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1/14/2022

Staff at a conservation center near Fort Collins, Colo., celebrated an important milestone recently: the first birthday of a female black-footed ferret named Elizabeth Ann cloned from one that died 35 years ago. The birthday means Elizabeth Ann has reached sexual maturity, and kits she has after mating will be released into the wild in an effort to improve the endangered species' genetic diversity.

1/14/2022

Pet owners are being urged to follow the AVMA's recommendations for keeping animals warm as cold weather grips the US. Move pets' bedding to warm spots in the home, invest in sweaters and booties for pets that spend a substantial amount of time outdoors, wipe paws well to remove salt and deicers, make sure pets are microchipped in case they get lost in the snow, and bang on the hood before starting a vehicle to shoo away cats or other animals seeking warmth in the engine compartment.

1/14/2022

Researchers conducted in-person, one-hour interviews with 126 mothers of children ages 3 to 5 in Pennsylvania and West Virginia from 2018-2020 to determine if information they received from dentists in their social network regarding timing for a first dental visit was consistent with recommendations from AAPD, ADA and AAP. Sign up or sign in to PracticeUpdate Clinical Dentistry to read more. It's free!

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1/14/2022

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1/14/2022

Phil Nieto, president of ADA Member Advantage-endorsed credit card processing provider Best Card Team, says three contactless payment methods for dental practices are smart devices or contactless cards, website payments and customer vaults. Mr. Nieto, writing in Dental Practice Success, said options for ensuring payment process security include using point-to-point encryption, a data tokenization system and ensuring compliance with the Payment Card Industry standard for data security.

1/14/2022

Dental Medicaid benefits can be confusing, but that doesn't mean your bottom line can't benefit from participating. Being a Medicaid provider -- even for a few patients per week -- can enhance your community stature, increase legislative effectiveness and help the dental profession. Join dentists who take Medicaid in their practices at noon CT on Jan. 20 to learn more about how it works (and can work for you), with concrete tips based on personal experiences. 1 CE credit (pending approval).

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1/14/2022

Primary care, digital, payer and home care services are included in CVS Health's latest plan to expand its consumer health care platform. The company is working with partners like UCLA Health and Cancer Treatment Centers of America to offer home-based care.

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1/14/2022

Western Massachusetts's first nurse-midwife private practice is celebrating 40 years of history. Founding staff members met with resistance from people who didn't understand their role, but they were able to overcome obstacles, change perceptions and grow what became Pioneer Women's Health, which now includes six nurse midwives and four physicians.

1/14/2022

While COVID-19 cases caused by the Omicron variant appear to be less severe than previous variants, the virus still poses a serious threat to the global community -- especially the unvaccinated, warns World Health Organization Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. Case counts in Africa are declining after a six-week surge driven by Omicron, but the continent still desperately needs to increase vaccinations to ward off the threat of a more severe wave in the future, says WHO Regional Director for Africa Dr. Matshidiso Moeti.

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1/14/2022

Imaging device maker Nanox reports that the American Medical Association issued a new Category III Current Procedural Terminology code for quantitative computed tomography tissue characterization that becomes effective July 1. The code might enable greater use of the company's artificial intelligence product for assessing coronary artery calcium in CT scans.

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