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Concussion in former NFL players related to brain changes
Science Daily
In the first study of its kind, former NFL players who lost consciousness due to concussion during their playing days showed key differences in brain structure later in life. The hippocampus, a part of the brain involved in memory, was found to be smaller in 28 players as compared with a control group of men of similar age and education. The findings were reported in JAMA Neurology.
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School problems in children after concussions
CNN
If your school-age child suffers a concussion, how well will he or she do when returning to school and trying to learn? A new study in the journal Pediatrics says that depends on two major factors: how severe the concussion symptoms your child is having and the grade level of the child.
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CDC: Tooth decay and tooth loss on decline, but disparities remain
American Dental Association
Tooth decay and complete tooth loss have declined in the U.S. since the 1960s, but disparities remain between some age groups and races, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in a May 13 data brief. "Despite all the advances in our ability to prevent, detect and treat dental disease, too many Americans — for a variety of reasons — are not enjoying the best possible oral health," said ADA President Dr. Maxine Feinberg in response to the report.
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Tech-savvy dental practices save money, space
CNBC
Managing tight spaces is nothing new for dentists, but fitting a practice into a tiny Manhattan office requires some creativity, and for one practice, a lot of technology. With digital imaging and 3-D printing using a Cerec system, manufactured by dental product maker Sirona, plus a handheld GLO tooth-whitening gadget, the cosmetic and implant dentists at Core Dental have managed to squeeze their practice into a 590-square-foot space. And they're saving money, according to Dr. Michael Gulizio, an owner and dentist at Core Smiles.
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Myths of financial planning debunked
David B. Mandell and Michael Lewellen
There are a lot of misconceptions about financial planning, and operators of dental practices are not immune to them. This article will consider the other side of eight common myths about financial planning. See if you suffer from any of these misconceptions.
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Wary of concussions, college athletes choose early retirement
Inside Higher Ed
During Anna Cassell's career playing women's soccer at Northwestern University, she suffered three concussions in 15 months. At first, her third concussion didn't seem as severe as the earlier injuries, she said. But the symptoms lasted much longer. She spent eight months redshirting, trying to recover. The headaches and dizziness didn't completely go away for a year. She suffered from depression and anxiety. As a junior in college, she decided to walk away from the sport.
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Train new team members well to ensure success in your practice
Dentistry IQ
If you do not train new team members properly, evaluate them fairly, give them the payment they deserve or do not give them continuous incentives, then they will not stay with your practice for long. This is something that will cost you both money and time, since you'll have to repeat all the steps of hiring a new team member.
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Soda and fruit juice are 'biggest culprits in dental erosion'
Medical News Today
Soft drinks are the most significant factor in severity of dental erosion, according to a new study published in the Journal of Public Health Dentistry. Examining 3,773 participants, the researchers found 79 percent had evidence of dental erosion, 64 percent had mild tooth wear, 10 percent had moderate tooth wear and 5 percent displayed signs of severe tooth wear. The participants in the study with moderate and severe tooth wear consumed more soft drinks and fruit juices each day than the other groups.
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Dental office screening identifies diabetes, prediabetes
MedPage Today
Screening for diabetes during a dental office visit is feasible and may represent an effective strategy for identifying millions of Americans who are diabetic or prediabetic but don't know it, researchers say. As many as 30 percent of the 29 million diabetics in the United States have not been diagnosed, and 90 percent of the estimated 86 million Americans with prediabetes are also unaware of their risk.
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7 traps that are destroying your hygiene schedule
Dental Practice Management
Andrea Greer writes: Almost without exception, dental team share concerns with me about the number of broken appointments and openings in the schedule. Sometimes the response is very reactive: "Let's charge them a no-show fee!" I hope to work with them to begin approaching broken appointments in a more proactive manner: "Let's build value for what we do so the patient would not dream of canceling in the first place!" Easier said than done, right? This is not an overnight process — it requires training and, in some
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