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Johns Hopkins To Announce AIDS Capitated Care Program

...ion drugs, hospice care, mental health, androutine dental and eye care and case management. "Providing members with the best care in the most appropriate setting isour overriding goal," says Bernard Mansheim, M.D., chief medical officer forUnited Healthcare of the Mid-Atlantic. "Moore Options achieves that...

Study Shows Gum Disease Increases Risk Of Future Heart Disease

... Genco said. "This is a very good one." New dental research being conducted at UB and other institutions is showing a strong relationship between conditions in the oral cavity and many systemic diseases. In this case, bacteria present in periodontal disease is thought to be the culprit, Genco said. ...

Routine Dental X-ray May Be A Valuable Tool In Stroke Prevention

... to show, in a general population, that a standard dental X-ray taken on new patients to establish a baseline picture of dental health also can detect potentially dangerous calcium deposits in the carotid arteries, the large ves...

Researchers Study 'Natural' Screen For Cancer

...rcially. Theanalyzer allows for a precise match of dental material for reconstructive work on teeth, which, like skin, are translucent. "Our impression of color is not only based on the reflection of light,but on the process that occurs when light enters the tooth it bounces andonly partially comes ...

MIT Solution To Math Problem Could Lead To Better Dental Implants, More Resistance To Missiles

...tackled as a "theoretical curiosity" could lead to dental implants that won'tcrack and tank armor that's mor...ions for, among other things, the materials usedin dental and orthopaedic implants. "These implants are currently made of ahomogeneous material," Professor Su...

X-ray Microscope Designed To Study Jet Engine Components Now Probes Tooth Dentin

... ceramic components used in jet engines, allowsthe dental researchers to observe structures in the dentin as small as twomicrometers -- about the size of a human cell. Atomic force microscopy (AFM), another technology used at UCSF and LawrenceLivermore, provides an even closer view. Researchers test ...

Antidepressants Can Lead To Mouth Infections

...sant medication are at increased risk ofdeveloping dental cavities and oral infections, researchers warn. ... Patients, they say, should be told about the dental risks involved inusing antidepressants. Peeters and his colleagues also recommend: "Prevent...

Drug Treatments For Asthma May Cause Erosive Tooth Damage

... They hope that such procedures will help prevent dental erosion and the wider psychological and financial implicaitons that may ensue. Contact: Elizabeth O'Sullivan, Senior Registrar, Department of Paediatric Dentistry, Leeds Dental Institute, Leeds....

University Of California San Francisco Dental School Launches Pilot Program For Pre-Dental Students

...hope to increase underservedpopulations' access to dental care. One of the ways that will be achieved, they...e college education andrecently been rejected from dental school, must prove they have the ability tosucceed in dental school academically. But they also must...

Medication Offers Hope For Relief From Burning Mouth Pain

... percent of subjects relate the onset toa previous dental procedure or illness, such as an upper respiratory infection. Grushka believes thispoints to nerve damage as a possible cause. As an anticonvulsant, the clonazepam may preventspontaneous firing of the cranial nerve that carries sensations of pain to ...

A Trip To The Dentist Could Cause Symptoms In Asthmatic Kids

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- New research suggests a dental visit may trigger asthma symptoms in some child...exactly what triggers an asthma attack after a dental visit. But Casamassimo suggests that allergens may be a key culprit. Allergens may take the for...

Factors Other Than Race Explain Whether Men In Study Had Health Insurance And Received Health Care

... health insurance and whether they usedmedical and dental services. HIV-infected whites, however, w...m of symptoms. Whites were also more likely to use dental services,although blacks were more likely to have dental insurance. The study, byresearchers at the ...

Campaign Targets Oral Complications Of Cancer Treatment

...er therapy and even threaten patient survival. A dental evaluation and medically necessary oral care befor...t of such problems minimized, said Gerry Barker, a dental hygienist and coordinator of the oncology dental support clinic at the University of Missouri-Kansas...

Early Dental Exams For Children Can Avert Problems Posed By Bottled Water And "Bottle Caries"

... unwittinglycontributing to their young children's dental problems, according to DenisWeintraub, D.D.S., a pediatric dentist, orthodontist and dental anesthesiologistwho is co-director, Hospital Dentistry, Ambulatory Care Center Dental Clinic atCedar...

Pediatric Tip Sheet

...unwittingly contributing to their young children's dental problems,according to Denis Weintraub, D.D.S., a p...-- that includeexamination and education on proper dental care. Cedars-Sinai Pediatrician/Neonatologist Offers Tips For Parents Of PrematureBabies Alan H. K...

Common Dental Bleaching Ingredient May Promote Growth Of Precancerous Oral Lesions, UB Dental Researchers Find

...del, that hydrogen peroxide, a major ingredient in dental bleaches andin some whitening toothpastes, may be ...e times a week for 12weeks. Boyd said many dental practitioners use 3-percent hydrogen peroxide as arinse or to debride oral wounds. Lesions ...

The Merck Manual Turns 100

...ecology, psychiatry,ophthalmology, otolaryngology, dental disorders, and other special subjects. Although The Merck Manual always has been written for the benefit of practicingphysicians and other health care professionals, for many years it also was afavorite reference for non-professionals. This led to...

Tobacco chewers quit after "teachable moment" in dental chair

...sers whoreceived cessation intervention from their dental hygienists compared topatients who got only usual ...andthis visit represents a 'teachable moment' that dental hygienists can use toconnect the patient's oral health problems to tobacco use," says Judy A.Andrews...

MGH study shows mitral valve prolapse not a stroke risk factor

...se, that they need to take antibiotics when having dental or otherprocedures, and that they are at increased risk for stroke, heart failure, heartrhythm abnormalities or other serious problems. Some may have to pay higherinsurance premiums because of the diagnosis," says Robert Levine, MD, of the MGHCardia...

Dental students help close care gap at Indian reservation

<P CLEVELAND--Twenty-one senior dental students from Case Western Reserve University and ...blic Health Service (PHS) in providing much-needed dental care for the reservation's 40,000 residents. Dennis Tommasone, an associate professor of dentistry a...

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