As if 2020 was not challenging enough, the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg in November 2020 almost pushed us over the edge.
When the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention lifted the mask guidelines for fully vaccinated people last month, I wanted to feel elated and relieved. But I only felt frustrated, anxious, and confused. I have three children who are ineligible for a vaccine. Any other moms out there feel like shouting "But the pandemic isn't over; young children aren't in the clear just yet!"—or is it just me?
Even before the COVID-19 pandemic hit the United States in 2020, patients with mental health disorders were more likely to have more dental problems than the general population. The pandemic exacerbated these issues, as subsequent COVID-19 restrictions resulted in job losses, increased stress, and isolation. In addition, dental clinic closures limited patients’ access to care.
My life pre-pandemic was typical #MomLife. Mornings were a blur as my husband and I rushed the kids off to school before commuting to our offices and working until it was time to head home and begin the evening schedule of swim practice, baths, dinner, and homework. I never felt like I had a work-life balance or enough quality time with my girls. I was constantly questioning if I was doing enough in my career, as a wife, and as a mom.
Then the pandemic hit.
Improving the oral health of children with early childhood caries (ECC) is a priority for dental professionals, as the disease has long-lasting effects and may require surgical procedures to treat. Unfortunately, ECC often reoccur — even after preventive and surgical therapy.
Amy Farrah Fowler, played by Mayim Bialik, is the character "The Big Bang Theory" viewers never knew they needed. When Fowler, a neurologist, entered the series in Season 3, a new storyline began for theoretical physicist Sheldon Cooper, played by Jim Parsons (via Screen Rant).
Periodontal disease and poor oral hygiene may be a more accurate predictor for COVID-19 severity than other risk factors, a study has found. This research suggests mouthrinse use and simple oral hygiene practices can reduce the risk of transmission from the patient’s oral cavity to the lungs.
A study published in the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery reports that a procedure consisting of removing a tumor from a patient’s jaw, followed by immediate jaw reconstruction using viable bone from the patient’s leg, can treat mandibular tumors with few complications in children.
New York University College of Dentistry (NYU Dentistry) has become the third dental school in the United States to acquire and use two surgical robotic devices for dental implant surgeries.
Busy Philipps did not mince words when describing how awful James Franco was to her during her time on "Freaks and Geeks." The comedian got serious about Franco's mistreatment of her in her 2018 memoir, "This Will Only Hurt a Little" (via The Hollywood Reporter), going as far as calling him a "bully" while on set. In her book, she detailed Franco pushing her to the ground during a scene.
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Adams School of Dentistry researchers are investigating how effective mouthrinse is at reducing a person’s risk of spreading COVID-19 through a two-part clinical trial that will test the utility of commercially available oral rinses in limiting SARS-CoV-2 infectivity.
By now everyone knows the story of how Mark Zuckerberg, founder and CEO of Facebook, created the social platform in his dorm room at Harvard University. But before the mogul became a billionaire or had a movie created based on his life ("The Social Network"), Zuckerberg was a typical college student rushing to class, partying with friends, and navigating the world of dating (via Biography). Which is why the backstory of how the father of two met his wife, Priscilla Chan, is 100% relatable.
Raising kids is anything but easy. First, it’s the sleepless nights, then it’s the potty-training struggles, followed by the eye-rolling and talking back that hits during the dreaded tween stage. But those seasons of parenting are nothing compared to parenting teens, Jennie Garth told People.
Practicing self-care is not easy for busy moms who have been taught to consider the act selfish. This is why Whitney Port’s recent Instagram post during Mental Health Awareness Month is important to help fellow moms view self-care as absolutely necessary, not indulgent.
There's no denying Monica Raymund is a fan favorite of NBC's Chicago Fire. Throughout the show's first six seasons and occasional episodes in subsequent seasons, we've gotten to know the depths of Gabriela "Gabby" Dawson, the fierce paramedic turned firefighter who left the firehouse to aid with the Puerto Rico hurricane efforts (via TV Insider).