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'Loving' dentist among those killed in Pittsburgh synagogue shooting

Sunday, October 28, 2018

Dr. Richard Gottfried, described by family as "the kindest, most loving, caring person" who often donated care to patients, was among the 11 killed Oct. 27 in a mass shooting at Tree of Life Congregation.

Anthem to pay $16 million to OCR in HIPAA settlement

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Anthem has agreed to pay the Office of Civil Rights $16 million dollars to settle potential HIPAA violations after cyberattacks on the company allegedly exposed the electronic protected health information of 79 million people.

November JADA examines TMJ osteoarthritis treatments

Thursday, October 25, 2018

More research is needed for temporomandibular joint osteoarthritis according to the cover story of The Journal of the American Dental Association.

Poor oral health linked to higher blood pressure, worse blood pressure control

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Poor oral health may interfere with blood pressure control in people diagnosed with hypertension. Periodontal disease -- a condition marked by gum infection, gum inflammation and tooth damage -- appears to worsen blood pressure and interferes with hypertension treatment. Study findings underscore the importance of good oral health in blood pressure control and its role in preventing the adverse cardiovascular effects known to stem from untreated hypertension.

Loss of first baby tooth a positive experience for children

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Scared, ashamed, happy or proud -- how do children feel when they lose their first baby tooth? Scientists have now found that children's feelings are predominantly positive. The study also reveals that previous visits to the dentist's as well as parental background and level of education affect how children experience the loss of their first tooth.
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