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In the war on this country’s opioid epidemic, physicians deemed “super-prescribers” have come under fire for dispensing opioids for long-term use when a medical situation warrants a shorter course, or for refilling prescriptions for patients who may be struggling with …

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Healthy Smiles for Kids of Orange County is on a mission. According to their website: “Our mission is to improve the oral health of children in Orange County through collaborative programs directed at prevention, outreach and education, access to treatment, …

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The opioid epidemic continues to rage in this country. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 91 Americans die every day from an opioid overdose, both from prescription opioids as well as heroin. Fatalities stemming from …

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It’s a Catch 22: patients in remote or rural settings are among those that stand to benefit most from telehealth programs, and yet the areas in which they live are often the least likely to have the basic technology that …

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Any dentists or oral surgeons who’d always hoped to be referred to as “super” and recently received letters from Aetna may be wishing they’d been more specific. The Connecticut-based insurer identified nearly 500 dentists and half that number of oral …

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With the undeniable shift from paper to pixels in the world at large – including the realm of healthcare – there’s an ongoing discussion about cyber-security and protecting consumers’ (and patients’) sensitive information. And ignorance about how to offer that …

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