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New Jersey dentist suspended after 1 patient dies and 14 others suffer heart infections

Fifteen individuals who were treated at the dental office of Dr. John Vecchione in Budd Lake between 2012 and 2014 suffered from bacterial endocarditis. Twelve of the patients required heart surgery and one died, according to the release.

The state alleges that Vecchione’s “continued failure to follow infection protocols exposed his patients to the risk of contracting the serious heart infection,” the release states. The failure has continued despite numerous inspections by the Department of Health informing the dentist of deficiencies in his infection control practices, according to the 2016 complaint filed by the NJ Attorney General’s Office.
The dentist agreed to a temporary suspension of his license in 2016 after the unannounced state inspections of his office found breach of infection protocols. The subpar standards Vecchione maintained at his office included failure to use sterile water during surgical procedures, non-sterile preparation of instruments and improper handling and disposal of
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Best fitness trackers for monitoring heart rate

Pump up the cardio and strength training. We’re here to help you choose the right fitness tracker for observing your heart rate and improving your exercise routine.

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Wellness is a buzzy word lately. Over the past few years, we’ve seen a surge in all things health, wellness, and spirituality. Juice bars are popping up, boutique studios are becoming more accessible, and are chilling us out. Self-care is becoming more of the norm too, but amidst all this hype, it can be challenging to find the right routine that promotes good exercise, sleep, vitals, and mindset. 

Fortunately, there is a potential solution to the wellness madness. If you’re determined to make your #healthgoals happen, can be a major help. These

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Workplace Health | American Heart Association

Building a healthy workplace and encouraging a healthy workforce can create a self-reinforcing environment that can lead to increased productivity, less absenteeism, and health-spend savings for employees and employers. The American Heart Association’s Workplace Health Solutions offers a suite of science-based, evidence-informed tools and services to help you build and maximize an effective workplace culture of health. Our unique web-based portal fuses health content, personal health data and consumer engagement opportunities, to take your workplace and workforce on a journey toward improved health: 

  • Assess your current programs and workplace environment
  • Create awareness and education around Life’s Simple 7® and the importance of knowing your numbers
  • Learn how these seven lifestyle and behavior factors not only add up to big differences in workplace health, but also can have a big impact on the bottom line for organizations
  • Implement a workplace health solution that combines the power of health screenings with health
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Baylor Scott & White Heart and Vascular Hospital

 Enhanced visitor precautions, effective March 16


We want to provide you with an important update regarding our visitation policy: In line with recently issued state guidance, patients will only be allowed one visitor over the age of 16 during visitation hours. This change is effective Wednesday, March 18 at 8 a.m.

Visitors will continue to undergo a brief health screening at points of entry.

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Baylor Scott & White Heart and Vascular Hospital

Baylor Scott & White Heart and Vascular Hospital is the first North Texas heart hospital solely devoted to the treatment of patients with heart conditions and cardiovascular disease. As part of Baylor Scott & White Health, Baylor Scott & White Heart and Vascular Hospital is a nationally recognized leader in innovative, comprehensive patient care built on a tradition of excellence in collaboration with cardiologists, cardiac surgeons, and vascular surgeons on the medical staff.

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