Dr. Huong Le spends an average of 45 minutes with each of her dental patients during their visits, so she gets to know them well, especially the older ones who come in more than twice a year. She hears about their families, stories from their home countries and, often, how lonely they feel. More than once, Le and her staff at Asian Health Services have heard their patients express suicidal thoughts. Le, a dentist of more than 30 years, realized she needed to respond to her patients’ cries for help. Her dental clinic, located near Oakland’s Chinatown, started depression screening for patients 65 and older in 2017. Then Le took the concept one step further last year by hiring a full-time mental health counselor and giving her an office at the dental clinic, where she can see patients immediately should they need it. Later this year, the depression screenings and counseling services will expand to patients 12 years and older. “When you have someone who is telling you … [Read more...] about Lonely? Anxious? Depressed? Maybe your dentist can help
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By Tracy Maness, Staff writer Updated 12:46 pm CST, Friday, February 8, 2019 Owner Jay Reyes puts the finishing SMOOSH on an ice cream sandwich at his Heights storefront that opened last September. SMOOSH has nine types of cookies, 20 flavors of ice cream and 18 toppings. Owner Jay Reyes puts the finishing SMOOSH on an ice cream sandwich at his Heights storefront that opened last September. SMOOSH has nine types of cookies, 20 flavors of ice cream and 18 toppings. Photo: Tracy Maness Photo: Tracy Maness Image 1 of / 7 Caption Close Image 1 of 7 Owner Jay Reyes puts the finishing SMOOSH on an ice cream sandwich at his Heights storefront that opened last September. SMOOSH has nine types of cookies, 20 flavors of ice cream and 18 toppings. Owner Jay Reyes puts the finishing SMOOSH … [Read more...] about Find ice cream sandwiches and value at SMOOSH in the Heights
By Heide Janssen | Orange County RegisterPUBLISHED: June 15, 2017 at 9:43 am | UPDATED: June 15, 2017 at 1:43 pm We asked graduating high school seniors to share with us their post-graduation plans for the fall. We heard from 486 visual arts students. Some plan to go to work and some are taking a gap year, but most are off to college, to study everything from animation to journalism to marine biology. We’ve listed them by the school they will attend, including their major and minor fields of study, statements about how the arts have influenced their plans, and their reason for choosing the institute they’ll be headed to. $ = scholarship received Nawal Seedat, El Modena UC Berkeley: molecular and cell biology (immunology and pathogenesis) major; public health, minor (Photo courtesy of Nawal Seedat)Jocelyn Fermin, Katella UCLA: environmental science (Photo courtesy of Jocelyn Fermin) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsShea Meyerson, OCSA Pacific Northwest College of Art: … [Read more...] about Where are 2017 Orange County visual arts students going to college?
Clarksville Leaf-Chronicle Published 2:07 p.m. UTC Aug 17, 2018 Hundreds of businesses competed in the 2018 Leaf-Chronicle Readers Choice contest. Here are the winners, chosen as favorites by our readers: Entertainment, People & Places Best Place to Watch a Movie Roxy Regional Theatre, Finalist Regal Clarksville Stadium 16 & RPX, Winner Favorite Accountant/CPA Ross Peay, Finalist Chris Beck, Finalist Mark Davenport, Winner Favorite Annual Event Rivers and Spires, Finalist Bikers Who Care Toy Run, Finalist Christmas on the Cumberland, Winner Favorite APSU Professor Dr. Benita Bruster, Finalist Susan Bryant, Finalist Amy Ritchart, Winner Favorite Artist Maria Haycraft, Finalist Regina Mick, … [Read more...] about Readers Choice: Here are the winners of the 2018 Leaf-Chronicle contest
Teeth clenching or grinding – known as bruxism – is a common problem that may lead to headaches, facial pain and TMJ disorders. Bruxism has puzzled dentists and physicians for years, limiting treatment success. Research led by Jerald H. Simmons , M.D. who is triple board-certified in neurology, epilepsy and sleep disorders, is the Medical Director of Comprehensive Sleep Medicine Associates (CSMA) in Greater Houston, and has demonstrated that a main cause for bruxism relates to breathing-problems, during sleep, such as snoring and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). With years of observation and experience in treating patients with OSA and bruxism, he recognized the relationship between these conditions. This led him to seek out the assistance of Ron Prehn, DDS, a Houston-area dentist who specializes in the treatment of TMJ pain. Together these doctors have done a number of studies that began in 2008. The 2008 study of more than 700 patients with OSA and bruxism, was the first … [Read more...] about Houston Neurologist Discovers the Missing Link Between Teeth Grinding and Sleep