Local oral surgeons looking to donate a third $50K smile makeover

Las Vegas doctors Jesse Falk, DMD, and Michael Moody, DMD, the oral surgeons of Canyon Oral & Facial Surgery Dental Implant Experts, are relaunching their second Smile Again program, to provide another Las Vegas-area resident with this life-changing opportunity.

The charitable program will give one community member who suffers from extremely poor oral health a $50,000 smile makeover through the All-on-4 Treatment Concept. The treatment will replace the recipient’s broken and decaying teeth with permanent implant dentures that look and function like natural teeth.

The All-on-4 treatment concept is an excellent choice for many patients because it is a permanent way to restore an entire upper or lower arch of teeth while improving oral health and function.

The treatment uses as few as four dental implant posts to secure the teeth permanently to the jaw. Those who have multiple missing, broken, or decaying teeth find it affects their eating, speaking,

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Toussaint column: The closed-mouth secrets of American dentistry

Recently, I read a heartbreaking plea on a local Facebook group. A Glenwood Springs resident (I’ll call her Mary) asked for a dentist to volunteer to pull her husband’s tooth. It had been aching for six-plus months, causing fevers, nausea, fatigue and sleeplessness.

I could have (tritely) posted back, “I feel his pain.” I was ravaged by toothache much of last summer.

Like nearly 130 million Americans — including 22% of kids younger than 17 and 70% of seniors — I don’t have dental insurance. But thanks to finding the right dentist and aging into Medicare, I can afford dental care now.

I ruefully remember several years ago when the late Jim Calaway asked me to contribute to a dental fund for CARE shelter animals. I’m sure Jim would have been appalled to discover that my husband Mason and I had just debated whether to replace my broken hearing aid

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Joanne Raymond Lost 131 Pounds on Keto

As Joanne Raymond and her husband made their way down the aisle of the airplane and found their seats, Joanne sat down and desperately tried to suck in her stomach so she could fasten her seat belt. This is humiliating, she thought. Something has to change now.

Overweight since she was a teenager, Joanne had lost and regained 100 pounds two separate times over the years. “I was always a yo-yo dieter. I would deprive myself, eat the wrong foods, and eat to cope with stress,” Joanne explains. “I knew that if I didn’t do something about my weight that was realistic and lasting, I wouldn’t be alive to see my grandchildren.”

Joanne also suffered from fatigue, migraines, and knee pain. “I went for so many tests, and they always came back negative, until my doctor told me they were all weight-related. I was so mad at myself. I

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Washington Safe Start: Inslee Updates Indoor Fitness and Training Facility Guidance

Submitted by Washington State Governor

Gov. Jay Inslee today announced updated guidance for indoor fitness and training facilities as part of Washington’s Safe Start phased reopening plan.

Effective today, indoor fitness and training facilities are allowed to operate in Modified Phase 1 counties under Phase 2 guidance. This means that facilities like gyms, yoga studios, and indoor sports facilities can open for personal fitness and training, group fitness classes, and practice for certain low- and medium-contact sports. Occupancy is limited to ensure proper physical distancing, and masks are required.

“As the seasons change and outdoor options for fitness and training becomes less accessible, it is important for Washingtonians across our state to have access to facilities where they can safely exercise indoors,” Inslee said. “I want to thank the many facilities around the state, and the fitness instructors that have been operating and teaching safely under this guidance.”


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The pandemic food fascination that won’t go away

Pictures of sourdough bread seem like a healthy denial of helplessness. <span class="copyright">(Stephen Osman / Los Angeles Times)</span>
Pictures of sourdough bread seem like a healthy denial of helplessness. (Stephen Osman / Los Angeles Times)

I am not someone who cares about food. But since the COVID-19 pandemic began, I have become transfixed by Instagram accounts about food, by recipes, by cooking impresarios.

One of the strangest elements of this crisis has been how hard it is to grasp how dire it is. Despair flickers in and out. Sometimes “safer at home” can feel like a cozy sleepover with your family during which you are wearing sweatpants and watching movies, and sometimes the world, which it turns out you actually liked, is coming to an end. There was a moment, early on, when a friend said to me: Can life as we know it be over if you can still get that special crumbly goat cheese you like from FreshDirect?

I think somewhere deep in my mind is

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Kansas nursing homes waiting on coronavirus testing gear

Nursing homes that don’t have the machines and kits need to send their samples to private labs, but some say the prices are impossible to afford long-term.

