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1/21/2022

Dog sled racing made its debut as an Olympic demonstration sport in 1932 at Lake Placid, N.Y., but the sport was never permanently adopted, and Matt Hodgson, Great Britain's first world champion in purebred sled dog racing, isn't sure it should be. Hodgson and his pack of six dogs, dubbed the "Deadly Sins," can be seen training -- and occasionally wrapped around a tree -- in the forests of East Sussex and competing at international events, but he says the dogs are the athletes, which is incompatible with the spirit of the Olympic Games.

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1/21/2022

Researchers used a multifaceted approach to measure aerosol dispersal in a dental operatory to determine the potential infection risk to the dental team from bioaerosol exposure during routine dental procedures. Sign up or sign in to PracticeUpdate Clinical Dentistry to read more. It's free!

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1/21/2022

When your patients come down with a cold or another illness, remind them that taking care of their body is top priority -- including their mouths. From sugarless cough drops to proper toothbrush hygiene, here are some simple ways to care for dental health when under the weather.

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mouthhealthy.org
1/21/2022

The Mortgage Bankers Association reported that the average interest rate on a 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage increased to 3.64% for the week ending Jan. 14, compared with 3.52% in the previous week. Interest rates for the most popular home mortgages have increased four weeks in a row, Reuters reported.

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1/21/2022

Health care leaders at nonprofit organizations need to shape their boards in a way that is productive and effective to achieve their goals, writes Rulon Stacey, former CEO of Poudre Valley Health System and former chair of the American College of Healthcare Executives. Key considerations include selecting an appropriate board size, striking a balance between ex-officio and elected members, and managing term limits for members and officers.

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HealthLeaders Media
1/21/2022

Diane Hupp started at UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh 36 years ago as a volunteer and then a child care assistant while studying nursing at Duquesne University. Hupp went from staff nurse to many leadership positions in multiple units and helped lead the hospital's COVID-19 response and vaccination efforts. Hupp will begin her new role as president of the hospital on Feb. 1.

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Pittsburgh Magazine
1/21/2022

A collaboration between Uber Health and CVS Health aims to provide underserved residents with free transportation to health care appointments, jobs and classes in three US cities. The goal of the program, part of CVS' Health Zones initiative, is to address barriers to care and improve community health.

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1/21/2022

A survey by McKinsey revealed that more than 30% of US nurses have thought about quitting patient care for other roles, highlighting an urgent need for employers to address their concerns. Factors considered by nurses included the ongoing demands of the COVID-19 pandemic, hiring and retention incentives at other workplaces, and a desire for support and recognition, says McKinsey senior partner Gretchen Berlin.

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McKinsey
1/21/2022

The administration has created a Pandemic Innovation Task Force that will develop countermeasures against new coronavirus variants and future pandemic threats, Bloomberg Government reported. The task force will operate within the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. It will focus on preparedness projects in addition to development of therapies, vaccines and diagnostics to fight future pandemic threats.

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Bloomberg Government
1/21/2022

The Bethesda Clinic in Tyler, Texas, provides reduced-cost dental care to uninsured and underinsured people in East Texas, according to the Tyler Morning Telegraph. The nonprofit clinic serves 19,000 patients seeking medical and dental care yearly and has more than 400 medical and nonmedical volunteers.