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Private Practice Dentists Improve Antibiotic Use After Dental Antibiotic Stewardship Education From Infectious Diseases Experts
Saturday, August 13, 2022 12:03 PM
Private practice dentists represent 72% of United States dentists. We conducted a prospective cohort study of private practice dentists comparing antibiotic use before and after dental antibiotic stewardship education by infectious diseases (ID) antibiotic stewardship experts. Read more. 
COVID-19 and the School Year Ahead (Aug. 13, 2022)
Saturday, August 13, 2022 12:02 PM
Pediatric ID physicians Buddy Creech, MD, MPH, FPIDS, PIDS president, and Andrea Shane, MD, MPH, discuss COVID-19's impact on the school year ahead. Read more. 
Surge in infectious diseases was inevitable, Dr. Michael Osterholm says
Saturday, August 13, 2022 12:00 PM
From COVID-19 to polio to monkeypox, infectious disease threats have dominated the headlines and public discourse in recent weeks. Read more. 
Health Care Utilization in the 6 Months Following SARS-CoV-2 Infection
Saturday, August 13, 2022 11:58 AM
These findings suggest that health care systems should consider long-term strategic resource allocation in response to the expected elevated health care utilization experienced by patients with SARS-CoV-2 infection for at least 6 months following the acute stage of infection. Read more. 
Polio found in NYC wastewater; local circulation likely
Saturday, August 13, 2022 11:56 AM
Wastewater surveillance has now detected polio in samples from New York City, suggesting further local spread in the wake of earlier detections in two nearby counties, Rockland and Orange, the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) and NYC Health announced today. Read more. 
WHO renames lineages of monkeypox, moving away from geographic links
Saturday, August 13, 2022 11:54 AM
The World Health Organization on Friday renamed the two branches of the monkeypox virus, moving away from identifying them with geographic titles and instead giving them Roman numerals. Read more. 
Indoor Air Management of Airborne Pathogens Lessons, Practices, Innovations
Friday, August 12, 2022 02:25 PM
The Environmental Health Matters Initiative (EHMI) of the National Academies invites you to register for the first workshop in our three-part series on Indoor Air Management of Airborne Pathogens building upon the 2020 workshop on the airborne transmission of SARS-CoV-2. These workshops will explore strategies needed for airborne disease control and risk reduction in enclosed places by drawing on accumulated community and institutional knowledge, on-the-ground observations of indoor environments management during the pandemic, and novel and promising scientific discoveries. Read more. 
How to Protect Yourself and Others
Friday, August 12, 2022 02:18 PM
There are many ways your actions can help protect you, your household, and your community from severe illness from COVID-19. CDC’s COVID-19 Community Levels provide information about the amount of severe illness in the community where you are located to help you decide when to take action to protect yourself and others. Read more. 
IDSA on New CDC Changes to Post-COVID-19 Infection Recommendations
Friday, August 12, 2022 02:17 PM
Updated recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on masking and isolation post-COVID-19 infection are a positive sign that advances in vaccines and treatments have significantly lowered the risk of severe illness, hospitalization and death from the disease. However, with much of the country experiencing higher than 20% transmission rates, we cannot let our guard down. Read more. 
Isolation and Precautions for People with COVID-19
Friday, August 12, 2022 02:15 PM
If you were exposed to COVID-19, you should start taking precautions. Read more. 
Recovering from burnout: 5 steps to reclaim your life
Friday, August 12, 2022 02:13 PM
Burnout can completely devastate a person’s outlook on life as well as their overall state of well-being. To move forward, you must recognize its signs and identify ways to overcome it and enjoy your career and life. Read more.
Health conditions a dentist might find that have nothing to do with your teeth
Friday, August 12, 2022 09:27 AM
A visit to the dentist's office could provide a glimpse into your heart and brain health. Read more. 
Benefits of Getting A COVID-19 Vaccine
Friday, August 12, 2022 09:24 AM
There are many benefits of getting vaccinated against COVID-19. Read more. 
Long COVID: An Overview
Friday, August 12, 2022 09:22 AM
What is long COVID and what are common presentations of it? Read more. 
Infection Prevention Strategies Concordance in Canadian Dental Schools During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Friday, August 12, 2022 09:20 AM
The aim of this research was to identify variation in specific infection prevention and control (IPC) strategies across all dental schools in Canada and to evaluate the concordance concerning COVID-19 pandemic-related IPC strategies reported by clinic directors or IPC officers (CDs/IPCOs) and those reported by students, staff, and faculty in the schools. Read more. 
Was your at-home rapid antigen COVID-19 test negative? Do it again, FDA says
Friday, August 12, 2022 09:13 AM
You swabbed the inside of your nose and performed the at-home rapid antigen test for COVID-19 and thankfully, it was negative. Read more. 
MMWR Weekly - August 12, 2022
Thursday, August 11, 2022 07:57 PM
Weekly / Vol. 71 / No. 32. Read more. 
CDC unveils streamlined COVID-19 guidance
Thursday, August 11, 2022 04:55 PM
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today updated its COVID-19 guidance, which deemphasizes distancing measures and focuses on protecting the most vulnerable groups. Read more. 
CDC loosens coronavirus guidance, signaling strategic shift
Thursday, August 11, 2022 04:50 PM
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday loosened many of its recommendations for battling the coronavirus, a strategic shift that puts more of the onus on individuals, rather than on schools, businesses and other institutions, to limit viral spread. Read more. 
Got Flu? Here’s How Long You’ll Be Contagious
Thursday, August 11, 2022 04:47 PM

When the leaves change colors. When your cozy sweater comes back from its summer vacation in the back of your closet. When everything is flavored with pumpkin spice. It can only mean one thing.  Flu season is coming. Read more. 

