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Agency and Association Update January - April 2013
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ADA (American Dental Association)
Baby boomers may boost dental economy
Children's dental visits, unmet need
Who calls the shots?
Disaster response law recognizes dental role
It's World Oral Health Day
April is National Facial Protection Month
ADA cites infection control resources as media focuses on Oklahoma oral surgeon
"The Doctor Oz Show" features sensationalistic segment on dental amalgam
FDA issues guidance on use of 'latex-free' medical products labeling
ADA responds to Consumer Reports on oral cancer screenings
Eyes on oral cancer awareness in April
Grants authorized for violence education, training
Congress approves dental responder legislation
Volunteer in Jamaica
Center for Professional Success to launch this fall
It's time for dental office safety checks
IOM workshop examines oral health literacy
ADA Foundation supports Give Kids A Smile
Economic census under way
New maternal/child oral health resources online
Smiles spread across country today
New draft standards available for review, comment
ADA ACE Panel seeks clinical dentists for product feedback
FDA proposes device reclassification
FDI invites dentists to submit abstracts
New HIPAA rules issued
Congress jump starts dental responder legislation
Treaty imposes no curbs on amalgam use
Infection control pioneer James Crawford, Ph.D., dies at 81
Mercury treaty offers dental amalgam options
Time to champion evidence-based dentistry
Research links vitamin D and healthy teeth
Tips to keep mobile technology secure
ADA Foundation still accepting Hurricane Sandy donations
Three years later, dentists rebuild in Haiti
Fluoridation news
University of Utah set to open state's second dental school in fall of 2013
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ADEA (American Dental Education Association)
2013 ADEA Allied Dental Faculty Leadership Development Program
Journal of Dental Education
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AGD (Academy of General Dentistry)
Academy of General Dentistry members strive to protect patients from infection
Using mouthrinse reduces plaque and gingivitis more than toothbrushing alone
Academy of General Dentistry names new Executive Director/CEO
Tips for tots' teeth
2013 Annual Meeting
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APIC (Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology)
Download new Guide to Infection Prevention in Emergency Services
CRE: The ‘nightmare bacteria'
C. diff prevention activities fail to halt spread of deadly infection: survey
Download new Guide to Preventing Clostridium difficile Infections
March issue of AJIC highlights multidrug-resistant organisms
CDC issues Vital Signs report on CRE and urges action to stop their spread
Superbug CRE may endure in patients one year after initial infection: study
Outbreaks, epidemics and pandemics—what you need to know
CDC: Hospitals report reductions in some types of HAIs
Study: Infection preventionists know safe care
Top 10 ways to prevent infection in the New Year
Protect yourself from flu this season
Norovirus: How you can stay safe
January issue of AJIC highlights use of personal protective equipment
Disinfection caps cut CLABSI cases in half
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CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
CDC telebriefing on H7N9 influenza cases
Valley Fever increasing in some southwestern states
New CDC Vital Signs: Lethal, drug-resistant bacteria spreading in US Healthcare Facilities
CDC: Action needed now to halt spread of deadly bacteria
About one in five US adult cigarette smokers have tried an electronic cigarette
Innovative policy to prevent mother-to-child transmission of HIV shows positive impact
Multiple multistate outbreaks of human Salmonella infections linked to live poultry in backyard flocks
Million hearts releases new Spanish-language resources on heart health
Opioids drive continued increase in drug overdose deaths
Hospitals report reductions in some types of health care-associated infections
Love your health on Valentine's Day
New norovirus strain causing most norovirus outbreaks in United States
Are your kids protected from HPV-related cancers?
