Labour promises 100,000 extra child dental appointments

Labour promises 100,000 extra child dental appointments

Labour has promised to create 100,000 extra dental appointments for children, in a bid to clear backlogs in England. The new appointments will be for urgent and emergency care and on evenings and weekends, according to Labour’s plan if they win the general election. Access to an NHS dentist has become increasingly difficult in many … Read more

Blythe Danner in remission from the same cancer her late husband Bruce Paltrow had | CNN

Blythe Danner in remission from the same cancer her late husband Bruce Paltrow had | CNN

CNN  —  Blythe Danner has revealed she is in remission after a battle with oral cancer, the same cancer that led to the death of her late husband, director Bruce Paltrow. Paltrow, the father of Oscar-winning actress and businesswoman Gwyneth Paltrow, died in 2002. Danner told People she was surprised by the diagnosis. “Everyone is … Read more

Medicare Plans’ ‘Free’ Dental, Vision, Hearing Benefits Come at a Cost

By Phil Galewitz, Kaiser Health News Wednesday, October 27, 2021 (Kaiser News) — When Teresa Nolan Barensfeld turned 65 last year, she quickly decided on a private Medicare Advantage plan to cover her health expenses. Barensfeld, a freelance editor from Chatham, New York, liked that it covered her medications, while her local hospitals and her … Read more

Opioids After Dental Work May Be Dangerous

By Robert PreidtHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, May 3, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Getting a prescription for an opioid painkiller from your dentist could put you or your family at risk for an overdose, a new study warns. The finding is based on an analysis of data from 8.5 million Americans who had teeth pulled or 119 … Read more

Kids’ Dental Anesthesia: What Parents Should Know

Kevin J. Donly, DDS, professor and chair, Department of Developmental Dentistry, University of Texas Health San Antonio; former officer, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. Debbie Hagan, advocate for families of children who have been harmed in dental offices. Rita Agarwal, MD, practicing pediatric anesthesiologist; professor of anesthesiology, Stanford University; chair, Section on Anesthesiology and Pain … Read more

Very Low COVID Infection Rate Among Dental Hygienists

THURSDAY, Feb. 25, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Dental hygienists have a low rate of COVID-19, even though their jobs are considered high-risk, a new study says. The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) declared hygienists at high risk for COVID-19, so researchers decided to investigate. They analyzed survey data collected in October … Read more