Diabetic patients, especially in after puberty and aging individuals, have greater chances of developing oral health problems such as tooth decay, fungal infections, salivary gland dysfunction, inflammatory skin disease, periodontal disease or taste impairment and thrush of the mouth.
However, the oral problems in diabetic patients can be prevented. Here are some tips on dental care for diabetic patients: Continue reading
GBCGAC is a not-for-profit organization which was established in 1972. Its mission is to promote the general welfare of Asian elders. A comprehensive network of culturally sensitive and linguistically appropriate programs and services assists elders with access to mainstream elder services and supports independent living. Services and programs provided by GBCGAC include Social Services, Nutrition, Adult/Social Day Care, Education and Recreation, Senior Community Service Employment, Serving Health Information Needs of Elders and more. Continue reading
The Boston Public Health Commission yesterday announced another confirmed human case of West Nile Virus (WNV) this year. The case, an East Boston resident in his 40’s, was hospitalized but has been released. Continue reading
Adults who were normal weight at the time of incident diabetes had higher mortality than adults who are overweight or obese, according to a research paper published on The Journal of the American Medical Association(JAMA) in August. Continue reading
Boston Publish Health Committee is watching closely on New York City, which has approved regulations on September 13 and become the first city in U.S. restricting portion sizes at restaurants to fight obesity and diabetes. Continue reading
The American Chinese Medical Exchange Society (ACMES) held its second conference of “Biomedical Advances of Autism 2012” at Mclean Hospital on August 26. It attracted about 150 participants, who are healthcare professionals and parents from the New England area and beyond. The informative full-day conference consisted of three panel discussions and a keynote speech by Dr.Martha Herbert, and was a great success. Continue reading