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Agency and Association Update Spring 2014
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(AAMI) Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation
FDA to Stakeholders: Help Us Improve the Guidance Development Process  
Mills Announces Major Changes for HTM Departments 
FDA Forum to Seek Input on 3D Printing of Medical Devices 
FDA Sheds More Light on Appropriate Use of Standards  
AAMI Releases Publication on Cybersecurity in Healthcare 
AAMI Releases FAQ Resource On Wireless Challenge in Healthcare 
FBI Warns of Likely Rise in Cyberattacks in Healthcare  
Verizon Report Names Theft, Insider Misuse as Top Breach Threats 
AAMI Journal probes the challenges of battery management
Federal government aims to categorize health IT products by risk 
Cyberthreats loom with the end of Windows XP support 
FDA releases guidance on development of devices for children
FDA sees dramatic increase in recalls 
CMS announces reprieve on electronic health records
AAMI Journal shines light on growing impact of 3D printing in healthcare technology 
FDA to require electronic reporting for adverse events 
Experts to offer tips on overcoming wireless challenges 
FDA to hold forum on anti-biofilm technology 
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ADA (American Dental Association)
Comments sought on proposed sedation, anesthesia guideline revisions  
Dangers of head and neck cancers not well known by public, study finds 
Budget office reviews EPA separator proposal 
Stolen laptops lead to HIPAA settlements  
Tips for protecting health information on cell phones, tablets and laptop computers  
AADB, DANB launch state dental practice act database  
American Dental Association Report to Congress Addresses Barriers to Access 
Action for Dental Health bill 
CDA backs patient protection bill 
NIDCR to issue 2014-19 strategic plan 
Standards working group aims to clarify nickel-free label in dental products manufacturing
2014 GKAS Institute 
More than 75 countries celebrate World Oral Health Day 
Bacterium and fungus act in tandem to cause early childhood caries, Penn researchers say 
Land of a billion smiles welcomes FDI congress 
Emailing patient information requires attention to security, privacy issues 
ADA urges dentist exemption from Medicare enrollment 
HIPAA-covered dental practices 
Chairside medical screenings could save $102 million a year 
ADA, AAPD call for audit standards 
AAP celebrates 100 years 
ADA CERP releases 2013 annual report 
ADA joins global alliance 
ADA Oral Pathologist app assists in proper diagnosis 
Resources focusing on dental home, Head Start available 
Microsoft to discontinue support for Windows XP 
Maryland study looks at correlation between dental insurance and utilization 
Research sheds light on caries history 
ADA issues disease prevention paper 
Dentists, dental hygienist among top 10 best jobs in U.S.
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ADEA (American Dental Education Association)
Penn Team Identifies Promising New Target for Gum Disease Treatment
Call for programs for the 2015 ADEA annual session & exhibition 
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ADHA
American Dental Hygienists’ Association Celebrates Profession’s Second Century at Its Center for Lifelong Learning at the 91st Annual Session in Las Vegas 
Oral Cancer Foundation sponsors 15th annual Oral Cancer Awareness Month in April 2014  
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AGD (Academy of General Dentistry)
AGD welcomes dental community to new building
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APIC (Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology)
Hand hygiene pledge video wins APIC 2014 Film Festival 
Study: When hospital workers get vaccines, community flu rates fall 
Ultraviolet cleaning reduces hospital superbugs by 20 percent: Study 
CDC updates interim guidance on infection control for MERS-CoV 
Engage in the WHO SAVE LIVES: Clean Your Hands campaign, 5 May 2014 
New CDC Vital Signs report focuses on antibiotic use in hospitals
Top 9 ways to reduce the risk of pneumonia in the hospital
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CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
CDC Lab Determines Possible Anthrax Exposures: Staff Provided Antibiotics/Monitoring 
MERS-CoV not spread to household members or health care contacts of the two U.S. cases  
Latest CDC teen behavior survey finds less cigarette smoking, fewer fights, too much texting and driving 
US cancer survivors face significant economic burden  
Measles cases in the United States reach 20-year high 
Health, United States, 2013 includes special section on prescription drugs
Up to 40 percent of annual deaths from each of five leading US causes are preventable 
Report shows 20-year US immunization program spares millions of children from diseases 
Counterfeit drugs
CDC celebrates Minority Health Month! 
