Air Quality and COVID-19: Connection, Health Impacts, and Racial Disparities

The American Lung Association’s virtual COVID-19 Summer Town Hall Series brings together top health experts to raise awareness about the effects of COVID-19. The next town hall on Wednesday, July 15 from 3:00 to 4:00 pm CT will focus on the connection between poor air quality and COVID-19, and impacts on communities of color, especially African Americans.

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CDC: Some Chronic Conditions Associated with Tooth Loss

Extensive tooth loss can lead to poor diet resulting in weight loss or obesity. It can also detract from physical appearance and impede speech, factors that can restrict social contact, inhibit intimacy, and lower self-esteem. Chronic medical conditions and oral conditions share common risk factors. Persons with chronic conditions are more likely to have untreated dental disease, which can result in tooth loss. Read more.