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Hygienists should seek a healthy lifestyle in and out of the OP, part 2

Chronic pain appears early in dental careers and can be prevented By Amber Auger, RDH, MPH The benefits of exercise have shown to significantly improve overall health. A few of the numerous benefits include controlled weight, combating health conditions and diseases, improvement of mood, increase of energy, and promoting deeper sleep.(1) Chronic musculoskeletal pain appears…
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Manitoba researchers investigate possible allergies to dental floss

Dentists have long taught people the benefits of flossing as part of good oral health. A new made in Manitoba study put the practice under the microscope and the results are surprising. Dentists actually asked some of their patients to stop flossing and now their work is changing the way some people clean between their…
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Erin Haley’s Immediate Past President Article

Who is NDHA becoming? What changes are happening in Dental Hygiene? How can NDHA help develop dental hygiene in Nebraska? What is this ADHA charter agreement? How can NDHA do more for its members? These are the questions that the board of directors have been wrestling with for the last year during my Presidential term.…
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New CDC documents streamline dental infection control

Last month, I conducted an interview with the Dr. Michele Junger from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) about the new documents that the agency published for infection control in dentistry (search RDHmag.com for "Junger"). I received a phone call from a hygienist who was upset. She had read the CDC documents and…
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