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HHS proposes changes to HIPAA Privacy Rule to reduce regulatory burdens

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office for Civil Rights has proposed changes to the HIPAA Privacy Rule to support individuals' engagement in their care, remove barriers to coordinated care and reduce regulatory burdens on the health care industry, according to an HHS news release.
Monday, December 14, 2020/Author: ADAA ADAA/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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ADA supports rule allowing VA health care providers to practice in any state

The ADA is supporting an interim final rule that will continue allowing Veteran Affairs health care professionals to deliver health care services in a state other than the one they are licensed, registered or certified to practice in.
Wednesday, December 9, 2020/Author: ADAA ADAA/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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Reversible stickiness is something to smile about

Researchers report a cross-linker for dental cement that breaks down under UV light, making treatments easier to reverse.
Wednesday, December 9, 2020/Author: ADAA ADAA/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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How poor oral hygiene may result in metabolic syndrome

Researchers have identified a novel mechanism by which periodontal disease may cause metabolic syndrome. By studying patients with metabolic syndrome, the researchers demonstrated high antibody titers against Porphyromonas gingivalis, the bacterium causing periodontal disease. In a mouse model, the researchers then showed that infection with this bacterium causes systemic insulin resistance and metabolic dysfunction in skeletal muscle by altering the gut microbiome. This study shows the effect periodontal disease can have on the entire body.
Wednesday, December 9, 2020/Author: ADAA ADAA/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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ADA urges lawmakers to ensure American Indians, Alaska Natives have access to care

The ADA sent a letter to the House and Senate Appropriations committees Dec. 4 urging lawmakers to ensure that American Indians and Alaska Natives have access to quality dental care.
Monday, December 7, 2020/Author: ADAA ADAA/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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