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Agency and Association Update August 2012
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ADA (American Dental Association)
Medical school program focuses on oral health education
ADA reports on cone beam CT in August JADA
The Review spotlights amalgam separators
Eighth annual Dental Office Managers Conference set for Sept. 6-8
'JADA Live' CE seminar series to debut
Dental coalition urges Surgeon General's report
Oral health status measured in national survey
The state of fluoridation
Two new standards projects open for circulation, comment
Setting the record straight is live on the Web
ADEA (American Dental Education Association)
Journal of Dental Education
2013 ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition
AGD (Academy of General Dentistry)
2013 Annual Meeting
APIC (Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology)
Nurse staffing, burnout linked to hospital infections
CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
Gradual drop in youth tobacco use continues, but significant problem areas remain
Six in 10 adults now get physically active by walking
Drop in cigarette consumption offset by increases in other forms of smoked tobacco
CDC: Amazon study finds routine rabies exposures
West Nile virus disease cases up this year
CDC reports progress, innovations and challenges in scaling-up Prevention of Mother-to-Child-Transmission (PMTCT) efforts in Africa
New CDC studies point to better practices in timing, testing, and retention of patients in HIV anti-retroviral drug treatment (ART) in Africa
CDC helps increase countries' skills in HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment programs through collaborative research, training and mentoring in Africa
FDA (US Food and Drug Administration)
Eating outdoors, handling food safely
Outsmarting poison ivy and other poisonous plants
Food safety guides for groups most vulnerable to foodborne illness now available
FDA: More than 150 antiretroviral drugs available through PEPFAR for worldwide HIV/AIDS relief
HHS (US Department of Health and Human Services)
Statement from HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on Community Health Center Week
HHS grants to help veterans get jobs as physician assistants
Secretary Sebelius announces innovative public-private partnerships to turn the tide together in fight against HIV/AIDS
First Lady Michelle Obama and Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announce next chapter of Let's Move! Cities Towns and Counties
Physicians using electronic health record technology, express positive views
IOM (Institute of Medicine)
Post-incident recovery considerations of the health care service delivery infrastructure - Workshop summary
How can health care organizations become more health literate? - Workshop summary
Informatics needs and challenges in cancer research - Workshop summary
NIH (National Institute of Health)

NIH Study shows equatorial regions in Brazil less affected by 2009 influenza pandemic

NIH video reveals the science behind yoga
NIH creates Office of Emergency Care Research
NIH and DC Department of Health work together to find new approaches to deter HIV/AIDS
Colleges and communities can reduce alcohol-related harm to students
NIH scientists identify likely predictors of hepatitis C severity
NIOSH (National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health)
NIOSH Science Blog: Sleep, pain, and hospital workers
NIOSH eNews: August, 2012
NIOSH Science Blog: Making the case for paid sick leave
NIOSH Science Blog: Safer and healthier at any age: Strategies for an aging workforce
NIOSH Update: NIOSH Total Worker Health Program explores employer support for work and family balance
OSHA (US Department of Labor - Occupational Safety & Health Administration)
OSHA issues two educational resources on protecting workers from mercury exposure in fluorescent bulbs
The Joint Commission
Flu vaccine mandate
WHO/UN (World Health Organization/United Nations)
Ebola in Uganda
Hepatitis: "It's closer than you think”
United Nations launches campaign to encourage good deeds for World Humanitarian Day
UN officials urge action to ‘turn the tide' on global HIV/AIDS epidemic





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