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Agency and Association Update October 2011

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ADA (American Dental Association)
MRSA Research
Learn about electronic health records on Dental Practice Hub
Dentist Health and Wellness Conference participants share their life stories
National Museum of Dentistry offers autism guide for parents
AGD (Academy of General Dentistry)
AGD Annual Meeting & Exhibits
APIC (Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology)
International Infection Prevention Week marks 25th anniversary
Joint statement from APIC, SHEA, AORN and PIDS on FDA clearance of pediatric face mask
Education campaign launched to enhance patient care
CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
Fire prevention
CDC report shows about 112 million annual incidents of people drinking and driving
Affordable Care Act helps improve the health of the American workforce, increase workplace health programs
CDC takes new steps to combat childhood obesity
CDC releases surveillance data on waterborne disease outbreaks
New proposed guidelines for organ transplantation
Rotavirus vaccination leads to large decreases in health care costs and doctor visits
CDC report details influenza prevention and treatment for children and teens
Lung cancer rates decline nationwide
New public-private sector initiative aims to prevent 1 million heart attacks and strokes in five years
FDA (US Food and Drug Administration)
Driving biomedical innovation: Initiatives for improving products for patients
FDA, CMS launch pilot program for voluntary parallel review of innovative devices
FDA and NIH announce joint study on tobacco use and risk perceptions
FDA works to improve science used to approve medical devices
FDA: New transparency report outlines proposals for enforcement data, for public comment
FDA seeks comment on streamlined review of lower risk, new technology, devices
FDA participates in global efforts to protect consumers and patients from unsafe drugs on the internet
FDA clears first single use face mask for children
FDA confirms Listeria monocytogenes on Jensen Farms' Rocky Ford-brand cantaloupes
HHS (US Department of Health and Human Services)
US Government and World Health Organization sign agreement to help developing countries strengthen their capabilities to meet International Health Regulations
IOM (Institute of Medicine)
The Richard and Hinda Rosenthal Lecture 2011: New fontiers in patient safety
Incorporating occupational information in electronic health records: Letter report
Prepositioning antibiotics for anthrax
State and local policy initiatives to reduce health disparities - Workshop summary
NIH (National Institute of Health)
NIH launches research program to explore health effects from climate change
Priming with DNA vaccine makes avian flu vaccine work better
Down syndrome consortium formed
NIOSH (National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health)
Occupational epidemiology and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
NIOSH eNews: October, 2011
NIOSH thanks IOM, review panel for review and recommendations on incorporating occupational information on electronic health records
Bed bugs!
Prevention through design standard
Practical demonstrations of ergonomic principles
OSHA (US Department of Labor - Occupational Safety & Health Administration)
US Labor Department sues Beverly, Mass., dentist for allegedly firing employee who raised concerns about contaminated needle disposal
WHO/UN (World Health Organization/United Nations)
WHO warns of consequences of underfunding TB
Mental Health Atlas 2011
Measles outbreaks: Regions of the Americas, Europe and Africa
UN agency raises awareness of heart disease risk factors on World Heart Day





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