Posts Tagged ‘ public health ’
It’s a hot and sticky day. You stop in at the Sonic Burger primed for an ice cold Lime Aid. They serve it poured over their famous ice nuggets. As your lips press the straw and begin to suck, you feel the draw of a cube into your mouth. Delicious coldness begins to fill your […]
Could Probiotics be the next step in the fight over gum disease and tooth decay… June 3,2016 You go to see your dentist twice a year, brush 3 times a day and floss after every meal. Still you get those dreaded 5mm probing depths, or the “Looks like we’ve got a little spot of decay back […]
2016 ICOI Winter Symposium. Dr. Guttenberg has spent his life as an educator, and is speaking this weekend at the Winter Symposium for the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI). The symposium brings dentists, students and staff from all over the world to come together to discuss the ever advancing world of dentistry, specifically the world […]
CDC warns about expansion of Lyme disease The Washington Post (7/25, Gebelhoff) reported that, according to the CDC, “Lyme disease has substantially expanded over the past few decades, with 17 states in the Northeast and upper Midwest now considered at high risk.” In a report, the agency revealed that “the disease is widely unreported and […]
Average calorie consumption declining, data show. In a front-page story, the New York Times (7/26, A1, Sanger-Katz, Subscription Publication) reported that calorie consumption is beginning to “decline” for average adults and down by “at least 9 percent” for the average child. In turn, obesity rates “have stopped rising for adults and school-aged children” as well, […]
While the risk of death from colorectal cancer appears to be on a steep and steady decline across the U.S. over recent decades, there are three hot spots that currently exist. Area’s of concerns reside in Appalachia, eastern Virginia/N. Carolina and the rural south according to a study published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention. […]
Good nutrition isn’t only what you eat; it’s what you drink too. As originally reported by Duke pediatric dietitian, Jenny Favret, RD, she reviews how much sugar can be found in some beverages, their impact on health, and how to help your kids make healthy drink choices in this article. It’s called water Cleverly packaged, brightly […]
There were some who felt that making the HPV vaccine available to teenage girls would lead to risky sexual conduct. The latest research indicates that there was no difference in the incidence of sexually transmitted diseases between girls who were and were not vaccinated. This suggests that getting the vaccine does not impact sexual behavior.
As recently reported in the Journal of the American Medical Association, varenicline (Chantix) proved useful to help smokers who were not able or willing to abruptly stop smoking to actually quit the habit. For patients who want to stop smoking, we have been successfully prescribing Chantix for many years.
It is possible that a new compound may be useful as an AIDS vaccine in the future. It has been tested in monkeys and was able to block HIV infection. It is a positive finding but its use in humans still needs to be tested and evaluated.