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Monthly Archive (Generations)

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 08.16.2016
A look at the process and steps used to design two targeted community health worker interventions by emphasizing a communitybased, multidisciplinary approach. Read More
posted 08.16.2016
Older Hispanics are at greater risk for type 2 diabetes than non-Hispanic whites. This disease poses a greater burden for this cohort, and more research and interventions are needed to lessen this disparity. Read More
posted 08.08.2016
Our society must learn to value caregiving—or existing health and financial inequities among paid and unpaid caregivers will remain. Read More
posted 08.08.2016
Why did the United States suffer a reversal in gains in life expectancy and why do we linger at the bottom for high-income countries? Read More

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