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Missing Teeth and Joint Pain? RA May Be Imminent

You may not even have to ask if patient has had periodontal disease

May 02, 2024
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As Bans Spread, Fluoride in Drinking Water Divides Communities Across the U.S.

Many believe fluoride may be harmful despite evidence to the contrary

Apr 18, 2024
A photo of a bumper sticker on the back of a car which reads: Fluoride, there is poison in the tap water.
Getting a Dental X-Ray? New Recommendation Says You Don't Need a Lead Apron

Advocacy and education needed to change more minds about the apron, according to an expert

Feb 03, 2024
A photo of a female dentist positioning an x-ray machine next to her male patient who is lying under a lead apron.
Toothbrushing Linked to Lower Risk of Hospital-Acquired Pneumonia

Brushing also tied to decreased ICU mortality, need for mechanical ventilation

Dec 18, 2023
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AMA Delegates Make Short Work of Proposals on Abortion

But a bid to add vision, hearing coverage to Medicare lasted longer in the spotlight

Jun 13, 2023
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Study Suggests Path Connecting Periodontal Disease With Rheumatoid Arthritis

Exposing immune system to citrullinated bacterial proteins seen as trigger

Feb 22, 2023
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Can Chewing Sugar-Free Gum in Pregnancy Prevent Preterm Birth?

Xylitol gum use linked to lower rates of periodontitis, which has been tied to premature births

Feb 04, 2022
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Cavities in Kids Under 5; Preventing SGA Infants

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Dec 11, 2021
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Alzheimer's and Oral Bacteria; COVID Brain Fog and Video Games; Three MS Subtypes

News and commentary from the world of neurology and neuroscience

Apr 13, 2021
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More Than Ever, Healthcare Professionals Face Increased Suicide Risk

Risk factors differ from those of the general population, and many are modifiable

Jul 16, 2020
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End of Life and COVID-19; DCIS Doubles Cancer Risk; Training for 'Bad News'

News, features, and commentary about cancer-related issues

May 28, 2020
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Baby Teeth May Identify ADHD

How a child metabolizes nutrients and toxins may play a role in ADHD and autism

Sep 26, 2019
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Does Alzheimer's Disease Stem From Infection?

Scientists debate, and one company targets gingivitis bacterium to slow Alzheimer's progression

Jul 17, 2019
AAIC over a photo of the Los Angeles Convention Center.
Neurosurgeon Strangles Wife; Billion-Dollar Fraud Charge; 'Sugar Daddy' Arrested

Bad Practice: a weekly roundup of clinicians accused, convicted, or under investigation

Apr 12, 2019
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