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Rise in Preschool Cavities Prompts Anesthesia Use

March 6, 2012, 1:19 am by New York Times - Health

Preschool tooth decay has risen so much that dentists say they often advise general anesthesia because children are unlikely to sit through such procedures while awake.


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NYC Health Commissioner Has Helped Quell Ebola Fears
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Thrust into the limelight, the health commissioner, Dr. Mary Travis Bassett, has proved a calming presence as the city grapples with a confirmed case of the Ebola virus.

Early New York Response: Polar Opposite of Dallas’s
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