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In the Loop: September 25, 2009 Archive

1,500 Facebook Fans...here's to (some of) you

Posted at 10:40 AM on September 25, 2009 by Jeff Horwich (2 Comments)

Well, we love you all equally, of course. But when we hit 1,500 on our Facebook page, I needed some kind of system for saying thanks...

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So You've Got Swine Flu.

Posted at 1:06 PM on September 25, 2009 by Jeff Horwich (0 Comments)

Well, not everybody. But some people do. And we called them up.

(Yo: This is a segment from our latest podcast.)

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Dental Insurance Reform?

Posted at 1:25 PM on September 25, 2009 by Jeff Horwich (2 Comments)

OK, so we might be getting into purchasing exchanges, a public options, insurance mandates, new coverage protections, and all that jazz for medical insurance.

mouth1.jpgBut what about that part of the body that for some reason the insurance industry treats as an "orphan organ," as our guest puts it?

Does any of this health insurance reform hoo-hah have to do with dental insurance?

Dr. Burton Edelstein, professor of dentistry and public health at Columbia (and chair of the Children's Dental Health Project) has some answers. (To be clear: This is not his mouth.)

Credit for this nasty, nasty picture: http://www.flickr.com/photos/figgenhoffer/ / CC BY 2.0

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