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Agency and Association Update February - March 2011

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ADA (American Dental Association)
Stakeholders discuss cone-beam computed tomography
Happy birthday Army Dental Corps
ADA workforce statement promotes dialogue on access
VA offers free screenings for veterans, cites 'potential lapses in infection control procedures'
Dental responder bill offered in House of Representatives
Dental schools name new deans
Association of Army Dentistry debuts online
EBD website posts 100th critical summary
NIDCR funds emergency room dental care study
AGD (Academy of General Dentistry)
July 28 to 31, 2011: AGD annual meeting & exhibits
APIC (Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology)
Study finds MRSA danger in gyms may be exaggerated
APIC updates its "Guide to Elimination of MRSA in Hospitals”
APIC calls for mandatory flu immunization of healthcare workers
AJIC study: MRSA screening saves hospitals money
CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
US cancer survivors grows to nearly 12 million
Infections in ICUs plummeting, too many remain in hospitals and dialysis clinics
Latest report on nation's health released
Most Americans with high blood pressure and high cholesterol at unnecessary risk for heart attack and stroke
CDC press briefing on vital signs report: Prevalence, treatment, and control of high blood pressure and high cholesterol
Number of Americans with diabetes rises to nearly 26 million
FDA (US Food and Drug Administration)
Counterfeit medicine
FDA to improve most common review path for medical devices
HHS (US Department of Health and Human Services)
HHS response to 2011 earthquake/tsunami disaster
HHS awards contracts to develop new flu vaccine technology
Massachusetts General Hospital settles potential HIPAA violations
HHS imposes a $4.3 million civil money penalty for violations of the HIPAA Privacy Rule
HHS releases new strategic plan to advance vaccine and immunization science and policy for the next decade
Statement of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, February 7, 2010
Fact sheet: Information on HHS BPA announcement
IOM (Institute of Medicine)
IOM News
HIV screening and access to care: Exploring the impact of policies on access to and provision of HIV care
Preventing transmission of pandemic influenza and other viral respiratory diseases: Personal protective equipment for healthcare personnel update 2010
NIAID (National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases)
Genetically modified fungi kill malaria-causing parasites in mosquitoes
Collaboration fuels promising new approach to a TB vaccine
NIDCR (National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research)
Order free educational materials for Children's Dental Health Month
E-Newsletter: February 3, 2011
NIH (National Institutes of Health)
New robot system to test 10,000 chemicals for toxicity
NIH urges — Be kind to your kidneys!
NIH study examines best time for healthy HIV-infected people to begin antiretrovirals
Six-Month drug regimen cuts HIV risk for breastfeeding infants, NIH study finds
NIH Scientists Unveil Characteristic of HIV Early in Transmission
NIH encourages women to take charge of their heart health
Level of tumor protein indicates chances cancer will spread
NIH summit to focus on management of radiation dose in computerized tomography
NIOSH (National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health)
NIOSH seeks insights from healthcare workers on chemical health, safety practices
Prevención de la sensibilización y la enfermedad por exposición al berilio
Preventing sensitization and disease from beryllium exposure
Worker Health eChartbook
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
OSHA timeline highlights 40 years of healthier workers, safer workplaces and a stronger America
OSHA issues enforcement guidance on personal protective equipment to protect general industry workers' safety, health
OSHA respiratory protection video discusses proper respirator use for healthcare workers
US Department of Labor's OSHA cites The Acadia Hospital in Bangor, Maine, for inadequate workplace violence safeguards
WHO/UN (World Health Organization/United Nations)
New pneumonia vaccine targets leading cause of child deaths worldwide – UN
Action needed to reduce health impact of harmful alcohol use
The Malaria Eradication Research Agenda (malERA) initiative
Further study needed on possible link between flu shot and narcolepsy – UN agency





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