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gatoradeWhile sipping on sports performance and energy drinks all day may provide an energy boost, this popular practice is also exposing people to levels of acid that can cause tooth erosion and tooth hypersensitivity, a recent study published in the May/June 2012 issue of General Dentistry, the peer-reviewed clinical journal of the Academy of General Dentistry reports.

Emergency-AdmittingUp to 20% of patients who seek care at one of California's hospital emergency departments leave before being seen by anyone, according to new research in the Feb. 22 online issue of the Annals of Emergency Medicine.

older_couple_talking_to_doctorLow health literacy in older Americans is linked to poorer health status and a higher death risk, according to a new evidence report by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.

The report, an update of a 2004 literature review featuring findings from more than 100 new studies, also found an association between low health literacy in all adults, regardless of age, and more frequent use of hospital emergency rooms and inpatient care, compared with other adults.

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