Man Arrested In Connection To Bronx Home Explosion That Killed FDNY Chief

A New York City fire battalion chief dies after being struck by debris from a gas explosion at a possible marijuana grow house in Bronx.

Michael Fahy, 44, was a 17 year veteran of FDNY. A passerby reported a smell of gas near a two-story home in the Kingsbridge Neighborhood just before 6:30 Tuesday morning. Fahy was directing operations from the street when the roof blew off. Debris struck him in the head and body. He was rushed to a nearby hospital where he died from his injuries. At least a dozen other people, including police officers and other firefighters, were injured in the explosion.

Fahy leaves behind a wife and three young children. The last time an FDNY firefighter died in the line of duty was in 2014. Officials are looking into whether chemicals found inside the house could have contributed to the explosion.

Poll: Who Won Tonight's Presidential Debate?

Who Won Tonight's Presidential Debate?
Donald Trump
Hillary Clinton
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Tonight was the first of three presidential debates between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. This first debate covered topics from the economy, race relations, and trade deals. Let us know who you thought won tonight's debate and do you think it will change some of the poll results?

Here are some of the recent poll results...

The Economist’s poll is closer with Clinton ahead of Trump by 2 points but for the Reuters poll the candidates are tied at 39 percent.

CNN polled the major swing states of Florida and Ohio and found in Florida Donald Trump on top by 3 points with 47 percent, then Hillary Clinton with 44 percent, followed by Gary Johnson with 6 and Jill Stein with 1. In Ohio, CNN found Trump ahead by 5 points with 46 percent, Clinton with 41 percent, Johnson at 8 and Stein at 2.

Bloomberg also polled Ohio and found similar results with Trump on top by 5 percent.

AZ Sleep & Snore Center: Fixing Sleep Apnea and Snoring

Sleep apnea is a problem for a lot of people. New treatments for sleep apnea are now available from the AZ Sleep & Snore Center in Scottsdale.

Dr. Roger Briggs, a veteran dentist with 43 years of experience, has spent much of the last ten years or so of his practice focusing on the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea. In partnership with Dr. Leonard M. Moss, a board certified sleep medicine physician, Dr. Briggs has started the AZ Sleep & Snore Center to provide a full range of sleep disorder treatment.

The Sleep & Snore Center now offers a unique procedure called NightLase® to treat sleep apnea. This new treatment involves shining a light on the back of the throat to stimulate collagen growth. This non-surgical procedure is a blessing for patients who are unable to use oral appliances or CPAP to treat sleep apnea.

The Snore & Sleep Center is also unique in that it offers patients the skilled services of both a dentist and a medical doctor who are skilled practitioners in the treatment of sleep disorders. Together, they can devise the best treatment for their patients.

Learn more at Sleep & Snore Center’s website.

Dr. Roger Briggs has been practicing dentistry at the intersection of Scottsdale Road and Shea Boulevard in North Scottsdale for 43 years. For the last 10 years, he has focused his continuing education in the area of sleep disordered breathing. Dr. Leonard Moss Has Been Practicing as a board certified sleep physician for over 15 years. Dr. Moss has an extensive background in sleep-related disorders including, snoring, apnea, and insomnia. The Dentist News Network is a featured network of Sequence Media Group.

Donald Trump Takes Lead In Swing State Polls

Lots of new polls were released today revealing a tightening landscape between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump and some notable swing states are in question as well.

For the general election, Quinnipiac found Clinton ahead by 5 points while an LA Times poll has the opposite, Trump leading by 5 points. The Economist’s poll is closer with Clinton ahead of Trump by 2 points but for the Reuters poll the candidates are tied at 39 percent.

CNN polled the major swing states of Florida and Ohio and found in Florida Donald Trump on top by 3 points with 47 percent, then Hillary Clinton with 44 percent, followed by Gary Johnson with 6 and Jill Stein with 1. In Ohio, CNN found Trump ahead by 5 points with 46 percent, Clinton with 41 percent, Johnson at 8 and Stein at 2.

Bloomberg also polled Ohio and found similar results with Trump on top by 5 percent.

Among other states polled Clinton is up by 26 points in Massachusetts and up 3 in Maine while Trump is on top of South Carolina by 15 points, another Maine poll found him ahead by 10 points, and in Kansas he leads by 12 points.

How To Choose An Orthodontist? Dr. Matthew Freedman In Naples, Florida Explains

Many parents will face the prospect of choosing an orthodontist for their children. Getting the right dentist is especially important for a process that will go on over a period of time. In this report, Dr. Matthew Freedman, an experienced orthodontist in Naples, Florida, explains what parents should think about and look for when making the big decision.

The obvious first consideration is proximity. Parents need to think about where they live, where they work, and what their schedules are like, including their children’s school schedules. Monthly visits to the dentist will require that everything fits together.

Dr. Matthew Freedman

Dr. Freedman suggests that parents find an orthodontist who can deal directly with their dental insurance company. “That will be an important piece of the puzzle” for families with insurance. Dr. Freedman says that his office handles the insurance for his patients, submitting the claim and dealing with insurers to get claims paid. Patients then pay only the amount not covered by insurance and are spared a lot of hassle.

Parents should try to find an office they like, one that is pleasant to visit and that makes them and their children feel good. Monthly visits to the orthodontist should be a good experience. Parents should look for a dental office they will want to come back to.

Dr. Freedman points out that there are things parents should avoid. First off, watch out for “anything that sounds out of the ordinary.” Most parents know how their children’s teeth look (and it’s easy to take a look). Parents usually have a sense of how bad their children’s teeth are and how much work might be involved. Parents should be wary of strange dental appliances or a treatment plan that doesn’t make sense. Parents need to get an idea of how much it will probably cost them before they commit to working with an orthodontist.

Another thing parents should be aware of is that some practices will have several orthodontists. It is important that a child sees the same dentist every time. Otherwise, there may be no consistent course of treatment.

Parents will want to inquire how an orthodontist deals with children, particularly as regards calming them. Dr. Freedman’s office uses an approach of telling children what the doctor will do, then showing them how it will work, then doing the treatment. Avoiding surprises will make children calmer and more confident about their treatment. Dr. Freedman also recommends using a computer simulation to show a child how the teeth will move around during treatment.

Dr. Freedman notes that orthodontic practice doesn’t involve pain and needles in the office. So a calm, confident doctor will make the children feel better. Patience is a good thing in an orthodontist.

Dr. Freedman’s key suggestion: “Follow your gut.” Parents need to be guided by their good instincts and pick a doctor and an office that make them feel comfortable. If the fee sounds wrong, you may want to look for alternatives.

Matthew Freedman, D.M.D. is an orthodontist practicing with Main Street Children's Dentistry and Orthodontics of Naples, Florida. He attended dental school at Nova Southeastern University. Dr. Freedman started practices in Naples, Bonita Springs, and Ft. Myers. Currently the dental director for the Main Street Children’s Dentistry and Orthodontics group, he still practices full time in Naples, where his son attends the Community School of Naples. Dentist News Network is a featured network of Sequence Media Group.