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Young football players aren't well-educated about concussion
HealthDay News
Despite recent efforts to create awareness about concussion among young athletes, a new study found that high school football players still don't know enough about the symptoms and consequences of this type of head injury. More than 300,000 people are treated in emergency rooms every year for brain injuries related to sports, the researchers reported. And, it's estimated that up to 3.8 million concussions are sustained annually during sporting and recreational events.
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House approves development of practice management guidelines
ADA
An ADA House of Delegates resolution gives the Council on Dental Practice the green light to oversee the development of a series of practice management guidelines to help dentists understand how to handle the business side of dentistry. Under Res. 62H-2014, an advisory committee comprised of current members of CDP, other ADA councils and other key stakeholders will recommend to CDP the process for voluntary consensus-based, ethical guidelines in five areas.
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Ebola and the risk of exposure for dentists
By Piyush Bakshi
Even though at present there have only been four confirmed cases of Ebola in the United States, it is possible that hundreds of Americans have been exposed to the virus within the country and in West Africa. Though there is little risk of an epidemic spreading across North America, the situation does put medical professionals at risk from direct and unprotected contact with blood and body fluids of an infected person. What should dental offices do if they suspect a patient may have Ebola?
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CDC data shows early childhood caries trending down
ADA
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data presented at an Oct. 23-24 dental conference shows a downward trend in early childhood caries in the United States. "Untreated decay is now on a downward trend," said Dr. Bruce Dye, dental epidemiology officer at the CDC National Center for Health Statistics. The preliminary unpublished data represents "a first look at where we are in the United States" now, he said.
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More concussions being reported in high school sports
WWLP-TV
More than two years after new rules went into effect, more concussions are being reported at the high school level. Doctors consider that good news. "Some of these kids, by the time they're 13 or 14 have had more than one concussion," said Dr. John Leddy, director of University at Buffalo's Concussion Management Clinic.
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Wills and living trusts: Building blocks of every estate plan
By David B. Mandell, JD, MBA, and Carole Foos, CPA
Nearly all dental practice know that they need to get their estate planning documents in place. Without them, family members can be disinherited, additional taxes and probate fees can be imposed, and minor children can be raised by guardians whom you have not chosen. In this article, we will lay out the two basic estate planning documents everyone should have.
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Concerns bubble up as more young athletes specialize earlier
The Boston Globe
By definition, not every kid is going to be an "outlier." But the proliferation of athletic programs such as camps, clinics, travel teams and Amateur Athletic Union tournaments has heightened an emphasis on individual excellence — at the expense, some critics say, of the health and well-being of the nation's youth, particularly the younger members of that group.
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Top 4 dental bookkeeping mistakes that could cost you thousands
Dentistry IQ
Nothing will cripple a growing dental practice faster than having cash flow trouble. Simple bookkeeping mistakes can cause a ripple effect that result in severe financial problems. Most dentists are experts at their craft. They know how to keep teeth healthy. However, most dentists are unaware of the proper steps to create and maintain an accurate bookkeeping system that allows them to understand the true financial health of their business.
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Unnecessary roughness? Players question NCAA's record on concussions
CNN
The NCAA says best health and safety practices are entrusted to the schools and that universities must police themselves. That raises a question about whether the NCAA will enforce the new return-to-play rules that could be imposed if a preliminary settlement reached with about two dozen former players is approved by a federal judge. The rule would prohibit players with a concussion from going back on the field the same day, but it's contingent on a vote by NCAA membership.
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Romans had less gum disease than modern Britons
Health Canal
The Roman-British population from c. 200-400 AD appears to have had far less gum disease than we have today, according to a study of skulls at the Natural History Museum led by a King's College London periodontist. The surprise findings provide further evidence that modern habits like smoking can be damaging to oral health.
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