Is Polio Resurging? Readers’ Questions Answered by Infectious Disease Expert
Thursday, August 11, 2022 04:45 PM
Infection Control Today® asked Matt Pullen, MD, the questions from our readers about the NY polio patient. Read more. 
Polio Elimination in the United States
Thursday, August 11, 2022 04:42 PM
n the late 1940s, polio outbreaks in the U.S. increased in frequency and size, disabling an average of more than 35,000 people each year. Parents were frightened to let their children go outside, especially in the summer when the virus seemed to peak. Read more. 
What scientists know — and don’t know — about how monkeypox spreads
Thursday, August 11, 2022 10:04 AM
The explosive trajectory of monkeypox to nearly 90 countries since the current outbreak was detected in the United Kingdom in mid-May has caught many governments off-guard, and created confusion about how monkeypox spreads from person to person. Read more. 
10 reasons why dentists do -- and don't -- prescribe opioids
Thursday, August 11, 2022 10:02 AM
A dentist's decision whether or not they will prescribe opioids is influenced by several factors and their personal experiences. Researchers identified 10 major factors that impact dental opioid prescriptions in a recent study published in the Journal of the American Dental Association. Read more. 
Toothbrushing frequency linked to COVID-19 symptoms
Thursday, August 11, 2022 09:57 AM
In a study of more than 20,000 people in Japan, those who changed the time and frequency of their toothbrushing routine were more likely to have the three main symptoms of COVID-19, according to a study published recently in the International Dental Journal. Read more. 
Universal Vaccine Needed to Prevent Future COVID-19 Waves, Study Suggests
Thursday, August 11, 2022 09:54 AM
Scientists at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health modelling transmission dynamics of SARS-CoV-2 variants find common characteristics related to transmissibility and immune evasion, according to a study in in South Africa published today in eLife. Read more. 
100 Million Mouths, other initiatives putting oral health at forefront of primary care
Thursday, August 11, 2022 09:52 AM
UMass Chan Medical School leading efforts to integrate oral health into health care training nationwide. Read more. 
A vaccine for Lyme disease is in its final clinical trial
Thursday, August 11, 2022 09:50 AM
Ticks that carry Lyme disease have been on the march, spreading into more forests and brush areas around the U.S. and Europe. But lovers of the outdoors could get a new weapon against Lyme, if a new vaccine candidate performs well. It aims to protect people as young as five. Read more. 
Monkeypox: OHSU experts answer common questions
Thursday, August 11, 2022 09:48 AM
U.S. has declared a public health emergency; education is key to prevent spread of still-rare disease. Read more. 
NYU Dentistry and The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society to Provide Dental Care for Veterans with Blood Cancer
Wednesday, August 10, 2022 05:21 PM
Gift will provide dental care at no cost for veterans with blood cancer who are not eligible for dental care through the VA. Read more.
National Immunization Awareness Month
Wednesday, August 10, 2022 05:18 PM
National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM) is an annual observance held in August to highlight the importance of vaccination for people of all ages. Metro Health reminds parents to ensure their children are up-to-date with vaccines. Read more. 
Oral Health in America 2021: Making a Case for Curricular Change
Wednesday, August 10, 2022 05:16 PM
This recent NIH report on oral health in America identified three main call-to-action items that can serve as a framework for implementing changes in dental education that should be considered to significantly improve the nation's oral health. Read more. 
Biden-Harris Administration Bolsters Monkeypox Response; HHS Secretary Becerra Declares Public Health Emergency
Wednesday, August 10, 2022 05:14 PM
The PHE declaration is in concert with the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) work to explore new strategies that could help get vaccines to affected communities across the country, including using new dose-sparing approach that could increase the number of doses available, up to five-fold. Read more. 
IZ Express #1,646: Immunize.org releases new Vaccines: Monkeypox main page, and more
Wednesday, August 10, 2022 05:12 PM
IZ Express #1,646: Immunize.org releases new Vaccines: Monkeypox main page, and more. Read more.
The Pragmatic Return to Effective Dental Infection Control through Triage and Testing (PREDICT): Protocol for a Prospective Clinical Study in the National Dental Practice-Based Research Network
Wednesday, August 10, 2022 05:10 PM
The results of this feasibility study will help identify viability and functionality of COVID-19 triage and testing in dental practices and inform a larger network-wide study grant application that develops protocols that address safety concerns of patients and Dental Health Care Workers (DHCWs) in a COVID-19 environment. Read more. 
QUIZ: Oral Manifestations of Infectious Diseases
Wednesday, August 10, 2022 05:05 PM

Lets test your knowledge on oral manifestations of infectious diseases. Read more. 

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