Obstetrics & gynaecology

It's safe for pregnant women to go to the dentist

According to research from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, in 2011 about two-thirds of pregnant women had their teeth cleaned in the year prior to delivery, but only about one-half had their teeth cleaned during ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

When should you go to the dentist during COVID-19's spread?

Routine dental procedures are important to overall health. But with the continued spread of the COVID-19 virus, the novel coronavirus, the American Dental Association is recommending postponing elective dental procedures.

Medications

Managing pain in the age of opioids

The data supporting the use of opioids to treat chronic, non-cancer pain is quite weak, says Michael Ashburn, director of the Penn Pain Medicine Center at the Perelman School of Medicine. As few as one in five patients may ...

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