World Health Day
CDC supports APHA National Public Health Week 
CDC estimates 1 in 68 children has been identified with autism spectrum disorder 
CDC reports more cases of Heartland Virus Disease 
U.S. invasive cancer rates slightly down from 2009 to 2010
New study shows flu vaccine reduced children’s risk of intensive care unit flu admission by three-fourths 
Despite progress, ongoing efforts needed to combat Iifections impacting hospital patients 
New TB screening guidelines overseas save US Estimated $15 Million  
Severe diarrheal illness in children linked to antibiotics prescribed in doctor’s offices 
CDC reports flu hit younger people particularly hard this season 
U.S. safer when CDC works with other countries to fight infectious diseases 
CDC support to states, locals bolsters national health security 
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DANB (Dental Assisting National Board)
Summer 2014 Certified Press
Spring 2014 Certified Press
ADAA and DANB announce 2014 scholarship 
Online State Dental Practice Act Resource 
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FDA (US Food and Drug Administration)
FDA approves Lymphoseek to help determine the extent of head and neck cancer in the body 
FDA targets illegal online pharmacies in globally coordinated action 
FDA approves first human papillomavirus test for primary cervical cancer screening  
FDA proposes new expedited access program for medical devices that address unmet medical needs 
Proposed health IT strategy aims to promote innovation, protect patients, and avoid regulatory duplication
FDA proposes updates to Nutrition Facts label on food packages 
FDA issues first orders to stop sale, distribution of tobacco products 
FDA and European Medicines Agency strengthen collaboration in pharmacovigilance area  
FDA initiates the Secure Supply Chain Pilot Program to enhance security of imported drugs 
FDA Commissioner Hamburg travels to India  
FDA launches its first national public education campaign to prevent, reduce youth tobacco use 
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HHS (US Department of Health and Human Services)
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IOM (Institute of Medicine)
Supporting a Movement for Health and Health Equity – Workshop Summary  
Drug Repurposing and Repositioning - Workshop Summary  
Assessing Health Professional Education - Workshop Summary 
Capturing social and behavioral domains in electronic health records: Phase 1   
Health literacy and numeracy - Workshop summary 
Microbial ecology in states of health and disease - Workshop summary
Discussion framework for clinical trial data sharing: Guiding principles, elements, and activities 
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NIDCR (National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research)
Ideas for Enriching the NIDCR Small Business Programs 
E-Newsletter: April 1, 2014 
E-Newsletter: February 3, 2014
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NIH (National Institute of Health)
NIH launches 3D print exchange for researchers, students 
NIHSeniorHealth.gov offers info on quitting smoking for older adults 
NIH World Malaria Day statement 
Too much protein may kill brain cells as Parkinson’s progresses 
NIH funds influenza research and surveillance network 
NIAAA Recognizes Alcohol Awareness Month 2014 
HIV-infected men at increased risk for heart disease, large study finds 
Disorganized cortical patches suggest prenatal origin of autism 
Researchers discover underlying genetics, marker for stroke, cardiovascular disease 
NIH urges older Americans to protect their kidneys 
NIH opens research hospital to outside scientists 
NIH releases comprehensive new data outlining Hispanic/Latino health and habits 
Youth born with HIV may have higher heart disease risk, NIH network study shows 
First evidence-based diagnostic criteria published for temporomandibular disorders 
NIH research network finds many youth have high levels of HIV 
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NIOSH (National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health)
NIOSH eNews 
NIOSH study provides insight into healthcare worker training and handling of hazardous chemicals
NIOSH call for abstracts, webinar series launch to advance Total Worker Health™ 
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OSHA (US Dept. of Labor Occupational Safety & Health Administration)
New OSHA resource aims to help reduce injuries among workers in the nursing home and residential care industries 
OSHA and the American Staffing Association form alliance to protect temporary workers 
OSHA seeks nominations for members to serve on the National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health 
OSHA releases new educational bulletin on injury recording requirements to help protect temporary workers
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The Joint Commission
Sentinel Event Alert Issue 52: Preventing infection from the misuse of vials 
Hospital Undertakes Initiatives to Identify, Respond to, and Prevent Medical Identify Theft  
The Joint Commission Releases New Speak Up™ Infographic on Anesthesia and Sedation Safety 
CDC: More work needed to combat healthcare-associated infections 
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WHO/UN (World Health Organization/United Nations)
World Hepatitis Day: Think again
WHO concludes a MERS-CoV risk assessment mission in the United Arab Emirates
"Wise people" help to fight Ebola in remote villages 
WHO issues its first hepatitis C treatment guidelines 
Guidelines for the screening, care and treatment of persons with hepatitis C infection 
World Heath Day: UN urges countries to prioritize combat against vector-borne diseases 
On path to global eradication, UN health agency certifies 11 Asian nations free of polio 
Air pollution now linked to 1 in 8 deaths worldwide, UN health agency reports
UN marks World Day with calls for global solidarity to eradicate tuberculosis 
On International Day of Happiness, UN urges action to end poverty, build harmony 
Ebola Haemorrhagic Fever in Guinea (Situation as of 25 March 2014) 
Draft Guideline: Sugars intake for adults and children 
Yellow fever 
Poliomyelitis 
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