are you responsible for paying your kids college education or not? If parents are supposed to pay for college, how much should parents pay towards tuition, books, housing costs, transportation, gas, insurance, food, clothing, entertainment and miscellaneous expenses for college? Where do parents draw the line between helping kids attend college and not jeopardizing their savings and retirement accounts? To say that your retirement plans are more important than your children’s college funds is putting it mildly.

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