Kelly Kennedy, USA TODAY, April 9, 2013: Study: Younger patients more likely to skip medications People younger than 65 are twice as likely to skip medications than older Americans, according to a study released today by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (click here for the study - PDF: "Strategies Used by Adults [...]
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Dr. Van der Bilt at the Department of Head and Neck in the Wageningen University Medical Center Utrecht (The Netherlands) studies the neuromuscular elements of chewing. You often hear about the impressive power of the jaw muscles. In terms of pressure per single burst of activity, these are the strongest muscles we have. But it [...]
On March 12, 2013, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a warning that the antibiotic azithromycin (ZithromaxÂ® or Zmaxâ„¢) can lead to a potentially fatal irregular heart beat. According to the FDA, patients with existing QT interval prolongation, low levels of potassium or magnesium, or a slower than normal heart rate are at [...]
Commonly known as purple cornflower, Echinacea is a genus in the daisy family, Asteraceae. Echinacea is an herbal remedy widely employed in fighting colds; however, because of the close relationship between Echinacea and ragweed, and the allergenic cross-reactivity between the two, those who have allergies to ragweed are advised to avoid Echinacea. More about this [...]
In December 2012 the American Dental Association (ADA) and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) released a co-developed guideline, “Prevention of Orthopaedic Implant Infection in Patients Undergoing Dental Procedures,” a systematic review of existing clinical research published in peer-reviewed journals to determine the correlation between dental procedures and prosthetic joint infection (PJI). The [...]
The Seasonal Flu Vaccine It's still time toÂ think about getting a flu shot, which is generally offered between September and mid-November -Â typically before the late-fall to early-winter start of flu season. It takes up to two weeks to build immunity after a flu shot. A seasonal vaccine is distributed routinely every year. While there are [...]
It doesn't take much to help others during the holiday season. Share your good will and good fortune with other local families: food, personal care items, cleaning supplies, new and gently-used clothing - cleaned (especially coats), and financial contributions. Local organizations: Koinonia, and Food for Others,Â via Network for GoodÂ click hereÂ Â Â
It's almost that time again. Insurance open season, when you have an opportunity to change your insurance to better fit your life. But ... it can be a puzzle. Which insurance plan is right for you? How is that company to work with? How is their coverage? Is dental separate from medical. Federal open season [...]
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) announced what they said is "the most sweeping legislation ever to address the national crisis in dental care" at a Capitol Hill news conference June 7, "The Comprehensive Dental Reform Act of 2012". The bill would authorize dental care for Medicare, Medicaid and Veterans Administration beneficiaries, [...]
From research begun in 2005, Jose Cordova, a researcher at Yale University, along with Erich Astudillo from the University of Chile now have a patent pending on a new molecule designated â€˜Keep 32â€™ that could be incorporated into toothpaste, mouth rinse, gum and other oral/dental products [the original article, translated from Spanish â€“ click here]. [...]