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By Francis Koster

If someone invited you to compete for a  prize of  $1000  to quickly create a method to identify poor people by looking at them, you could win easily by saying "Look at their teeth."    One recent study found that by the time the poorest 20% of the population reach aged 70, they have 8 fewer teeth than the top 20%[1]  Many of the remaining teeth are broken in some way. 

Dental problems later in life are usually rooted in childhood.  About 19 million American children (12 million poor) lack dental coverage, and/or do not live near dentists that will see them.[2]   This problem is about to get worse.  About a third of all American dentists are nearing.......

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By Francis Koster Ed. D.   

We have a situation. Leaking natural gas (methane) is one of the most climate changing gasses we dump into our atmosphere.  In some places it is leaking at a disturbing rate. 

Scientists have just announced that 2014 was the warmest year on recordand noted an increasing number of violent storms.   Signs of climate change are being reported almost daily. Also noteworthy is that the language used to discuss the contribution of leaking natural gas in this emerging situation is misleading and creates a false sense of complacency.

 

Imagine your high school aged daughter coming home from her first daylong tailgate party at a college football game. You detect that she has.......

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