Doctors Take On Dental Duties to Reach Low-Income and Uninsured Patients

Pediatrician Patricia Braun treats low-income, uninsured, and underinsured patients at a community health clinic in Denver, integrating oral health into medical checkups for children and pregnant women. With funding from federal grants, primary care providers in various states are receiving training in oral health. Dental hygienists are being embedded in medical practices to provide preventive…

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National Comprehensive Cancer Network appoints board of directors chair, vice chair

Matt Kalaycio, MD, FACP, has been elected as the chair of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network’s board of directors, succeeding John W. Sweetenham, MD, FRCP, FACP, FASCO. Christopher H. Lieu, MD, has been elected as the vice chair. The NCCN aims to provide high-quality, patient-centered cancer care worldwide by offering evidence-based treatment options to healthcare…

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STAT+: Up and down the ladder: The latest comings and goings

Share your new hires, promotions, and job changes with us to be featured in our regular highlight series. This week, ADARx Pharmaceuticals welcomed Chris Storgard as chief medical officer, previously from Heron Therapeutics. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to showcase your team members’ successes, as we all want to know who is joining and…

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Choosing Wisely in a time of resource constraints

Healthcare systems globally are facing multiple crises such as resource constraints and a burnt out workforce. Clinicians are being asked to do more with less, leading to backlogs in access to services, health inequalities, and patient complexity. Evidence-based ways to curb wasteful spending and promote sustainability are crucial. Choosing Wisely campaigns, implemented in over 30…

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Emulsifiers Make Food Appetizing yet Bring Health Dangers

Research warns of the potential negative health effects of emulsifiers commonly found in foods such as ice cream, yogurt, and bread. These emulsifiers have been linked to gut microbiome disruption, inflammation, and an increased risk of conditions like heart attacks and cancer. Studies have shown that certain emulsifiers can decrease beneficial gut bacteria while increasing…

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Exercise May Boost Psychiatric Medication Adherence

Research presented at the European Psychiatric Association 2024 Congress shows that low- to moderate-intensity physical exercise is linked to improved medication adherence in patients with severe mental illness, regardless of medication type or duration of illness. A study involving 401 participants found that a 90-minute lifestyle intervention, including supervised exercise sessions, led to a significant…

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10 Best Hyaluronic Acid Serums For 2024: Unlock Radiant Skin

Hyaluronic acid hydrates and plumps the skin, reducing fine lines and wrinkles, resulting in a more youthful and radiant complexion. Various serums, such as L’Oreal Paris Revitalift 1.5% Pure Hyaluronic Acid Face Serum, Asterwood Pure Hyaluronic Acid Serum for Face, Cerave Hyaluronic Acid Serum, Cosmedica Hyaluronic Acid Serum for Skin, Tree of Life Hyaluronic Acid…

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