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In The News June - July 2012
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Antibiotic Resistance
Drug-resistant germ in Rhode Island hospital raises worries
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Dental Office Safety
Needle stick injuries among dental students: Risk factors and recommendations for prevention
Grainger offers 5 tips to help prevent slips, trips and falls
ATA: Thyroid collars should be worn for all dental x-rays
Loss of sight caused by calcium hydroxide paste accidentally splashed into the eye during endodontic treatment: Case report
Needlestick injuries in dentistry
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Dental Unit Waterlines
Updated ADA statement on dental unit waterlines
Evaluation of in-office dental unit waterline testing
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Disinfectants
Cleaning supplies and equipment
The proper way to disinfect an environmental surface
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Emergency Preparedness
CDC unveils new pandemic preparedness tools
RAND gives Cities Readiness Initiative good marks
Hurricane readiness
Red Cross launches new emergency preparedness online tools
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Environmental Health
Study: Heavy cellphone use affects salivary glands
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Ergonomics
Stretching for musculoskeletal health
Protect your musculoskeletal health
Tips for ergonomics week
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Guidelines and Recommendations
CDC updates guide on hepatitis b virus-infected health providers, students
MMWR: Updated CDC recommendations for the management of hepatitis B virus–infected health-care providers and students
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Hand Hygiene
Patient safety tool: Hand rub selection checklist
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Infection Control in Dentistry
Colorado: Thousands at HIV risk from dentist's reused syringes, needles
A case series: Herpes simplex virus as an occupational hazard
The risk of blood exposure incidents in dental practices in the Netherlands
Infection prevention in dental radiography
Infection control issue letters sent to Aberdeen dental clinic patients
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Infectious Diseases
The ecology of disease
Health care workers' mobile phones: A potential cause of microbial cross-contamination between hospitals and community
4 more hepatitis C cases confirmed in NH outbreak
Summer camps warned of whooping cough outbreak
Oral cancer virus associated with gum disease
MRSA cases fall nationwide, study finds
300,000 people in US living with Chagas Disease: Report
Mad cow disease can infect autonomic nervous system before central nervous system
Jacksonville tuberculosis outbreak kept secret for months
Deadly new infection hits native communities: Researchers
What recent measles and rubella outbreaks in Europe can teach the US
What you should know for the 2012-2013 influenza season
Viral hepatitis surveillance – United States, 2010
Revised estimate increases global H1N1
Study digs into secrets of keeping HIV in check
Community-acquired MRSA cases on the rise in New York City, study suggests
Brazil's AIDS success story faces uncertain new chapter
Pertussis surge continues in several states
Dr. Tom McKnight recounts personal devastation, urges colleagues to check injection practices
What Asian Americans should know about liver cancer and hepatitis B
Hepatitis C 'switch' offers target for new drug research
Prevalence of chronic hepatitis B may exceed 2 million, higher in US than previously reported
Effect of an educational course at an Iranian dental school on students' knowledge of and attitudes about HIV/AIDS
Oral HIV swab test nearing FDA approval
Flesh-eating bacteria no cause for panic, experts say
2011-2012 flu season draws to a close
CDC posts healthcare setting outbreak reports for Hepatitis Awareness Month
Stubborn infection, spread by insects, is called ‘The New AIDS of the Americas'
Hepatitis B found in assisted living
Hepatitis awareness
Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease
Alaska targets an old foe: Tuberculosis
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Instrument Processing
Advanced Sterilization Products (ASP) Sterrad Cyclesure 24 Biological Indicator: Safety communication – potential risk of infection
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Meetings and Conferences
2012 ADA Annual Session: San Francisco
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Occupational Health
Occupational hazards and preventive practices among students and faculty at a private dental institution in India
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Patient Safety
6 elements of a true patient safety culture
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Personal Protective Equipment
Personal protective equipment
Respiratory protection: Compliance, research are key issues for the future
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Vaccines and Immunology
Hepatitis B vaccination and associated factors among dentists
HPV vaccine provides 'herd immunity'
Shingles vaccine safe for those with autoimmune diseases: Study
Adults need immunizations, too
Early flu-vaccine production forecast: up to 149 million doses
Teen immunization rates improve with middle school vaccine mandates
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Water Quality
Improved but not always safe: Despite global efforts, more than 1 billion people likely at risk for lack of clean water
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