Phillips County Retirement Center got a coronavirus testing machine this month from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

But it will run out of the sample-collecting kits that came with the device on Monday, just one week after turning it on, the Kansas News Service reports.

Twenty miles away, the county’s other nursing home is still waiting for its machine.

“It’s been a really big struggle just to even try to find out who knows where it is,” said Teresa McComb, who runs Logan Manor Community Health Services.

A new federal rule promises to protect nursing home residents from COVID-19 by requiring all workers to undergo testing up to twice a week. Homes should either use machines sent by HHS or

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No ‘Business as Usual’ for Children Post-COVID-19, say Laureates & Leaders

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Children on the Frontline

A 2009 study found that almost 250,000 children worked in auto repair stores, brick klins, as domestic labourers, and as carpet weavers and sozni embroiderers in Jammu and Kashmir.
Laureates and global human rights activists have renewed their call for world leaders to double their efforts in protecting children from child labour and child trafficking during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. Credit: Umer Asif/IPS

MBABANE, Sep 11 2020 (IPS) – Addressing delegates at the end of the virtual 3rd Fair Share for Children Summit, 2014 Nobel Peace Laureate Kailash Satyarthi told global citizens that “business as usual” in dealing with COVID-19 is not going to be tolerated.

“We’re not going to accept the miseries of child labour and trafficking to continue to

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NEET 2020 to be Conducted Today Amid Strict COVID-19 Precautions

New Delhi: Amid strict precautions in view of the COVID1-9 pandemic, the National Testing Agency (NTA) is all set to conduct National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) – for admission to medical courses across the country on Sunday. A total of 15.97 lakh candidates have registered for the medical entrance exam, which was originally scheduled for May 3, but was pushed to July 26, and then to September 13. Also Read – SSR Case-Drug Angle: Four NCB Members And One Accused Test Positive For COVID-19

Notably, there has been a growing chorus for postponing the exams amid the rising number of COVID-19 cases. The matter had  also reached the Supreme Court but the top court dismissed a plea seeking postponement of the NEET, saying a ‘precious year’ of students cannot be wasted and life has to go on. Also Read – Mumbai Local Train Update News Today: Daily Suburban Services

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Local hospital system offers help

Emergency responders have always struggled to seek mental health help following a crisis on the job or in their personal lives.

an empty road with a building in the background: Kettering Health Network has launched a new program called After the Call at Kettering Behavioral Medicine Center in Moraine. The program is touted as the Dayton area’s first intensive outpatient program to support the mental health and well-being of emergency personnel, including police officers, firefighters, EMS/EMT, corrections officers and health care workers. PROVIDED

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Kettering Health Network has launched a new program called After the Call at Kettering Behavioral Medicine Center in Moraine. The program is touted as the Dayton area’s first intensive outpatient program to support the mental health and well-being of emergency personnel, including police officers, firefighters, EMS/EMT, corrections officers and health care workers. PROVIDED

The coronavirus pandemic has amplified that struggle, a local health expert said.

“There’s a lot of folks, whether that be first responders or the community at-large, that experiences a traumatic incident and doesn’t really know how to deal with some of the things that they seen or that they heard or that they witnessed,” Julie Manuel, a Kettering Health clinical program manager, said.

The “turning point” for the Dayton

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Daxko Launches Daxko Exchange, a New Partner Network to Securely Improve Efficiency and Growth for Health, Wellness, and Fitness Organizations

In addition to Daxko Exchange, Daxko delivers comprehensive technology solutions, integrated payment processing, experienced services and deep insights to all kinds of health and fitness centers—enterprise health clubs, boutique fitness studios, affiliate gyms, campus recreation facilities, integrated wellness centers, YMCAs, and JCCs.

“Daxko Exchange is going to help our customers increase their efficiency by providing essential tools and integrations with best-in-breed partners,” says Ron Lamb, Daxko’s CEO. “In an ever-changing environment, the secure connectivity of Daxko Exchange to power health and wellness experiences will be a huge win for both customers and partners.”

“Our team and partners have built a truly world-class ecosystem for health, wellness, and fitness organizations,” says Joe Grieshop, Daxko’s Chief Marketing Officer. “I’m thrilled for everyone involved and especially excited for our customers to experience the increased efficiencies and growth Daxko Exchange enables.”

Daxko Exchange already has many certified partners, including but not limited

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