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Gum Disease Tied to Diabetes: Screenings Recommended at Dental Offices

Posted by Joe Gargiulo on Mon, Feb 27, 2017 @ 04:00 PM

A team from the Academic Center for Dentistry Amsterdam published a study concluding that severe gum disease may be an early indicator of undiagnosed type 2 diabetes. The researchers said early diagnosis at dental offices and treatment of both periodontitis and diabetes could benefit patients by preventing further complications. “Periodontitis as a possible early sign of diabetes mellitus” was authored by Dr. Wijnand Teeuw, the director of the center’s periodontology clinic. The study was funded in part by a grant from the University of Amsterdam and published February 22, 2017 via BMJ Open Diabetes Research & Care.

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Tags: Dentists

Russians Win the Cold War with Heavy Equipment

Posted by Joe Gargiulo on Fri, Feb 24, 2017 @ 09:00 AM

If anyone knows about cold, it’s the Russians. Humans and animals have waged war with vast stretches of frozen tundra for millennial, but what could those warm-blooded mammals possibly have in common with modern heavy equipment? … The answer is starting up on a frigid morning.

An article published by phys.org on January 31, 2017 unveils an innovative technology developed by a consortium of Russian scientists and techno-bureaucracies that can start heavy equipment and aviation engines at temperatures down to -60° C (-76° F). Read More

Tags: Heavy Equipment

How to Find and List Veterinary Specialists

Posted by Joe Gargiulo on Thu, Feb 23, 2017 @ 02:00 PM

A recent article on dogster.com named “What Every Pet Parent Should Know About Veterinary Specialists” provided the inspiration for the CrossCheck editorial team to dig a little deeper. After reviewing the seven factors author Jackie Brown believes pet parents need to know about the subject, this article transitions to additional resources for finding and listing veterinary specialists in many geographic areas.

Brown begins by comparing and contrasting general practitioners with specialists. General practitioners have broad training with a spectrum of species and they are well-qualified to treat a variety of health issues, including serious ones. On the other hand, specialists have (1) advanced training in specific aspects of veterinary care, (2) are board certified, and (3) have done residency in their focus area. Specialists typically administer care per referral by a general practitioner. Read More

Tags: Veterinarians

Build Expo Presents Opportunities for Building Supply Dealers

Posted by Joe Gargiulo on Wed, Feb 22, 2017 @ 04:07 PM

In the legendary anthem, “Turn! Turn! Turn!” Pete Seeger wrote: “To everything, turn, turn, turn. There is a season, turn, turn, turn. And a time to every purpose under heaven. A time to build, a time to break down.”

And so it goes that thousands of professionals making a living in and around the US construction industry will attend one of three remaining 2017 Build Expos across the country, all in the name of building. There will also be breaking down as hundreds of firms exhibiting their wares “strike their tents” before preparing for the next show in the series.

Buyers attending the shows include architects and engineers, designers, general contractors, commercial and home builders, developers and real estate professionals, government agencies, building owners, unions, the US Army Corps of Engineers and more. It’s a “target rich” environment for building supply dealers.

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Tags: Building Materials

Winter LVM Thrills Home Furnishings Dealers

Posted by Joe Gargiulo on Thu, Feb 16, 2017 @ 04:00 PM

The winter installment of Las Vegas Market — the most renowned wholesale tradeshow in the home furnishings industry — wowed home furnishings dealers with an impossible-to-see-it-all presentation of furniture, decorative accessories, lighting, textiles and floor coverings in conjunction with top designers, celebrities, parties and awards.

LVM is located at the World Market Center, a spectacular campus consisting of three interconnected buildings and a temporary exhibit facility called the Pavilions.

Home furnishings dealers, buyers, interior designers, architects, specifiers and purchasing companies attended the five day event (January 22 – 26) in huge numbers.

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Tags: LVM

Auto Dealerships Flock to NADA’s 100th Anniversary

Posted by Joe Gargiulo on Wed, Feb 15, 2017 @ 01:00 PM

Attracting US auto dealerships from around the globe, the 2017 NADA Convention & Expo delivered a mega showcase with 60,000 square feet of exhibitor space, dealer franchise meetings, a multi-track workshop series, small interactive learning sessions, peer learning groups and unlimited options for dining and entertainment. The event was held January 26 – 29, 2017 at the New Orleans Convention Center where the American Truck Dealers (ATD) Convention and Expo ran concurrently.

The festivities begin with NADA 100 Carnival, an opening gala at Mardi Gras World where guests were entertained by Foreigner, Cowboy Mouth and local jazz musicians while enjoying local cuisine.

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Tags: NADA, C.A.R.S.

CyberSecurity in the Payments Industry

Posted by Brandes Elitch on Wed, Feb 08, 2017 @ 01:00 PM

When it comes to headlines in the payments industry space, data breaches have dominated the news in the last few years. My favorite example is a 2015 event: two “forums” — where gamers illegally trade free (bootlegged) copies of Microsoft’s Xbox360 games and Sony’s PlayStation games — were attacked by fraudsters. The thieves who stole from their fellow thieves took 2 ½ million e-mail addresses, passwords and IP addresses. It seems that there is no honor among thieves!

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Tags: Payments

Specialty Retailers to Profit from Super Bowl and Valentine’s Day

Posted by Joe Gargiulo on Fri, Feb 03, 2017 @ 08:12 AM

The combined $32.3 billion that Americans are predicted to spend this year for the Super Bowl and Valentine’s Day translates to increased profits for specialty retailers across the country. The data was produced by a cooperative effort of the National Retail Federation and Prosper Insights & Analytics.

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Tags: Specialty Retail

Heavy Equipment: big, Bigger, BIGGEST!

Posted by Andrew Donahey on Tue, Jan 31, 2017 @ 04:00 PM

Whether buying or selling job-site machinery, ever wonder which piece of heavy equipment:

  • Weighs the most?
  • Costs the most?
  • Has the most horsepower? 
  • Goes the fastest?
  • Is the BIGGEST and performs which specific function?

Stop wondering and start reading this great infographic about Mighty Machines courtesy of Fuel Fighter.

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Tags: Heavy Equipment

How to Prevent Car Hacking [Infographic]

Posted by Andrew Donahey on Wed, Jan 25, 2017 @ 01:45 PM

Our good friends at Select Car Leasing in the United Kingdom produced a great infographic about car hacking that they asked us to share with you. In it you will learn:

  • Who discovered car hacking
  • What are the most hackable cars
  • What are people doing to secure your car
  • How to be hack proof
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Tags: Auto Dealers

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