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  • Oral HealthOLD
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    The safety and benefits of fluoride are well documented and for 70 years people in the United States have benefited from drinking water with fluoride. Fluoridated water keeps the teeth strong and reducing decay by approximately 25% in children and adult- leading to saving money, and helping families and individuals live better, healthier lives. It has been found that for every dollar spent on community water fluoridation, up to $38 is saved in treatment costs for tooth decay.

    In Louisiana only 43% of residents receive the benefits of Community Water Fluoridation, compared to almost 75% nationally. In 2008, Governor Jindal signed Act 761 which mandates that water systems with over 5,000 connections initiate water fluoridation. As fluoride is nature's cavity fighter, community...

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    or Reduced Fee Clinics http://www.ladental.org/lda/public-resources/community-clinics Find providers for Medicaid or LaCHIP http://www.mcnala.net/en/find-dentist Adults with a BayouHealth plan may be eligible for certain dental benefits Learn more »...
  • Diabetes
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    CDC provides national leadership and support for the implementation of a high-impact prevention approach to reducing new diabetes cases by using combinations of scientifically proven, cost-effective, and scalable interventions and prevention strategies directed towards the most vulnerable populations in the US who are most affected by, or at greatest risk for diabetes. We need more information about what HP is specifically doing here....
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  • Diabetes
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    Louisiana's Health Forward Well-Ahead Louisiana is an initiative started by the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals aimed at improving the health and wellness of Louisiana residents. Learn...
  • Tobacco-Free Data
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    2012-2013 LTCP Annual Report » 2011 Youth Tobacco Survey Report » 2010 LTCP Annual Report »...
  • Oral HealthOLD
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    Health Oral health is an important part of general health and well-being for all Louisianans, from infants to older adults. Oral health means much more than just teeth, it also includes the gums, tongue, throat, jaw, lips, and supporting structures. Common oral health complications can include cavities, gum disease, cleft lip and palate, oral and facial pain, and oral and pharyngeal (mouth and throat) cancers. Oral health is integral to general health and should not be overlooked....
  • Tobacco-Free Data
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  • How To Quit
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    Teens For teens interested in quitting visit one of the following resources for more information. Smokefree Teens http://teen.smokefree.gov/ The Real Cost...
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