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Of toothaches and heart health; notable victims of prostate cancer; regulating football for youth safety - Morning Medical Update

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Healthy Smiles, Healthy Hearts

The American Heart Association and Delta Dental have launched a new campaign to create a new standard of care for heart health screenings at dentists’ offices. There are more than 134,000 dental offices around the nation and 27 million patients see their dentist each year, but not a physician.

Prominent victims of prostate cancer

Dexter Scott King, son of civil rights icon Martin Luther King Jr., died of prostate cancer Jan. 22, 2024, the same day MLB Hall of Famer Ryne Sandberg announced he is battling the disease.

Youth health on the gridiron

Football players who suffer multiple hard blows to the helmet risk getting chronic traumatic encephalopathy. Research shows it can happen to amateur players not in the National Football League. But California won’t ban tackle football for children age 12 years or younger, NPR reports.

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