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Football players drill without helmets to curb concussions
National Public Radio
Win or lose, there's one thing you can say about the University of New Hampshire Wildcats: They are likely the only football team in America trying to reduce concussions by practicing without helmets. Football has a concussion problem, from the National Football League down to Pee-Wee teams. And there are lots of efforts out there to fix it.
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Are you managing a dental group practice?
By Jill Nesbitt
Dental group practices are formed in dozens of ways. Some are the result of long-term planning where each office is thoroughly evaluated and measured to determine if it is a good fit for the group. Others occur suddenly due to tragic circumstances where everything is in a rush. No matter how your multilocation group practice was formed, you may be looking for a more organized approach to management to make the most of your group practice.
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4 steps to help manage unhappy dental patients
Dental Practice Management
Like any other business that deals directly with consumers, dental practices sometimes encounter individuals who are unhappy with the service they receive. These patients may have unreasonable expectations. They may be chronic complainers or they may be reacting to actual shortcomings in customer service. Whatever the case may be, the response by the dentist and team should always be to appease the patient, turning a negative into a positive.
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High school football alters brains even without concussions
The Daily Journal
A single high-school football season of heavy hits, even without a concussion, led to observable brain abnormalities in a study, the latest evidence to raise questions about the long-term consequences of the popular game. The findings from 24 high school athletes suggest that a series of small, successive blows to the head can prompt changes in the brains of young people.
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US House approves oral health spending
ADA
The spending bill passed by the House of Representatives Dec. 11 would support dental care, oral health research and residency training through fiscal year 2015. The bill represents bipartisan agreement to avoid a government shutdown.
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Devastating health impact of concussion may start earlier than we thought
The Huffington Post
For the Ohio State community, Thanksgiving weekend ended in tragedy when 22-year-old football player Kosta Karageorge was found dead of apparent suicide. Karageorge, who had been missing since Nov. 26, was found on Nov. 30 in a dumpster near the school's campus in Columbus, along with a gun and what police said appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
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Study: Pure fruit juice does not promote caries in infant teeth
Dental Tribune International
It is widely believed that unrestricted consumption of acidic beverages, such as juices and soft drinks, can cause dental caries, one of the most common chronic diseases in children. However, a new study conducted by dental researchers at the University of Maryland, Baltimore, has suggested that consumption of 100 percent fruit juice is not associated with early childhood caries in preschool-age children.
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New Jersey court limits youth sports lawsuits
The Record
The family of a 12-year-old lacrosse player who broke his arm during a game can't sue the 11-year-old who crashed into him, an appeals court recently ruled in a decision that sets new limits on lawsuits involving children and sports injuries. The case, which the decision noted was the first of its kind in New Jersey pertaining to the liability of one child who injures another in a sports competition, established standards for judges to use in future cases.
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Scheduling: The heartbeat of every dental practice
Dentistry IQ
Scheduling is the heartbeat of the dental practice. A well-scheduled day can lead to productivity, profitability and less stress — all of which support providing outstanding care to your patients. The flip side of this statement is also true — a day that is not well scheduled can reduce your productivity, profitability and lead to uncontrolled stress. Stress can compromise your ability to listen and provide focused care, and can drain your energy.
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Is sugar toxic? Some of the latest news for those with a sweet tooth
Dentistry IQ
Some people claim to have a "sweet tooth," or to be addicted to sugar in various forms. We know that different types of sugar may have different effects on the body. Depending on the individual, even safe levels of sugar could have serious negative effects on someone's health, including oral health. A new report examines the nutrition of more than 900 drink products, and quantifies the marketing practices of 23 different beverage companies.
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Ensuring youth sports safety on the high school playing field
The Huffington Post
For many years, professional and collegiate athletes have had the services of the athletic trainer on a daily basis. Yet only 37 percent of public secondary schools have a full-time athletic trainer. This often prompts the question, "Just who is taking care of your kids on the playing field and why don't all high school or middle school aged athletes have direct daily access to an AT?"
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