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July 09, 2020 - 3:32 am
Is it safe to visit the dentist during the COVID-19 pandemic? Dentists can’t eliminate all risk, but they are taking steps to minimize the chances of spreading the coronavirus. You'll likely notice changes as soon as you enter the office. Many dentists have removed magazines from waiting rooms, for...
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Dr. Terri Tiersky poses for a portrait in full personal protective equipment, double mask, face shield, gown and gloves, at her dentist office in Skokie, Ill., on Friday, June 12, 2020. “The need for even routine dental care never went away,” said Tiersky. “We needed to get back to our patients ... and our staff needed to get back to work, of course.” (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
June 24, 2020 - 11:58 am
U.S. dental offices are quickly bouncing back, but it won't be business as usual. Expect social distancing, layers of protective gear and a new approach to some procedures to guard against coronavirus. Dental offices largely closed, except for emergency care, after the Centers for Disease Control...
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A food server wearing a protective face mask waits on customers at the Parkshore Grill restaurant Monday, May 4, 2020, in St. Petersburg, Fla. Several restaurants are reopening with a 25% capacity as part of Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis' plan to stop the spread of the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
May 04, 2020 - 9:52 pm
The reopening of the economy and loosening of coronavirus-prompted restrictions remain uneven and varied throughout the U.S. as governors watch case numbers and weigh caution against desires to ramp up business. Texas, Oklahoma, and Montana are among states newly allowing restaurants to reopen...
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In this photo taken on Wednesday, April 29, 2020, people gather at a restaurant in Reykjavik after the country recorded days of zero new cases of COVID-19. High schools, dentists and hair salons are about to reopen in Iceland, which has managed to get a grip on the coronavirus through the world’s most extensive regime of testing. By identifying infected people even when they had no symptoms, the tiny North Atlantic nation managed to identify and isolate cases where many bigger countries have struggled. (AP Photo/Egill Bjarnason)
May 04, 2020 - 2:19 am
HVAMMSTANGI, Iceland (AP) — Winter storms isolated the northern village of Hvammstangi from the rest of Iceland. Then spring brought the coronavirus, isolating villagers from each other. Now, as summer approaches, residents hope life is getting back to some kind of normal. High schools, hair salons...
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FILE - In this Jan. 27, 2018, file photo, Jovan Dewitt, Nebraska football outside linebackers and special teams coach, is introduced to fans at halftime of an NCAA college basketball game against Iowa, in Lincoln, Neb. Dewitt’s happy place is on the practice field, and he’s never appreciated being there as much as he does now. Dewitt is back at his job as Nebraska’s outside linebackers coach and special teams coordinator following intense treatments for throat cancer that caused him to lost 102 pounds and zapped most of his energy. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)
August 06, 2019 - 6:22 pm
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Jovan Dewitt's happy place is on the practice field, and he's never appreciated being there as much as he does now. Dewitt has returned to his job as Nebraska's outside linebackers coach and special teams coordinator following intense treatments for throat cancer that caused...
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FILE - In a Friday, April 8, 2011 file photo, singer and guitarist Dave Mustaine of the American metal band Megadeth performs during their concert in the Budapest Sports Arena in Budapest, Hungary. Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine announced on social media Monday, June 17, 2019 that he has been diagnosed with throat cancer. The 57-year-old says as a result, Megadeth has to cancel “most shows this year,” though the 2019 Megacruise will happen “and the band will be a part of it in some form.”(AP Photo/MTI, Balazs Mohai, File)
June 17, 2019 - 3:40 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Megadeth's Dave Mustaine says he has been diagnosed with throat cancer. The singer and guitarist of the heavy metal band announced the news on social media Monday, writing that he's "working closely with my doctors, and we've mapped out a treatment plan which they feel has a 90%...
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Dental assistant Jessica Buendia looks at a scanned image of patient's teeth in SmileDirectClub's SmileShop located inside a CVS store Wednesday, April 24, 2019, in Downey, Calif. CVS Health is venturing into dental care with plans to offer the relatively new teeth-straightening service. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
April 25, 2019 - 1:49 pm
CVS Health is venturing into dental care with plans to offer a relatively new teeth-straightening service. The drugstore chain said Thursday that it will add SmileDirectClub locations to hundreds of its stores, where customers can get started on getting their teeth straightened without an in-person...
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FILE - This Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2009 file photo shows toothpaste on a toothbrush in Marysville, Pa. A report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019, says too many young kids are using too much toothpaste, increasing their risk of streaky or splotchy teeth when they get older. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
January 31, 2019 - 3:56 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Too many young kids are using too much toothpaste, increasing their risk of streaky or splotchy teeth when they get older, according to a government survey released Thursday. About 40 percent of kids ages 3 to 6 used a brush that was full or half-full of toothpaste, even though...
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In this photo taken Friday, Aug. 3, 2018, Philippe Hujoel, a dentist and University of Washington professor, holds a toothbrush and toothpaste as he poses for a photo in an office at the school in Seattle. Dental health experts worry that more people are using toothpaste that skips the most important ingredient - the fluoride - and leaves them at a greater risk of cavities. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
August 07, 2018 - 11:13 am
Dental health experts worry that more people are using toothpaste that skips the most important ingredient — fluoride — and leaves them at a greater risk of cavities. Most toothpastes already contain fluoride. While health authorities recognize fluoride as a cavity blocker, the internet is dotted...
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FILE- In this March 28, 2018, file photo, Harbor, an 8-week old labrador retriever, takes a nap during a news conference at the American Kennel Club headquarter in New York. New dog owners can expect to shell out $1,200 to $2,000 in the first year, and as much as $14,500 over their pup’s lifetime, according to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. And that’s just for routine costs. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
June 21, 2018 - 10:43 am
How much is that doggy in the window? More than you may think. New dog owners can expect to shell out $1,200 to $2,000 in the first year , and as much as $14,500 over their pup's lifetime, according to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. And that's just for routine costs...
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