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Agency and Association Update September 2011

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ADA (American Dental Association)
9/11 plus 10: A look back on dentistry's response to tragedy
Since 9/11, standards, technology advance
'Slow process of renewal'
Dispose of unused, unwanted prescription drugs
Health literacy in dentistry
Dental practices disrupted by storm
Special report: An in-depth look at new dental schools
New schools tallied, both those opened and those in the works
Types of institutions that sponsor dental education
Trends in dental education
Session-goers can donate textbooks, handpieces for Haiti
IOM sought ADA input for women's preventive care recommendations
AGD (Academy of General Dentistry)
2012 AGD Annual Meeting & Exhibits
AGD tracked legislative activity
APIC (Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology)
APIC 2012
International Infection Prevention Week
CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
Million hearts: Preventing heart attacks and strokes
Contagion movie: Fact and fiction in film
CDC releases report on foods and foodborne agents associated with outbreaks in the United States
Smokers are smoking less
US blood supply vulnerable to parasitic infection spread by ticks
CDC Lancet article discusses public health preparedness progress and challenges
New CDC-developed diagnostic lab test for flu approved
CDC national survey finds early childhood immunization rates increasing
National survey shows HPV vaccine rates trail other teen vaccines
FDA (US Food and Drug Administration)
Statement from FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg, M.D. and Assistant Secretary for Health Howard Koh, M.D., M.P.H. on drug shortages
FDA announces new staff training for medical device reviewers
FDA hurricane preparedness checklist
FDA: Regulatory science plan positions agency to foster innovation through better science
HHS (US Department of Health and Human Services)
HHS announces Affordable Care Act funding opportunity to create jobs by building, renovating and repairing community health centers
IOM (Institute of Medicine)
Adverse effects of vaccines: Evidence and causality
NIH (National Institute of Health)
International genome consortium discovers new genes that control blood pressure
NIH study finds two doses of HPV vaccine may be as protective as full course
NIH-led team maps route for eliciting HIV neutralizing antibodies
NIOSH (National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health)
Practical demonstrations of ergonomic principles
OSHA (US Department of Labor - Occupational Safety & Health Administration)
OSHA issues compliance directive to address workplace violence
WHO/UN (World Health Organization/United Nations)
Evolution of H5N1 avian influenza virus does not increase risk to public health
Efforts of UN-led global anti-malaria partnership save a million lives in a decade
UN forum on healthier and safer workplaces kicks off in Istanbul
AIDS epidemic at critical juncture in Asia-Pacific region, says new UN report





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