Tag: "dental" at medical news
N.C. Health Choice program boosting access to dental care for poor children, study shows
...Health Choice has significantly improved access to dental
care for children from low-income families across ...ause here's a program that has positively affected dental
care access for North Carolina children," said Dr. Mahyar Mofidi, postdoctoral fellow at UNC's Cecil...
Columbia Health Sciences professor named 2002 Soros Advocacy Fellow
... toward greater integration of primary medical and dental
care services in socially vulnerable and special n... the U.S. Surgeon General's Report on Oral Health, dental
caries is the single most common chronic childhood disease-five times more common than asthma--and d...
Think youre healthy? Open wide and look inside
..., chief, division of oral pathology, department of dental
medicine at the Long Island Jewish Medical Center.... the teeth and in the placement and maintenance of dental
implants. To date, more than 7,500 dental
professionals are members of AAP. *Editors Note: A copy ...
Low-cost reminder helps prevent infections for heart patients
... valvular heart disease to take antibiotics before dental
procedures can help prevent bacterial endocarditis...efore procedures likely to cause bleeding such as dental
cleaning can often prevent infection. "One problem is that not all physicians know an individual p...
Simple reminder can help patients avoid dangerous infection
...heart valves and tissue," he explains. Medical and dental
procedures that cause bleeding such as teeth clea...By taking antibiotics, generally one hour prior to dental
cleanings, the threat of developing endocarditis is greatly reduced in patients with abnormal heart ...
Detection of bioterrorism viruses brought closer to local sites
...uipment available in most laboratories and even in dental
offices: the autoclave. The autoclave method uses a 15-minute steaming process that reaches 250 degrees Fahrenheit. Autoclaving a specimen similar to the smallpox virus, Mayo Clinic researchers report, kills the virus' infectivity, but retains the ne...
Ten schools receive funds to improve access to dental care, enroll minority/low income students
...on Foundation (RWJF) has announced the names of 10 dental
schools (see appended list) that will receive gran...ts to link their schools to communities in need of dental
care and to boost their underrepresented minority and low-income student enrollment numbers. "These ...
Model dental school curriculum to address disparities in oral health care
In an ambitious effort to bring dental
care to vulnerable populations, the University of ... city and state. Expected to serve as a model for dental
schools across the country, the program is being developed under a $1.5 million grant from The Rober...
Survey: Medicare gets higher marks from enrollees than private insurance
... to say they paid a lot out of pocket for drugs or dental
services, according to the Commonwealth Fund's survey. Other findings: * 22 percent of the privately insured people found that their plan did not pay for care that they thought was covered, compared to 9 percent of elderly Medicare beneficiaries * ...
Wake Forest pediatric heart surgeon to repair heart defect on live Webcast
...ibiotics before having a routine procedure such as dental
surgery to help prevent this infection as long as the ductus is open." The defect affects about 1 in 2,000 children in the United States. Often it can be corrected with medication, but surgery is recommended when medication does not close the vessel...
Periodontal examinations could save lives
...ng discomfort in his gums visited the University's dental
school for a consultation. After a periodontal examination, Dr. Sebastian Ciancio, chairman of Periodontology at the State University of New York at Buffalo, found a lump on the patient's gums and biopsy results determined it was squamous cell carcin...
Compound developed from mussels may lead to safer, more effective medical implants
...mpound could be used as a tooth coating to prevent dental
plaque, which is caused by bacterial infection. Ironically, the compound also shows promise in the shipping industry as an environmentally friendly alternative to toxic antifouling coatings currently used on boats to protect against mussels, barnacle...
MIT, hospital begin cancer trials
...ent collimator--reminiscent of the device used for dental
X-rays--directs the beam toward the desired region. To be effective, the neutron beam must be very pure to deliver the maximum possible dose to the tumor. Five years ago, the exposure period lasted a few hours. Today, irradiations can be completed in...
American Thoracic Society Journal news tips for June 2003 (second issue)
...oorganisms that had been colonized in either their dental
plaque or oropharyngeal cavity at the time of aspi...of Medicare patients.) The authors said that poor dental
health in the nursing home patients due to lack of professional dental
care and poor oral hygiene co...
UCLA report shows disparities in children's health
...ffecting all children. "CHIS shows that health and dental
care as well as parent activities at home are falling short of what is needed for young Californians of all incomes and ethnicities," said report lead author Moira Inkelas, adjunct assistant professor in the UCLA School of Public Health and assistant...
Physics and medicine in San Diego
...astrointestinal fluorosocopy, CT for the head, and dental
radiography. The 2002 NEXT survey was devoted to the abdomen and lumbosacral spine, and preliminary results will be summarized by Albert E. Moyal of the FDA ( firstname.lastname@example.org ). Compared to the last abdomen/spine NEXT survey, conducted in 1995, th...
Collagen-based wound sealant
...roughout veterinary medical, and human medical and dental
practice," he said....
Tooth loss may be early warning sign of cardiovascular disease
...al, physical and neurological examinations. Their dental
hygiene habits were recorded, including the number of times per week they brushed and flossed. Participants underwent ultrasound to detect plaque build-up in the carotid arteries. Researchers recorded socioeconomic characteristics, and cardiovascul...
Dental procedure may reduce risk of premature birth
CHICAGO (August 26, 2003) A non-surgical dental
procedure may reduce the risk of preterm birth in ...l procedure that is performed by a periodontist, a dental
practitioner who specializes in prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the supporting ti...
Seizure prone? Tell your dentist
...seizures may have implications for oral health and dental
care, according to a recent article in the July/Au... that can cause oral health problems or complicate dental
procedures. Additionally, drugs commonly used in dentistry could induce seizure activity in epilept...
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