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Friday, February 16, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
CDC endorses new shingles vaccine for people over 50 »
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has endorsed a new recombinant zoster vaccine for shingles prevention in th...
Friday, February 16, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Is the air in your dental facility making you sick? »
How's the air in your dental office or laboratory? Could it be harmful to the health of everyone who works there? Research...
Friday, February 16, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Infection Prevention in Dental Settings »
February is National Children’s Dental Health Month. This month-long national health observance brings together thousands...
Friday, February 16, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
This flu season has now reached pandemic levels (but it's not technically a pandemic) »
This flu season is turning out to be so intense that the number of people seeking care at doctors' offices and emergency r...
Friday, February 16, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Bacterial Infection From Flu Can Affect the Healthy, Too »
Bacterial pneumonia is the most important and serious complications of the flu. Doctors say it can affect, even cause...
Friday, February 16, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Special UV light safely kills airborne flu virus, finds study »
Continuous low doses of far ultraviolet C (far-UVC) light can kill airborne flu viruses without harming human tissues, acc...
Friday, February 16, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Managing Airborne Bugs »
With so much attention paid to cleaning and disinfecting surfaces and items like linens, infection control-minded faciliti...
Friday, February 16, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Veterans health administration outlines recommendations to combat 'crisis' of MDROs »
The Veterans Health Administration, the largest integrated healthcare system in the United States, is leading efforts to p...
Friday, February 16, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Researchers create device to analyze how breathing transmits flu virus »
Researchers at the University of Maryland have created a one-of-a-kind device that collects virus samples from your breath...
Thursday, February 15, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Expert: Antibiotic use may be tied to rise in 'lifestyle' diseases »
Martin Blaser, MD, doesn't dispute the fact that antibiotics have saved innumerable lives and revolutionized medicine. But...
Thursday, February 15, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Amalgam Recycling Rule Webinar: Does This Affect My Practice? »
A federal rule regarding the need for an amalgam separator in most dental offices became effective in 2017. More >>
Thursday, February 15, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
FDI Promotes Oral Health Priorities at World Health Organization »
The 142nd session of the World Health Organization (WHO) Executive Board was convened in Geneva, Switzerland, from 22-27 J...
Thursday, February 15, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Smart Thermometer Improves Flu Forecasting »
A new approach tested by researchers at the University of Iowa shows that de-identified data from a "smart thermometer" co...
Thursday, February 15, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Oral Smallpox Treatment Gains FDA NDA Acceptance and Priority Review »
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted SIGA Technologies, Inc's New Drug Application (NDA) for its oral fo...
Thursday, February 15, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
UAB School of Dentistry on Front Lines of Combating Opioid Epidemic »
While America fights a crippling opioid crisis, Alabama is challenged on an unparalleled scale. Ranked No. 1 in the nation...
Thursday, February 15, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Viruses are Falling From the Sky »
An astonishing number of viruses are circulating around the Earth's atmosphere -- and falling from it -- according to new...
Thursday, February 15, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
2018 Immunization Schedule Issued for U.S. Children »
The recommended childhood and adolescent immunization schedule for the United States has been issued for 2018 and publishe...
Thursday, February 15, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
During Mumps Outbreak, Third Dose of the Vaccine Can Help »
During a mumps outbreak, doctors can provide an optional third dose of mumps vaccine, according to the 2018 recommended im...
Thursday, February 15, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Chlorhexidine-induced Anaphylaxis Occurring in the Workplace in a Health-care Worker: Case Report »
Chlorhexidine has been widely used in the occupational field as an effective antiseptic and disinfectant, especially in th...
Thursday, February 15, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Drugs, Alcohol and Suicides Contribute to Alarming Drop in U.S. Life Expectancy »
Life expectancy in the U.S. has fallen for the second year in a row, thanks to a combination of drug and alcohol use and s...
Monday, February 12, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Personal protective equipment you need to hear about »
It’s important for all of us to stay current about the latest and greatest in dental products. This is especially true for...
Monday, February 12, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Instead of Filling Cavities, Dentists May Soon Regenerate Teeth »
Researchers recently discovered certain drugs, including one developed to treat Alzheimer’s, stimulate innate self-repair...
Monday, February 12, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Pandemic Risk: How Large are the Expected Losses? »
The worldwide spread of a serious infectious disease could result in pandemic-related deaths of 700,000 and annual economi...
Monday, February 12, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Device Standardization Can Be Dangerous »
Actual performance and safety improvement requires appropriate consideration of what type of standardization is being cons...
Monday, February 12, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Portable Medical Equipment: A Significant Source of Transmission »
Who cleans portable medical equipment (PME) and how often is just one important question prompted by the data uncovered by...
Monday, February 12, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
What's The Real Story About The Milkmaid And The Smallpox Vaccine? »
Jenner's work went down in history as the first scientific attempt to control an infectious disease through vaccination. N...
Monday, February 12, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Million Hearts® 2022: A Compelling Call to Action »
Join us for this session of Grand Rounds to hear what Tennessee is doing to create healthy communities. Learn what practic...
Monday, February 12, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Diabetes: Look after your teeth to look after your blood glucose »
A new study highlights the importance of oral hygiene for people with type 2 diabetes, after finding that those with the c...
Monday, February 12, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Show Your Kid's Smile Some Love During February's National Children's Dental Health Month »
Did you know tooth decay is the most common childhood disease?   The good news is that tooth decay is almost 100...
Monday, February 12, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Public Health Preparedness: Case Studies in Policy and Management »
A Q&A with the editors of Public Health Preparedness: Case Studies in Policy and Management , just released by APHA P...
Monday, February 12, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Cancer Risk Increased for Older Patients Living With HIV »
Cancer risk was found to be elevated in people living with HIV (PLWH), according to research published in Clinical Infect...
Monday, February 12, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Instrument Milk: Surgical Instruments Require Proper Maintenance »
During a recent survey, we were questioned by the surveyor if we treated our instruments with a lubricant. We responded th...
Wednesday, February 7, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Who's still smoking: Report highlights populations still at risk »
Although tobacco control measures have reduced overall smoking rates in the United States (from 42% in 1965 to 15% in 2015...
Wednesday, February 7, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
All in the family: Relatives of Zika virus may cause birth defects »
Relatives of Zika virus can damage developing fetuses in mice and were able to replicate in human maternal and fetal tissu...
Wednesday, February 7, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
HPV may lurk in your throat »
Human papilloma virus (HPV), the culprit behind cervical cancer and some forms of head and neck cancer may hide in small p...

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