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HEALTHY GUMS AND A HEALTHY HEART: THE PERIO-CARDIO CONNECTION

Cardiovascular disease, the leading killer of men and women in the United States, is a major public health issue contributing to 2,400 deaths each day. Periodontal disease, a chronic inflammatory disease that destroys bone and gum tissues that support the teeth affects nearly 75 percent of Americans and is the major cause of adult tooth …

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ALS & Lou Gehric’s Disease

“People have wondered if the immune system plays a role in neurological diseases like ALS,” said Howard Weiner, MD, director of the BWH Multiple Sclerosis Program and senior study author. “The immune system is complicated, and previous immunotherapy trials have not been successful. But now we know what is wrong in the blood, and this …

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New research finds link between gum disease, acute heart

Heart attack survivors who suffer advanced gum disease show significantly higher levels of a protein in their blood called C-reactive protein (CRP) than such patients without gum disease, new University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill research indicates. The findings, presented Sunday (Nov. 12) during a news conference at the annual American Heart Association meeting …

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