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FDA (US Food and Drug Administration)
FDA issues proposal to improve the quality of automated external defibrillators
FDA alerts health care providers and patients of the nationwide recall of all lots of sterile products distributed by Clinical Specialties Compounding Pharmacy
FDA alerts health care providers of recall of all sterile drug products by Med Prep Consulting in New Jersey
There's no guarantee of 'latex free'
FDA Commissioner Margaret A. Hamburg's Statement on the Institute of Medicine's Report "Countering the Problem of Falsified and Substandard Drugs”
Safe drug use after a natural disaster
Heart disease in women
Don't double up on acetaminophen
The evolution, and revolution, of flu vaccines
FDA approves new seasonal influenza vaccine made using novel technology
FDA proposes new food safety standards for foodborne illness prevention and produce safety
FDA approves first drug to treat multi-drug resistant tuberculosis
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HHS (US Department of Health and Human Services)
HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and Assistant Secretary for Global Affairs Nils Daulaire on World Health Day 2013
HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius statement on National Autism Awareness Month
HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius statement on National Public Health Week
HHS announces 2013 agenda to bring down costs and improve quality of care through implementation of health information technology
Health care law protects consumers against worst insurance practices
Statement from HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on African-American History Month
Statement from HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on American Heart Month
Statement from HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Statement from Assistant Secretary Nicole Lurie on FDA approval of new influenza vaccine manufactured with novel technology
New rule protects patient privacy, secures health information
New designs to make health records easier for patients to use
HHS announces first HIPAA breach settlement involving less than 500 patients
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IOM (Institute of Medicine)
The science and applications of microbial genomics - Workshop summary
Sharing clinical research data - Workshop summary
The economics of genomic medicine - Workshop summary
Oral health literacy - Workshop summary
Evaluation of PEPFAR
Countering the problem of falsified and substandard drugs
Delivering affordable cancer care in the 21st Century - Workshop summary
Childhood immunization schedule and safety: Stakeholder concerns, scientific evidence, and future studies
US health in international perspective: Shorter lives, poorer health
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The Joint Commission
New Joint Commission alert addresses medical device alarm safety in hospitals
The Joint Commission and JCR present the 2013 Emergency Preparedness Conference
Joint Commission's new ‘Hot Topics in Health Care' urges teamwork in transitions of care
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NIH (National Institute of Health)
NIH-supported study finds U.S. dementia care costs as high as $215 billion in 2010
Benefits of quitting smoking outpace risk of modest weight gain
NIH study sheds light on role of climate in influenza transmission
Toddler ‘functionally cured' of HIV infection, NIH-supported investigators report
NIH urges women to protect their heart health and to encourage others to do the same
National Wear Red Day®
NIH-developed candidate dengue vaccine shows promise in early-stage trial
H1N1 flu shots are safe for pregnant women
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NIOSH (National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health)
Workplace health Is public health
NIOSH eNews - April, 2013
NIOSH eNews: March 2013
NIOSH eNews: February 2013
TWH™ in Action! Volume 2, Number 1 - January 2013
Catching the flu: NIOSH research on airborne influenza transmission
NIOSH eNews: January 2013
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OSHA (US Dept. of Labor Occupational Safety & Health Administration)
US Labor Department's OSHA cites Newburgh, NY, medical practice for inadequate worker safeguards against bloodborne pathogen hazards
US Department of Labor's OSHA fines Englewood, NJ, surgical center $68,000 for failing to protect workers exposed to bloodborne pathogen hazards
US Labor Department's OSHA concludes fatality investigation at San Francisco VA Medical Center research laboratory, issues violation notices
OSHA reminds employers to post injury and illness summaries
US Labor Department obtains judgment ordering Maine dentist to pay $72,000 to two former employees who raised workplace health concerns
Workplace safety and the flu
US Department of Labor's OSHA finds 7 safety violations at Battle Creek, Mich., medical center for veterans
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WHO/UN (World Health Organization/United Nations)
Frequently Asked Questions on human infection with influenza A(H7N9) virus, China
‘Everything possible is being done' to tackle new flu virus, says UN health agency
Millions have hearing loss that can be improved or prevented
The European health report 2012: charting the way to well-being
Speeding up access to quality medicines in Africa
African Partnerships for Patient Safety: safer care through international partnerships
132nd WHO Executive Board session
WHO: Measles deaths decline, but elimination progress stalls in some regions
Progress against neglected tropical diseases
Fighting the illicit trade in tobacco products

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