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posted 12.08.2016
The clinical workforce, including nurses, physicians, social workers, pharmacists, physical therapists and allied health workers, should be front and center on this issue. Read More
posted 12.06.2016
Throughout U.S. history, race has been one of the most important social stratification systems, putting African Americans at a substantial socioeconomic disadvantage throughout the life course. Read More
posted 12.06.2016
His wife of 50 years thought he was crazy. But when Jack jumped out of an airplane at 13,000 feet, attached to a skydiving instructor, it was the most thrilling thing he’d done in years—and one more item to scratch off of his bucket list. Read More
posted 11.23.2016
The Fall 2016 issue of Generations includes more than a dozen articles that clearly demonstrate how oral health has become a matter of public neglect, what the effects of oral health are upon overall health, and what policy changes might work to ensure oral healthcare becomes part of the healthcare... Read More
posted 11.22.2016
For the first time in decades, older adults at the Senior Wellness Center have access to dental services as part of their holistic care needs. Thanks to the West’s ongoing commitment to older adults, West Health will continue to fuel and advance innovative ways to ensure more older adults... Read More
posted 11.22.2016
Extending back to the debates around the creation of Medicare and Medicaid and continuing through to the more recent Affordable Care Act (ACA) discussions, oral health has consistently been left out of policy proposals aimed at improving the health and well­being of America’s older adults... Read More
posted 11.22.2016
The most important thing a dental school can do to address the needs of older adults, who are disproportionately represented in rural areas, is to help get appropriately trained dentists out there. Accomplishing this task requires a vision for building a pipeline of dental graduates and supporting... Read More
posted 11.21.2016
The ability to smile without embarrassment, to articulate speech clearly, to taste and chew food, and to be free of pain are key for well-being. Read More
posted 11.21.2016
If we are ever going to improve the oral health of our country’s older population by effecting policy change, it will require the combined advocacy of the health professions and groups that serve older people—and elders themselves. Read More
posted 11.21.2016
By just standing nearby a horse, a person’s heart rhythm synchronizes with the horse’s heart rhythm very quickly, regardless of the activity with the horse. Studies have shown that shifting into a coherent heart rhythm is restorative, releasing chemicals that positively affect your entire being. Read More

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