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1 year 7 months ago

Blood tests urged for young Ark. dental patients

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas health officials on Tuesday recommended blood tests for about 100 young patients of a dentist who sedated them with drugs possibly contaminated with infectious material. Screenings for dozens of patients of the now deceased Dr. William Jarrod Stewart will include tests for hepatitis B,...

3 years 6 months ago

Ronald McDonald has a healthy set of wheels

Do not be surprised if you see a huge Ronald McDonald medical truck in your neighborhood. It is called the Ronald McDonald Care Mobile. The mobile health unit travels throughout the Pikes Peak region Tuesday through Friday and offers a variety of medical and dental services for people twenty-one...

3 years 6 months ago

Ronald McDonald comes to you

A partnership between Peak Vista Community Health Centers and the Ronald McDonald Care Mobile makes dental and medical care for people under 21 years of age easily accessible. Dental days are Thursdays and Fridays. Medical days are Tuesdays and Wednesdays. The mobile travels neighborhood to neighborhood offering their...

4 years 2 months ago

Dental sealants linked to BPA exposure

A new study finds dental sealants commonly used to prevent cavities may expose children to BPA, a controversial chemical thought to be linked with health problems. Researchers found that materials used in sealants can break down into BPA when they come in contact with saliva. BPA levels can spike...

4 years 7 months ago

Mom's kiss can spread cavities to baby

When Rachel Sarah took her daughter in for her first dental checkup a few years ago, she got a surprise. Not only did her 24-month-old have two cavities in her baby teeth, the pediatric dentist suggested she might have "caught" them from her mom. "The dentist handed me this...

4 years 9 months ago

Drug Enforcement Agency to investigate CU Dental School

Federal investigators plan to look into the distribution of controlled substances at the University of Colorado dental school. The Drug Enforcement Agency will investigate the school's practice of allowing unlicensed residents to write prescriptions using faculty members' credentials. The Denver Post discovered that residents could procure sedation drugs...

4 years 10 months ago

"Care Day:" Free Dental Care

In the spirit of giving this holiday season, Governor Ritter has proclaimed December 24th "Care Day." It is part of a commitment to expand dental care in Colorado. You can go to any Comfort Dental office in Colorado Springs, Monument or Pueblo to receive free dental care from 7:30 a.m...

5 years 1 month ago

Health clinic opens for homeless

The homeless community in Colorado Springs has a new place to receive medical attention. Peak Vista is opening its new Homeless Health Center on Rio Grande Street just south of downtown. The clinic will provide free medical and dental services to the homeless. Roughly 80 percent of the homeless...

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