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Agency and Association Update April 2012

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ADA (American Dental Association)
American Dental Association: Dental x-rays should be used sparingly to reduce radiation risk
‘Mutual, overarching goal should eclipse our differences’
New insurance coverage rewards diabetics who treat periodontal disease
April is National Facial Protection Month
Annual Session sneak preview
Professional Product Review gets new format
Surgeon General’s report focuses on young people
RWJF seeks preventive oral health models for study
ADEA (American Dental Education Association)
Journal of Dental Education
2013 ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition
AGD (Academy of General Dentistry)
Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) 2012 Annual Meeting
APIC (Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology)
APIC 2012 Annual Conference
Infection control certification associated with lower MRSA infection rates
Low levels of resistant bacteria found in Chicago-area ambulances
APIC, SHEA issue position paper on role of infection preventionists and healthcare epidemiologists in antimicrobial stewardship
APIC and SHEA submit joint testimony to Congress on infection prevention priorities
CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
Calls to quitline hit record high after CDC national tobacco ad campaign launch
CDC report finds US population has good levels of some essential vitamins and nutrients
CDC estimates 1 in 88 children in United States has been identified as having an autism spectrum disorder
Report to the nation finds continuing declines in cancer death rates since the early 1990s
Deaths from gastroenteritis double
Smartphones more accurate, faster, cheaper for disease surveillance
Healthy community design
FDA (US Food and Drug Administration)
A strategy to keep antimicrobials effective
CFDA's China offices focus on product safety
FDA and ISMP work to prevent medication errors
FDA takes steps to protect public health
FDA approves additional blood test for viruses linked to leukemia, neurologic diseases
FDA proposes lower risk classification for certain tuberculosis tests
FDA approves first cell-based product to treat oral mucogingival conditions in adults
HHS (US Department of Health and Human Services)
Statement from HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on World Health Day, April 7, 2012
Statement from Secretary Sebelius on National Public Health Week April 2012
Autism information
Statement by Secretary Sebelius on National Autism Awareness Month
CDC ad campaign reveals harsh reality of smoking-related diseases
IOM (Institute of Medicine)
For the public's health: Investing in a healthier future
Ensuring safe foods and medical products through stronger regulatory systems abroad
The role of obesity in cancer survival and recurrence - Workshop summary
Country-level decision making for control of chronic diseases - Workshop summary
Epilepsy across the spectrum: Promoting health and understanding
Crisis standards of care: A systems framework for catastrophic disaster response
Monitoring HIV care in the United States: Indicators and data systems
NIDCR (National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research)
E-Newsletter: April 19, 2012
NIDCR establishes National Dental Practice-Based Research Network
New target for periodontal disease
NIH (National Institute of Health)
Possible clues found to why HIV vaccine showed modest protection
New classification criteria released for research on Sjogren's Syndrome
1000 Genomes Project data available on Amazon Cloud
NIAID Statement on World TB Day - March 24, 2012
Nearly 800,000 deaths prevented due to declines in smoking
NIOSH (National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health)
NIOSH eNews: April, 2012
OSHA (US Department of Labor - Occupational Safety & Health Administration)
US Department of Labor's OSHA revises Hazard Communication Standard
The Joint Commission
Health care-associated infections (HAI) portal
WHO/UN (World Health Organization/United Nations)
UN-water global analysis and assessment of sanitation and drinking-water (GLAAS) - 2012 report
Dementia cases set to triple by 2050 but still largely ignored
Mercury and health





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