Oral health grants

| 2007 Geriatric Oral Health Care Award |

Application deadline May 15, 2007
Awards to programs that have improved the oral health care of older adults through innovative community outreach activities.

[Notice from the Rural Assistance Center, a collaborative effort of the University of North Dakota Center for Rural Health, and the Rural Policy Research Institute (RUPRI); and is funded by a grant through HRSA’s Office of Rural Health Policy. All listings contained in this e-mail can also be accessed from the Rural Assistance Center Web site


Technorati Tags: , , ,
Site Search Tags: , , ,

Finding any dental care or any dental care with even sliding fees is very very difficult. Caries is the number one infectious disease among all age groups. The mouth is the second major barrier to infection (the skin is the first).

See also this story,

Lack of dental care leaves poor in agony
By Kyung M. Song, Seattle Times staff reporter

When Storer, a former special-education teacher, had three decayed molars, root canals likely would have saved them. But Medicaid quit paying for such procedures for adults after budget cuts in 2003.

So for Storer, who survived polio and lives on $625 a month in disability payments, the only alternative was to have the teeth extracted.

“I cried,” said Storer, 61. “I had a vision of these old ladies with toothless mouths.”…

And advocates note that poor oral health is the root of a host of life-threatening and expensive medical problems that contribute to an overloaded health-care system….

Oral infections lead to health problems as serious as heart attacks and strokes. Having missing teeth interferes with chewing and contributes to a poor diet or malnutrition. And it affects a person’s speech and appearance, which makes it harder to find a good job.

“You can’t separate the mouth from the rest of the body,” Lee says.[…]

Advertisements

O’Folks (off their rocker)

Old age isn't a disease.

Arctic sunset

© header image

Comments how-tos

For those new to blogs, check out this post *commenting on blogs* Recent comments, on the sidebar blogroll, often have additional or complementary information. Recent revisions of posts themselves may be found by using the search box for "revised". Tech support says spam (ads or worse) is hitting WordPress heavily so if you don't see your comment in 24 hours, send an E-mail and TS will check the spam trap.

RSS BHIC Bringing Health Info to the Community

  • An error has occurred; the feed is probably down. Try again later.

Categories

RSS Nonagenarian news

  • Padma Bhushan Poet and Lyricist Neeraj Passes Away at Age 93 - India West
    India WestPadma Bhushan Poet and Lyricist Neeraj Passes Away at Age 93India WestMUMBAI—Padma Bhushan poet and lyricist Gopaldas Saxena, known to the world as Neeraj, passed away July 19 in New Delhi at the age of 93. He had multiple infections and kidney failure after a head injury. Quite simply put, he was the last of the giant ...and more »
  • Former Michigan State All-American RB Don McAuliffe dies at age 90 - MLive.com
    MLive.comFormer Michigan State All-American RB Don McAuliffe dies at age 90MLive.comFormer Michigan State All-American running back Don McAuliffe died Saturday, according to the Associated Press. The report said he died in La Jolla, Calif., at age 90. McAuliffe, a Chicago native, helped Michigan State to back-to-back 9-0 seasons and ...and more »
  • Youngest Spitfire pilot to fly in the Battle of Britain dies aged 96 - Metro
    MetroYoungest Spitfire pilot to fly in the Battle of Britain dies aged 96MetroBattle of Britain veteran Geoffrey Harris Augustus Wellum, the youngest Spitfire pilot to fly in the Battle of Britain, has died aged 96 (Picture: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire). The decorated airman, who served on the front line with the prestigious 92 ...Geoffrey Wellum: youngest Battle […]
  • Retired Tyler police officer passes away at age 90 - KLTV
    Retired Tyler police officer passes away at age 90KLTVOfficer Joseph Alfred Barron passed away Monday at the age of 90, according to the Tyler Police Department. Barron served 32 years with the Tyler Police Department. He was hired on May 22, 1957, and retired from the force in 1989. "The Lord has called ...and more »
  • San Saba Winery founder Dr. Mark Lemmon dies at age 94 - The Salinas Californian
    The Salinas CalifornianSan Saba Winery founder Dr. Mark Lemmon dies at age 94The Salinas CalifornianSan Saba Winery founder Dr. Mark Lemmon dies at age 94. Staff Report Published 5:13 p.m. PT July 16, 2018 ... Lemmon was introduced to wine at an early age by his father, an architect in Dallas, Texas and an ardent Francophile who would regularly take ...
  • Steve Ditko, Spider-Man co-creator, dies at age 90 - NBCNews.com
    NBCNews.comSteve Ditko, Spider-Man co-creator, dies at age 90NBCNews.comNEW YORK — Steve Ditko, the Marvel Comics artist who gave the world the woven webs and soaring red-and-blue shape of Spider-Man and the other-worldly shimmer of Doctor Strange, has died, authorities said Friday. He was 90. Ditko was found June 29 ...Steve Ditko, Comic Book Artist Who Hel […]
  • Goodbye, gorgeous: Philanthropist and art lover Harriett Lake passes away at age 96 - West Orange Times & Windermere Observer
    West Orange Times & Windermere ObserverGoodbye, gorgeous: Philanthropist and art lover Harriett Lake passes away at age 96West Orange Times & Windermere ObserverShe was the kind of person who seemed larger than life, which has made her passing at age 96 on Tuesday, July 10, seem all the more surreal. Following the death of such a local icon many in t […]
  • Claude Lanzmann, director of Holocaust documentary 'Shoah,' dies at age 92 - NBCNews.com
    NBCNews.comClaude Lanzmann, director of Holocaust documentary 'Shoah,' dies at age 92NBCNews.comPARIS — French director Claude Lanzmann, whose 9½-hour masterpiece "Shoah" bore unflinching witness to the Holocaust through the testimonies of Jewish victims, German executioners and Polish bystanders, has died at the age of 92. Gallimard, the […]
  • Obituary: Shirley Mae Stoppel, 93, of Danbury - Patch.com
    Patch.comObituary: Shirley Mae Stoppel, 93, of DanburyPatch.comDANBURY, CT -- Shirley Mae Stoppel, age 93, of Danbury passed away Sunday July 15, 2018 at Danbury Hospital. Shirley was born May 16, 1925 in Brooklyn, NY a daughter of the late Ernest and Viola (Fritz) Stoppel. She received a bachelor's degree from ...
  • Spider-Man Co-Creator Steve Ditko Dies At Age 90 - The Source
    The SourceSpider-Man Co-Creator Steve Ditko Dies At Age 90The SourceLegendary comics artist and Spider-Man co-creator Steve Ditko has died at age 90. Today, the Marvel family mourns the loss of Steve Ditko. Steve transformed the industry and the Marvel Universe, and his legacy will never be forgotten. Our thoughts are ...Steve Ditko, Spider-Man Co-Creator an […]
February 2007
M T W T F S S
« Jan   Mar »
 1234
567891011
12131415161718
19202122232425
262728  

Haeremai Camai Bula Bepuwave Bienvenidos

  • 186,864 visitors
Advertisements

%d bloggers like this: