ADHA reports that the University of Florida, Department of Psychiatry has put together two videos showing both an effective and ineffective motivational interviewing method for tobacco cessation. Feel free to use these videos in your tobacco cessation teaching efforts. Effective Ineffective
Help your patients with diabetes get the care they need. Too many people with diabetes are not getting annual foot, eye, and oral exams, or managing their medications. You have the power to change that. The enhanced Working Together to Manage Diabetes Toolkit empowers pharmacists, podiatrists, optometrists, dentists, and other providers to deliver more integrated care for patients with, or at risk for, diabetes. When you work in tandem with other health care providers, you become more effective at recognizing the early danger signs of diabetes, decreasing the risk of complications, and managing medication therapy.
A Journalist's View of US Dental Crisis Ten years ago, 12-year-old Deamonte Driver died from a brain infection after his mother couldn't find a dentist to treat his tooth abscess. Covering patients' struggle to get dental care drove, Mary Otto, author of the newly released Teeth: The Story of Beauty, Inequality, and the Struggle for Oral Health in America-has spent years reporting on dental care in America. READ MORE
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Closing America's Oral Health Care Gap
Comprehensive Oral health care remains out of reach for millions of people in the United States. This is particularly true for those with low incomes, those in rural communities and those in communities of color. Some prm vncvomic opportunity, affordable housing, healthful food options, access to sufficient health insurance or enough financial resources, struggle with significant barriers to receiving timely and quality dental care. The lack of access to routine care can lead to serious dental disease and is tied to several chronic illnesses, including diabetes, heart disease and stroke. What will it take to improve access and quality of oral care for Americans, especially for the most vulnerable? Click Here to watch the video!