Snippet: When Dentures Need Adjusting

Snippet: When Dentures Need Adjusting

While dentures are made to fit your mouth, natural changes often signal that your dentures should be adjusted.

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Multiple Factors Tied to ED Visits for Hypoglycemia

Multiple Factors Tied to ED Visits for Hypoglycemia

Insulin treatment is the most important drug responsible for severe hypoglycemic events.

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Older age associated with DVT in patients with isolated calcaneal fractures

Older age associated with DVT in patients with isolated calcaneal fractures

Recently published results showed patients with isolated calcaneal fractures had an incidence of preoperative deep vein thrombosis that was almost twice as high as any reported in previously published examinations of lower extremity injuries.

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Nurses: 7 ways you can get rid of cellulite

Nurses: 7 ways you can get rid of cellulite

Cellulite is a term for lumpy and dimpled flesh often found on one’s hips, abdomen, thighs and buttocks. This is because women's fat is usually distributed in the hips, thighs and buttocks.

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New link between periodontal and cerebrovascular diseases

New link between periodontal and cerebrovascular diseases

A new study has revealed a relationship between chronic periodontitis and lacunar infarct, two common diseases in the elderly. Chronic periodontitis is an inflammatory disease of the gums, whereas lacunar infarct is a type of cerebral small vessel disease that can lead to a stroke.

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Gastroenterology tip: Effectiveness of FMT to Treat CDI

Gastroenterology tip: Effectiveness of FMT to Treat CDI

In elderly patients with poor medical condition who aren’t eligible for fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) through lower GI tract route, FMT via upper GI tract route is an effective method for the treatment of refractory or severe complicated Clostridium Diffficile Infection (CDI). This method is an alternative treatment option, when FMT using colonoscopy fails.

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Geriatrics tip: Treatment of femoral neck fracture in elderly

Geriatrics tip: Treatment of femoral neck fracture in elderly

Endoprosthetic replacement could be a primary option for displaced femoral neck fracture in elderly asian patients. The choice of surgical treatment methods of non-displaced fracture in elderly asian patients should be determined carefully considering the age and the presence of osteoporosis.

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Dentistry tip: Systemic complications during dental procedures

Dentistry tip: Systemic complications during dental procedures

Air-powered drills or other pressurized appliances used during dental procedures can introduce air into the potential spaces of the face, neck and thorax. The occurrence of sudden swelling during a dental procedure, marked crepitus within the soft tissue, should raise suspicion of subcutaneous emphysema. Assessment for possible infection should be undertaken, and empiric antibiotic therapy for typical oral pathogens can decrease risk of life-threatening complications associated with infectious spread in the facial planes.

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Exercise In Middle Age Can Prevent Memory Loss Later In Life

Exercise In Middle Age Can Prevent Memory Loss Later In Life

“The message from our study is very simple. Do more physical activity, it doesn’t matter what, just move more and more often. It helps your heart, your body and prevents

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In-home radar, bed sensors can capture early signs of illness in older adults

In-home radar, bed sensors can capture early signs of illness in older adults

Developing and evaluating motion-capture technology to help older adults "age in place" has been the focus of researchers at the University of Missouri for more than a decade. Previous research has utilized video game technology and various web-cameras to detect health changes in Tiger Place residents.

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