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You should visit your health care provider regularly, even if you feel healthy. The purpose of these visits is to:

* Screen for medical issues
* Assess your risk of future medical problems
* Encourage a healthy lifestyle
* Update vaccinations
* Help you get to know your provider in case of an illness

It is important to set some time aside at least once a year to visit a health provider and get a checkup even if you feel fine. The purpose of these visits is to avoid or manage any serious health issues and focus on preventive care. The only way to prevent serious disease is by taking control of your health and looking after yourself and your loved ones.

Heart disease, cancer and diabetes are among the leading causes of death for men in the U.S. Despite the seriousness of these diseases, early detection is key to managing them effectively and sometimes even curing them..

The first of five early stage clinical trials to test the safety and ability of an investigational Zika vaccine candidate called the Zika Purified Inactivated Virus (ZPIV) vaccine to generate an immune system response has begun at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR) Clinical Trial Center in Silver Spring, Maryland. Scientists with WRAIR, part of the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), developed the vaccine. The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), is co-funding the Phase 1 clinical trial with WRAIR, serving as the regulatory sponsor and providing other support  is a specialist in dental insurance and dental discount plans, vision and prescription coverage programs for individuals, families and groups. We have been serving the dental insurance community since 1983, you will find our licensed dental insurance agents are well informed and ready to assist you.

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Researchers at the National Institutes of Health’s National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS), Clinical Center and National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) have created a new way to identify drugs and drug combinations that may potentially be useful in combating infections that are resistant to many different antibiotics. They developed an assay (test) to rapidly screen thousands of drugs to determine how effective they were against a variety of types of resistant bacteria.

The screening method provides a potential new approach to repurpose known drugs and compounds to potentially help deal with powerful, hospital-borne infections, as well as emerging infectious diseases.

This Veteran’s Day, there’s lots of good news about veterans benefits, though many vets may not have heard. If you’re a veteran, this roundup from USAGov can help you learn about important changes to existing programs and discover new services you’ve earned.

One is a new website designed to simplify access to benefits and services, and help vets get things done. On, which is still growing

Adults with high prenatal exposure to methylmercury did not experience the cognitive benefits of exercise.   Cognitive function improves with aerobic exercise, but not for people exposed to high levels of mercury before birth, according to research funded by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), part of the National Institutes of Health. Adults with high prenatal exposure to methylmercury, which mainly comes from maternal consumption of fish with high mercury levels, did not experience the faster cognitive processing and better short term memory benefits of exercise that were seen in those with low prenatal methylmercury exposures.

Dental Insurance – Cosmetics

Cosmetic dentistry may help you to get your best smile at any age.  One of the most popular cosmetic dental procedures to a perfect smile is bonding.  Cosmetic dental bonding is a fairly painless procedure usually performed in one dental visit by applying an enamel like material to your teeth which is then shaped, hardened with a special light and polished.

For a more dramatic smile, porcelain veneers can make a drastic difference. With veneers, you can control the color, position, shape, and size of your new teeth which can correct crooked, worn, or chipped teeth. This procedure can cost between $1,200 – $3,500 per tooth.

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A criminal justice program that requires offenders convicted of alcohol-related offenses to stop drinking and submit to frequent alcohol testing with swift, certain, and modest sanctions for a violation was linked to a significant reduction in county-level mortality rates in South Dakota. These results came from a study funded by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), part of the National Institutes of Health.

Pioglitazone, a drug used for type 2 diabetes, may prevent recurrent stroke and heart attacks in people with insulin resistance but without diabetes. The results of the Insulin Resistance Intervention after Stroke (IRIS) trial, presented at the International Stroke Conference 2016 in Los Angeles and published in the New England Journal of Medicine, suggest a potential new method to prevent stroke and heart attack in high-risk patients who have already had one stroke or transient ischemic attack.  This large, international study was supported by the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS).

Versions of a gene linked to schizophrenia may trigger runaway pruning of the teenage brain’s still-maturing communications infrastructure, NIH-funded researchers have discovered.  People with the illness show fewer such connections between neurons, or synapses.  The gene switched on more in people with the suspect versions, who faced a higher risk of developing the disorder, characterized by hallucinations, delusions and impaired thinking and emotions.

Cost of Dental Fillings

The cost of dental fillings depends on a variety of factors, including: The dentist who performs the procedure. There are several important factors you and your dentist must consider before determining how much your dental fillings will cost based upon the Severity of Damage. Fillings cost between $50 and $300 depending where you live, and the filling material (amalgam or composite) used.

Fillings Type of Filling Dental amalgam also known as silver filling is the least expensive type of filling. Tooth-colored composite resin fillings are more pleasing to the eye but are more expensive than dental amalgam fillings. As composite resin fillings are more time consuming they are more expensive than amalgam fillings.

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Is mobile mental health research the next frontier in this smartphone revolution? Based on Dr. Patricia Areán’s  pioneering BRIGHTEN study, research via smartphone app is already a reality.

The BRIGHTEN study was remarkable because it used technology to both deliver treatment interventions and also to actually conduct the trial. In other words, the research team used technology to recruit, screen, enroll, treat, and assess participants.  BRIGHTEN was especially remarkable because the study showed that technology is an efficient way to pilot test promising new treatments.

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Researchers have discovered that eliminating cells thought to aid tumor growth did not slow or halt the growth of cancer tumors. In fact, when the cancer-associated fibroblasts (CAFs), were eliminated after 10 days, the risk of metastasis of the primary tumor to the lungs and bones of mice increased dramatically. Scientists used bioengineered CAFs equipped with genes that caused those cells to self-destruct at defined moments in tumor progression. The study, published in Scientific Reports on Feb. 19, was conducted by researchers funded by the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). NIBIB is part of the National Institutes of Health

Technology may provide health care specialists with an enhanced look inside the body. The Clinical Center at the National Institutes of Health is investigating the potential use of a new generation of a computerized tomography (CT) scanner, called a photon-counting detector CT scanner, in a clinical setting. The prototype technology is expected to replicate the image quality of conventional CT scanning, but may also provide health care specialists with an enhanced look inside the body through multi-energy imaging. Patients could receive a minimum amount of radiation, while the maximal amount of information needed would be delivered to health care providers.

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