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Hearing Impairment in Aged People

Source: American Academy of Audiology Report of the Task Force on Hearing Impairment in Aged People Background One of the demographic imperatives affecting the United States’ present and future course is the aging of Americans. The number of persons aged 65 years and older is growing more rapidly than the rest of the U.S. population.20 […]

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National Oral Health Report: Mouth Health of Older Americans in a State of Decay

Oral Health America Makes the Case for Policy Change CHICAGO, OCTOBER 1 – A new report examining factors impacting the oral health of older Americans reveals the nation’s oral health is in trouble. Published by Oral Health America (OHA), A State of Decay, Vol. III is a state-by-state report of the oral health of its […]

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How Routine Nail Care Can Prevent Complications In Patients With Diabetes

Source: Podiatry Daily Written by: Christopher R. Hood, Jr., DPM, and Rhonda Cornell, DPM Poor or neglected feet often lead patients down the path of ulceration, infection and amputation.1 People with diabetes are at higher risk for these sequelae. Up to 25 percent of the diabetic population will have at least one foot ulceration during their […]

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Nursing Home Oral Health Care

Source: KnowYourTeeth.com Elderly people who live in nursing homes are at greater risk for oral health problems compared to elderly people who live independently, according to a study published in the July/August 2002 issue of General Dentistry, the clinical, peer-reviewed journal of the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD). Thanks in part to widespread fluoridation, more […]

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