health for your
Real Success Stories.
Real Costco Members.
Member since 2009
I started my journey with alli® last year and have
lost 71 pounds. I’m beginning to see
muscles and my clothes are a size 10
and getting loose! The program has
been a huge help for me to reset my
whole way of looking at food and
knowing exactly what to eat.
By the end of 2011, I’d like to reach my
goal–not as a number, but as the
healthier person I want to be.
Don’t brush it off
Ludwig’s angina, a potentially life-threatening infection of the floor of the mouth, usually starts with a dental infection caused by
poor oral health and can cause a person’s airway to swell shut.
Although more common before the
introduction of antibiotics, cases of Ludwig’s
angina still show up in today’s emergency
rooms, says Dr. Lonnie Johnson, professor
and chair of periodontics at the University of
Colorado School of Dental Medicine in
Aurora, Colorado. In addition, heart infections have been linked to dental infections,
and gum disease has also been linked to
adverse pregnancy outcomes and a higher
risk of heart attack or stroke.
The simple solution? Brush and floss
your teeth and see a dentist on a regular basis,
“Maintaining oral health is a relatively
simple thing,” he adds. “It’s so cost-effective.
Why would you want to expose yourself to the
risk of all the possible adverse outcomes?” C
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Susan Glairon is a freelance writer who lives
in Longmont, Colorado.
One day I will rock climb, go bungee
jumping and explore the rain forest.
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Featured Member is provided alli product, retail value of $70,
online community support and alli behavioral support as part
of her participation in this program. *Results not typical. In
clinical studies, most people lose 5 to 10 pounds over six
months with alli. Featured story has not been independently
validated by either GlaxoSmithKline or Costco. **alli plus a
reduced-calorie low-fat diet. alli is for overweight adults.
Read and follow the alli label. Results may vary. alli is safe
when used as directed. ©2011 GlaxoSmithKline
©2011 Omron Healthcare, Inc.