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1/15/2021

Digital content writer and marketer Misan Etchie writes that there are myths about differences between older and younger adults related to their attitudes and behaviors regarding tech passwords and authentication activities. He says it's not necessarily true that older adults are "novices" at technology and that research suggests they may be more willing to replace passwords with better methods of authentication.

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Infosecurity (U.K.)
1/15/2021

Corinna Dewar's health conditions have kept her at home over the past year, but that hasn't stopped her from connecting with people in the community and giving back to others. Dewar, a former social worker, mailed holiday-themed care packages with sanitizing products this past holiday season and enlisted her husband to distribute some locally, and in previous seasons she would drop off homemade cookies to neighbors.

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The Associated Press
1/15/2021

A recent report from a COVID-19 field hospital in Madrid, Spain, shows multiple dermatologic findings not previously reported to be associated with COVID-19. The study seeks to examine the prevalence of oral and palmoplantar findings in patients with COVID-19. Sign in or sign up for PracticeUpdate to see more.

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practiceupdate.com
1/15/2021

7 p.m. CT on Thurs., Jan. 21
1 CE credit (pending approval)

When it comes to money, women -- and dentists -- are different. In this webinar from the ADA Accelerator Series, financial expert Jean Chatzky will take you through the steps you need to take to regain control, master financial resilience and put you on a course for future success. She'll focus on advice specifically catered to dentists when it comes to your savings, investments, student loans, financial relationships and understanding why you are the way you are with money.

Register today.

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zoom.us
1/15/2021

Dentistry sits at ninth place on U.S. News & World Report's recently released list of the best occupations in the US for 2021, according to ADA News. The profession is projected to add 3,700 jobs in the decade ending in 2029, and its median salary of $155,600 puts it in the 11th spot on the publication's list of best-paying jobs. Three dental specialties ranked in the top 10 of the highest-paying jobs: oral and maxillofacial surgeon, orthodontist and prosthodontist, which came in at third, fifth and sixth places, respectively.

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ADA News
1/15/2021

In an effort to help employer and employee dentists better understand the new COVID-19 vaccines and what they mean for their workplace, the ADA developed answers to common questions. Check out the new FAQs to learn more.

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success.ada.org
1/15/2021

Patients with type 2 diabetes who received bimagrumab every 4 weeks for 48 weeks had a 21% reduction in body fat and gained 3.6% of lean mass, while patients who received placebo only had a 0.5% body fat reduction and lost 0.8% lean mass, according to a study in JAMA Network Open. The findings showed that bimagrumab was associated with a net 6.5% decrease in body weight, compared with 0.8% in placebo.

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Medical Dialogues
1/15/2021

A study in The BMJ found that patients with type 2 diabetes who followed a low-carbohydrate diet for six months had increased diabetes remission rates without experiencing adverse consequences, compared with those on control diets. The findings were based on data from 23 trials encompassing 1,357 participants.

1/15/2021

Patients with rheumatoid arthritis who had greater disease activity and increased levels of chemokines or cytokines had a higher risk of developing diabetes, according to a study in the Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases. Researcher Joshua Baker said that the findings provide "evidence of the importance of inflammation as a mechanism for the development of diabetes and might suggest that inflammation in other contexts -- such as other autoimmune diseases -- might also increase the risk of diabetes, though studies in those populations are needed."

1/15/2021

Sante Health System CEO Scott Wells in Fresno, Calif., made expanding COVID-19 vaccinations a priority after he was hospitalized with COVID-19. Wells said being pushed through the hospital amid gurneys with people in them "as far as the eye can see" was unforgettable.