Dental Procedures not a Risk Factor for Artificial Joint Infections

There has been much debate for decades as to whether dental procedures increase the risk of infection in those who have had total joint replacements. A new prospective, case-controlled study of patients at the Mayo Clinic has found that neither high-risk or low-risk dental procedures performed within 6 months to two year of hospital admission…

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Household Transmission of 2009 H1N1 Flu

While many "top" issues could be listed, the 2009 H1N1 influenza pandemic has received enormous press in both the medical and lay press. This epidemic has taught us a great deal. As of this date, there have been fewer deaths than from previous flu pandemics--and that is the good news! A new analysis of household…

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Fruits and Vegetables Really Do Matter!

Many of us are still waiting for the swine-flu vaccine to reach our locality. Are there foods we should be eating to help us fight off infections and disease? Absolutely! A lot of research is demonstrating that a nutrient-rich diet is necessary to help effectively fight off disease. How can we be assured we are…

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