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Medicaid has long-term beneficial effects on children

The Washington Post •

Researchers are only now beginning to understand how consequential the Medicaid program has been for the lives of Americans. Fifty years after Medicaid became available, children who received health insurance through the program are healthier, living longer and working more, according to the National Bureau of Economic Research.

Op-Ed: How to start expanding dental care for all

The Seattle Times •

Pop-up clinics and charitable events are not long-term solutions to addressing the insufficient access to dental care in Washington State. Investing in efforts that improve dental care access for at-risk populations will lead to better health and lower medical costs.

Oral health and mental illness: Yes, they are related

Mental Health Matters •

To many of us, this might seem a little weird but mental health is linked to oral health and vice versa. We all know that both the mind and body have a serious relationship. Research has found that the people with mental illnesses tend to have bad oral health.

A natural history of fluoride

Wired •

Contrary to what many people believe, fluoride is not some evil scourge of industrial society. Wired Science blogger Deborah Blum debunks some anti-fluoride misinformation, and shares a natural history of the element.

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