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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...
Wednesday, February 7, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Why isn't there a universal flu vaccine? »
With this year's flu vaccine likely to be only about 30 percent effective, according to Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the...
Wednesday, February 7, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Flu Wreaking Havoc on Hospitals, Infection Control Practices Struggling »
As the United States continues to battle a rough influenza season, the precarious situation has illuminated gaps in how we...
Wednesday, February 7, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Patients' Willingness to Participate in Rapid HIV Testing »
One in eight people living with an HIV infection in the United States is unaware of their status. Rapid HIV testing (RHT)...
Wednesday, February 7, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Impact of Operator Positioning on Musculoskeletal Disorders and Work Habits Among Mississippi Dental »
The purpose of this study was to assess impact of operator positioning on the development of musculoskeletal disorders (MS...
Wednesday, February 7, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
IAC Express #1347 »
Weekly News and Information from the Immunization Action Coalition More >>
Wednesday, February 7, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Alex Azar Sworn in as Secretary of Health and Human Services »
Alex Azar has been sworn in as President Donald Trump’s second health secretary. More >>
Wednesday, February 7, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
FDA explores single-dose packaging to reduce opioids abuse »
 In an effort to curb the prescription opioids abuse epidemic, the Food and Drug Administration on Jan. 30 announced...
Wednesday, February 7, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Cancer risk elevated with severe gum disease »
People with severe gum disease may be at greater risk for cancer, a U.S. study suggests.“What this report does is continue...
Wednesday, February 7, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
DEA launches new crackdown on pharmacies and opioid over-prescribers »
Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Tuesday that over the next 45 days, a “surge” of Drug Enforcement Administration agent...
Wednesday, February 7, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Study shows inappropriate antibiotic prescribing differs by patient age, insurance, race »
A patient's age and race are associated with risk of receiving an unneeded antibiotic prescription for upper respiratory c...
Wednesday, February 7, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Statement from FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., on new steps to help prevent new addiction »
Since establishing the Opioid Policy Steering Committee in May, senior FDA leaders across the agency have been hard at wor...
Wednesday, February 7, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Patient Exposure to X-rays Depends on How Dentists are Paid »
A major study looking into how financial arrangements with dentists affect what goes on in the dentist's chair has found a...
Wednesday, February 7, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Developing a Water Management Program »
While the presence of Legionella in any water system presents a danger to occupants, the threat of infection is particular...
Wednesday, February 7, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Does Wearing a Surgical Mask Prevent the Flu? »
Flu 2018 panic is in full swing, and with very good reason. Already termed “moderately severe” by the Centers for Disease...
Wednesday, February 7, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
It's Not Too Late to Get Your Flu Shot »
Haven’t had your flu shot yet? It’s not too late. And there are still good reasons to get one. More >>
Wednesday, February 7, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Tough Flu Season Could Kill Tens of Thousands »
Millions of Americans are suffering from the influenza virus in what public health experts say is an unusually active and...
Wednesday, February 7, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Whole-Genome Sequencing Identifies Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis Among Refugees »
A group of European scientists took part in an investigation that began in early 2016 after 4 refugees from the Horn of Af...
Wednesday, February 7, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Increasing Public Awareness is Vital in the Fight Against Infectious Diseases »
Public awareness campaigns on spotting the signs and symptoms of infectious diseases and how to prevent them, play a key r...
Wednesday, February 7, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Takeda's Zika Vaccine Gets U.S. FDA's 'Fast Track' Status »
Japan’s Takeda Pharmaceutical Co Ltd said on Monday the U.S. Food and Drug Administration had granted ‘fast track’ status...
Wednesday, February 7, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
CDC Briefing on Flu: This Season Characterized as 'Challenging' and 'Intense' »
In a briefing late last week, Brenda Fitzgerald, MD, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), cal...

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