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Fitbit stock surges nearly 50%

Business News - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 4:55pm
Investors got their heart rates up for Fitbit.

Wall Street Journal staff memo from editor Gerard Baker

Business News - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 4:33pm
This memo was sent on June 18, 2015 to the staff of the Wall Street Journal. It was written by editor in chief Gerard Baker:

Nasdaq closes at record high

Business News - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 4:27pm
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NBC's Brian Williams investigation: What we know

Business News - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 4:06pm
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A Quarter of Adults Dishonest With Dentists on How Often They Floss

Lifestyles - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 4:04pm
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(NewsUSA) - While many people are aware of the basic tenants of good oral care, thousands of people still don't floss their teeth -- and they lie about it. According to a new national survey, more than a quarter (27 percent) of U.S. adults admit they lie to their dentists about how often they floss their teeth. Along with twice-daily brushing and receiving an annual comprehensive periodontal evaluation, daily flossing is a critical component in the prevention of periodontal disease, commonly referred to as gum disease.

The Harris Poll, on behalf of the American Academy of Periodontology (AAP), was conducted online among more than 2,000 U.S. adults and among the top 10 U.S. markets. The AAP is using the survey results to urge all Americans to "Love the Gums You're With" and to raise awareness of periodontal disease -- a chronic inflammatory disease caused when bacteria in plaque grow below the gum line, leading to swelling, irritation, receding gums and tooth loss. Periodontal disease has been linked to many other chronic diseases, such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, rheumatoid arthritis, Alzheimer's disease and even cancer. Despite its prevalence, periodontal disease is rarely discussed, resulting in a lack of urgency, awareness and education among the public.

"There's clearly more work to be done when it comes to educating Americans about the importance of oral hygiene in maintaining healthy gums. There are more than 500 bacterial species that can be found in plaque, and brushing alone does not remove the bacteria that live below the gum line," says AAP President Joan Otomo-Corgel, DDS, MPH. "The good news about periodontal disease is that with proper and timely care, it's treatable and often reversible. If a person has been diagnosed with or is at risk for periodontal disease, a periodontist has the training and expertise to determine the best course of treatment."

Patients should discuss their periodontal health with a dental professional who can make a referral to a periodontist if necessary.

For more information and tips on how to properly care for your gums, visit perio.org.

Google makes its own phone safer - but exposes other Androids to hacks

Business News - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 4:00pm
Google just pulled some business jiu-jitsu.

Rand Paul's flat tax proposal: What it means for you

Business News - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 3:59pm
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Why so many shooters are male

CNN - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 3:43pm
Categories: National News

Big cat could be declared extinct

CNN - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 3:41pm
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is proposing to remove the eastern cougar from its endangered species list.
Categories: National News

Flash flood sweeps toddler away

CNN - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 3:41pm
Authorities in Oklahoma are looking for a toddler swept out of his father's arms during a flash flood, according to Capt. Eric Hamblin with the Ardmore Police Department.
Categories: National News

Europe fails to get a deal on Greece

Business News - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 3:38pm
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We need to focus on prison culture, not Joyce Mitchell

CNN - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 3:06pm
We should stop focusing just on Joyce Mitchell and consider the lack of oversight and dismal prison culture that let inappropriate relationships flourish
Categories: National News

How NASA will save the world from giant, killer asteroids

CNN - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 3:02pm
It may sound like a science fiction movie, but in a small conference room at the Goddard Space Flight Center, a tight-knit group of top NASA scientists is coming up with new ways to protect our planet from killer asteroids.
Categories: National News

A storied church in a historic city

CNN - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 3:01pm
The roots of Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church run deep in Charleston and its history is one of perseverance in the face of racial hostility.
Categories: National News

Bergen: Call it terrorism in Charleston

CNN - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 3:01pm
The horrific attack appears to be an example of a domestic terrorist threat that has been more deadly than jihadist violence since 9/11
Categories: National News

Brian Williams given chance to 'earn back everyone's trust'

Business News - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 2:56pm
Suspended "NBC Nightly News" anchor Brian Williams "has the chance to earn back everyone's trust," his boss at NBC News said Thursday, as the network confirmed that Williams will return to television later this summer, but in a reduced role.

Mass deportations of Haitians feared

CNN World - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 2:54pm
Categories: International News

The week in 39 photos

CNN - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 2:50pm
Take a look at 39 photos of the week from June 4 through June 11.
Categories: National News

Red tuna crabs invade San Diego beaches

CNN - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 2:50pm
Categories: National News

Evolution of the $10 bill

CNN - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 2:50pm
A look at how the United States $10 bill has evolved over the years.
Categories: National News
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