Wine and teeth
Chemicals in red wine may keep gums and teeth healthier by changing the way the mouth responds to bacteria, indicated one report last week. Another meanwhile suggested that heavy exposure to fluoridated beverages -- including drinking water -- can cause severe discoloration and erosion of children's teeth. Solution: Give that kid a spritzer.
HOWLAND -- "A Wellness Adventure" will be the theme of a free community fitness and wellness program from 4 to 8 p.m. April 6 at Leo's Ristorante, 7042 E. Market St. The feature presentation will be given at 6 p.m. by Dr. Richard Kattouf II, a nutrition and fitness trainer and author of "Forever Fit." Chair massages, body fat analysis and screenings for diabetes risk, blood pressure and bone density will be offered in the program, which is sponsored by the Trumbull Memorial Heath Foundation. Call (330) 841-1900 by Friday for the required registration.
Mind the agenda
Members of the president's New Freedom Commission on Mental Health will meet with Congress this week to discuss three major mental health issues: returning war veterans and mental health ... "suicide: a national priority" ... and "the business case: mental health in the workplace." The meeting will last four hours.