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Shining a Light: The Crucial Role of Oral Systemic Practitioners in Child Abuse Prevention

Child abuse is a pervasive issue worldwide, with long-lasting physical and psychological consequences for victims. Identifying signs of abuse early is crucial for intervention and prevention. Dentistry, often overlooked in discussions of child abuse, actually plays a significant role in both identifying and preventing instances of maltreatment. While healthcare professionals across various disciplines play critical roles in addressing this issue, oral systemic practitioners, including dentists a

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Advances in Oral Cancer Detection and the Role of Oral Systemic Practitioners in Prevention

Over the past five years, there has been a notable increase in oral cancer detection, thanks to advancements in screening techniques and a growing awareness of risk factors. As oral systemic practitioners, including dentists and dental hygienists, it is essential to stay updated on these developments and understand how we can contribute to preventing oral cancer. In this article, we will explore the recent trends in oral cancer detection, discuss the role of oral systemic practitioners in preven

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Unraveling the Intricacies of the Oral Microbiome and Its Link to Colorectal Cancer

Colorectal cancer (CRC) is a prevalent malignancy worldwide, contributing significantly to cancer-related morbidity and mortality. While factors such as diet, lifestyle, and genetics are well-established contributors to CRC development, emerging research suggests an unexpected connection between oral health and colorectal cancer incidence and progression. Understanding this association can revolutionize preventive strategies and treatment modalities for colorectal cancer. This blog post delves

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Chronic Kidney Disease and the Oral Systemic Link

Unraveling the Connection Between Oral Health and Chronic Kidney Disease Chronic kidney disease, or CKD, causes more deaths than breast cancer or prostate cancer. It is an under-recognized public health crisis. CKD affects an estimated 37 million people in the U.S. (15% of the adult population; more than 1 in 7 adults) (CDC, 2022). Alarmingly, the vast majority of individuals afflicted with CKD, approximately nine out of ten, remain unaware of their condition. Early diagnosis is paramount, part

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AAOSH Appoints New 2024 Board Members

The American Academy for Oral and Systemic Health Appoints New Board Members AAOSH Welcomes New Board Members, Enhancing Expertise and Advancing Oral Systemic Health Initiatives. Springfield, IL. The American Academy for Oral and Systemic Health (AAOSH) has proudly unveiled its newly appointed 2024 Board of Directors. Leading the charge as President of the esteemed 501(c)3 non-profit organization is Gennady Sirota, BSEE, MBA, a dedicated member of AAOSH, and the current CEO of StellaLife®.

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Unintentional Heartbreak: American Heart Month and the Oral Health Connection

Maintaining good oral hygiene is not just about having a bright smile; it is a crucial aspect of overall health. Recent research has shed light on the intricate connection between poor dental health and cardiovascular disease. While many might see oral and heart health as unrelated, the daily emerging research supports otherwise. This blog will explore the surprising link between the two and why caring for your teeth might save your heart. The mouth is a gateway to the body, and its health can

The Rapidly Evolving Move to Value-Based Care in a Post-Pandemic World – HealthEC

“We shall have no better conditions in the future if we are satisfied with all those which we have at present. ― Thomas A. Edison Value-based care (VBC) and population health management (PHM) will be impacted for years to come as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. There is little doubt that COVID-19 brought about significant changes in patient care and forced many healthcare providers to adopt VBC strategies as a means of survival. As the healthcare industry continues to struggle with staffing


While the immediate fears, uncertainty, and isolation of the COVID-19 pandemic have practically disappeared, the mental health crisis sparked by these issues have not been so easily erased. Moreover, the number of people who need mental and behavioral health services continues to surge. . The goal of this designation is to encourage universal health literacy regarding the signs and symptoms of depression and bring awareness to varieties of help and treatments available. But most importantly, th

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Miles to Go Before I Sleep: Seasonal Affective Disorder

Today is the Winter Solstice, or as Robert Frost said in his poem, "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening," it is "...the darkest evening of the year." While the imagery created by the poem is beautiful, the story behind it is one that many of us can relate to – seasonal depression and generalized anxiety brought on by the stress of the holidays. Robert Frost’s inspiration for the poem came from a moment in his own life. Frost was a farmer and quite a bad one at that. He lived, as most farmers i

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The Connection Between Sleep Apnea and High Blood Pressure

Sleep apnea and high blood pressure are potentially dangerous conditions on their own, but they can be a real nightmare together. High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, is one of the most common health problems in the United States, with nearly 1 out of 2 American adults— or more than 100 million people— suffering from it. According to the Center for Disease Control, Tennessee has a high prevalence of hypertension in adults ages 20 and older, with an age-adjusted prevalence between 32

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Poor Sleep and Heart Disease: A Toxic Combination for Women

Poor sleep does more damage than simply leaving you tired and irritable the following day. Whether you’re not getting enough total hours of sleep or you’re experiencing frequent nighttime interruptions, over time consistently poor sleep can lead to a number of serious health conditions. One of these health conditions includes putting you at an increased risk of heart disease.