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What Do You Know About Preventing Legionnaire’s Disease?

Legionnaire’s disease is a respiratory illness associated with the inhalation or aspiration of water sources (aerosols) contaminated with Legionella pneumophila bacteria. There are more than 50 Legionella species with L. pneumophila being…

Oral Health and Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia is a chronic brain disorder that causes acute cognitive deficits and abnormal emotional conditions manifested in thought, speech, and behavioral complications.

Impact of Estrogen on TMJ Pain

Affecting the quality of life for more than 10 million Americans, temporomandibular disorders (TMDs) are musculoskeletal conditions associated with pain and dysfunction of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) and muscles of mastication. The…

Impact of E-Cigarettes on Lung Health

As of February 18, 2020, a total of 2,807 hospitalized e-cigarette, or vaping, product use-associated lung injury (EVALI) cases had been reported to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) from all 50 states, the District of…

Caring for Adults With Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral palsy (CP) is a disorder caused by encephalic damage that occurs during fetal development or infancy; it impairs motor coordination, cognitive function, sensation, perception, and communication abilities.

Risk-Based Recare for Perio Maintenance

In 2018 the American Academy of Periodontology (AAP) and the European Federation of Periodontology (EFP) published a new classification system for periodontal health and disease, changing the way oral health professionals consider clinical…

Minimize Risks of Drug Interactions

The polypharmaceutical nature of modern health care, with an estimated 29% of Americans taking five or more medications on a regular basis, requires oral health professionals to have a thorough understanding of possible drug interactions.

Early Detection and Treatment of Xerostomia

Xerostomia, or perceived dry mouth, has a broad range of prevalence, ranging from 5.5% to 65%, while also considered under-reported by patients and under-recognized by practitioners. As such, it is important for oral health professionals to…

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