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In The News January - March 2013
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Antibiotic Resistance
Antibiotic resistance a "catastrophic threat": UK medical chief
Study: Salmonella resistance to 2 key drugs increasing
CDC says ‘nightmare bacteria' a growing threat
Antibiotic 'apocalypse' warning
The future of antibiotics and resistance
HAIs linked to resistant organisms mostly unchanged in 2 years
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Dental Office Safety
December 1st, 2013 training requirements
Risk of sharps
Dental Unit Waterlines
Dental unit waterlines pose dangers
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Environment
UN convetion confirms phased-down approach for dental amalgam
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Ergonomics
Text neck: The link between texting and musculoskeletal injuries
Shine a light
Ergonomics and dental hygiene: It's all in how you say it
Why dental hygienists require special exercise
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Hand Care and Hygiene
Efficacy of hand hygiene products is subject of new ASTM antimicrobial standard
How hand sanitizers sans alcohol hold up
Soaps and hand sanitizers: What works best against germs?
Survey finds Americans don't wash hands more often during cold and flu season
Really? The claim: Hand sanitizer stops norovirus spread
Back to basics: Hand hygiene
Patient Empowerment as a Hand Hygiene Strategy
Experts offer tips for making hand hygiene lessons "stick"
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Infection Control in Dentistry
Do bib clips pose a cross-contamination risk at the dental clinic?
Blood contamination of used dental anesthetic cartridges
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Infectious Diseases
Death toll from new SARS-like virus climbs to 9
Antibiotic-resistant strain of E. coli increasing among older adults and residents of nursing homes
US-Mexico border: Hotspot for drug-resistant TB
US warns health officials to be alert for deadly new virus
CDC says ‘nightmare bacteria' a growing threat
SARS-like virus may be spreading through human contact
Novel coronavirus case in UK raises global total to 10
Doctors struggling to fight 'totally drug-resistant' tuberculosis in South Africa
Bugs without borders: The global challenge of MDROs
Flu season nearing the end, health officials say
Whooping cough may be becoming resistant to vaccines
Pneumonia strain has spread
Study: Airborne flu viruses may play big role in transmission
Link to African Ebola found in bats suggests virus is more widespread
US seniors hit hard by hepatitis B
Tough flu season in US, especially for the elderly
Case-control study of hepatitis B and hepatitis C in older adults: Do healthcare exposures contribute to burden of new infections
9 simple steps to protect yourself and your dental staff from flu
Slide show: A primer on scarlet fever
Slide show: A primer on rubella
Q&A with CDC flu expert Michael Jhung
New strain of norovirus spreads around the world
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Meetings and Conferences
Nation's Capitol Dental Meeting
ASDA Annual Session
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Patient Safety
Panel cites top 10 strategies for improving patient safety
AMA issues 5 patient safety guidelines
Standard written checklists can improve patient safety during surgical crises
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Vaccines and Immunology
Myths about the flu vaccine
Study finds waning pertussis protection in kids post-vaccination
CDC: Flu vaccine's spotty strength no excuse to skip shot
FDA panel approved four-strain flu shot
Experimental tuberculosis vaccine fails to protect infants
CDC: Pandemic vaccine prevented 1 million cases, 300 deaths
A simpler immunization schedule for kids and teens
The journey of your child's vaccine
American College of Physicians calls for immunizations for all health care providers
Flu vaccine at quadruple dose needed for those with HIV
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