Health News on Infections and Dementia, Addiction and Seeing a Dentist Online

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This week’s breaking health news includes a look at the large share of Americans who know personally someone who struggles with addiction and what they think can be done…

…Telemedicine has made big inroads for mental health consultations and general medicine —especially since COVID made in-person consultations harder and more risky. But what’s the role of telemedicine consultations online for dentistry?

The University of Albany’s Center for Health Workforce Studies in its School of Public Health found that the pandemic also prompted a “dramatic increase” in teledentistry. And the role online consultations play is not likely to diminish in the future, the researchers say.

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