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Most dental offices’ patient volume nearing normal, data suggests

A San Francisco-based oral surgeon is seeing patient volume return to near normal after pandemic-related closures shuttered three of four locations and placed the majority of staff on leave.  Dr. Eric Scharf, DDS, told Fox News in an interview that patients began returning last fall, estimating the practice is now in the 90-95th percentile range… Read More »

New CDC mask guidelines acknowledge that ‘vaccinated people can go back to normal,’ says doctor

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s updated masking guidelines mark a significant shift in the pandemic, the dean of Brown University’s School of Public Health said Thursday. “Basically, it’s acknowledging that vaccinated people can go back to normal, and can do most of the things we were doing pre-pandemic, and that is really, really… Read More »

Normal life, travel beckon for Victorians

Victoria’s steps towards normal living are about to gain pace with COVID-19 restrictions further easing and flights to resume from New Zealand. Premier Daniel Andrews is expected to announce another relaxation of rules on Sunday, including the removal of the “ring of steel” around Melbourne. The city’s residents will no longer be confined to a… Read More »

Puberty Before Age 10: A New ‘Normal’?

By Dr. Mercola Reaching puberty is a rite of passage that we’ve all been through, but children nowadays are reaching it earlier than ever before — a trend that has both health experts and parents alarmed. Precocious puberty, which is the appearance of secondary sex characteristics like pubic hair or breast growth before age 8,… Read More »

More than 200 days in, COVID-19 is taking a psychological toll, and that’s entirely normal

Article content continued University of Regina psychology professor Dr. Gordon Asmundson: “The psychological footprint of the pandemic is likely as big, if not bigger, than the medical footprint.” Photo by Brandon Harder/Postmedia/File Psychotherapy, now more accessible than ever via virtual care, can help people cope with abnormal stressors, Frances says. What he doesn’t support is… Read More »