Health

The toll dental disease can take

In 2007, a 12-year-old boy from Maryland died after an infection from an untreated dental abscess spread to his brain. His mother, homeless and dependent on Medicaid, had been unable to find a dentist to treat her children's ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

The health-care cost of weight bias

At a recent obesity medicine conference, Fatima Cody Stanford was approached by a colleague who said she'd always been standoffish around Stanford and wanted to explain why. When they were five years old, she said, taking ...

Health

Interventions up discussion of advanced care planning

(HealthDay)—Quality improvement interventions can increase discussions relating to advanced care planning and the mention of advance directives (ADs) in the electronic medical record (EMR), according to a study published ...

Health

Few elderly patients discuss driving with primary physicians

(HealthDay)—A minority of older adults who visit primary care providers have documented discussions about driving, according to research published in the June issue of the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.

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