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Agency and Association Update Spring 2014
mkTop 9 ways to reduce the risk of pneumonia in the hospital
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(AAMI) Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation
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 
ADA (American Dental Association)
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.
ADEA (American Dental Education Association)
Call for programs for the 2015 ADEA annual session & exhibition 
Oral Cancer Foundation sponsors 15th annual Oral Cancer Awareness Month in April 2014  
Annual session
AGD (Academy of General Dentistry)
AGD welcomes dental community to new building
2014 Annual meeting & exhibits
APIC (Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology)

New CDC Vital Signs report focuses on antibiotic use in hospitals

Top 9 ways to reduce the risk of pneumonia in the hospital
CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
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 
DANB (Dental Assisting National Board)
Spring 2014 Certified Press
FDA (US Food and Drug Administration)
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 

HHS (US Department of Health and Human Services)
HHS announces progress in disease prevention and health promotion 
National Public Health Week 
Updated Action Plan to Combat Viral Hepatitis released 
National Autism Awareness Month 
Proposed health IT strategy aims to promote innovation, protect patients, and avoid regulatory duplication 
HHS releases security risk assessment tool to help providers with HIPAA compliance 
County government settles potential HIPAA violations
Next edition of electronic health record technology certification criteria issued  
Nations commit to accelerating progress against infectious disease threats  
Statement by Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on CVS tobacco announcement 
HHS funds drug for bioterrorism, antimicrobial-resistant infections 
US and UK working to strengthen use of health IT for better patient care 
New committee to advise HHS on needs of children in disasters 
IOM (Institute of Medicine)
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 
NIDCR (National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research)
E-Newsletter: April 1, 2014 
E-Newsletter: February 3, 2014
NIH (National Institute of Health)
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 
NIOSH (National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health)
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™ 
OSHA (US Dept. of Labor Occupational Safety & Health Administration)
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
The Joint Commission
CDC: More work needed to combat healthcare-associated infections 
WHO/UN (World Health Organization/United Nations)
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 

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