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Osteoporosis: Do You Know Your Risk of Fragility Fractures?

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A fragility fracture may be the first obvious sign of osteoporosis. It should trigger an evaluation of bone health, including bone density.
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Dentists: An Untapped Resource for Equitable COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution

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Why dentists should be an integral part of the COVID-19 vaccine distribution & administration: broad reach, trust, & they've done it before.
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The Rise of Non-dairy Milk – Are Cows Getting the Boot?

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There is no robust evidence on the detriments of cow’s milk but it has health benefits that non-dairy milk does not.
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Young Journalists Report: Around the World with COVID-19

Young journalists from Iowa City High School report on the experiences of people around the world during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Defeating COVID-19 Requires a Military-Grade Defense System

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A new dashboard utilizing data from 20,000 labs provides a 21st Century military-grade, Dowding-like defense system to use against COVID-19.
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COVID-19: Key Elements for Optimal Protection of Healthcare Workers

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Recommendations for the optimal protection of healthcare workers during the COVID-19 pandemic are based on a review of the published experience.
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What to Do If Your Hands Are a Mess From...

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Proper handwashing is an essential step to protect yourself from infectious agents, such as coronavirus. It can, however, lead to dry skin and hand eczema.
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MedShare Responds (Again) to the Coronavirus Outbreak in China

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MedShare partners with The Coca-Cola Foundation & The UPS Foundation to send 1.8 million respirator masks to China in response to the coronavirus outbreak.

Google, Big Data, and Public Health

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Google isn’t the only tech company with ambitions to improve public health but it's one of the most visible companies making concerted efforts to enter the field.
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Healthy Life Extended by Eight Years in a Landmark Study

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We know we can extend healthy life using readily available medications and a team-based, systematic approach. But, do we have the will to do it?
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Ada Health Adds Swahili to Expand its Global Reach

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Ada Health's Global Health Initiative advances its mission to make quality, personalized care a reality for everyone by adding Swahili and Romanian.

How to Optimize the Treatment of Asthma

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Asthma is a chronic disease that is manageable through medications and by eliminating or avoiding triggers (e.g., allergens, poor indoor air quality).