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Agency and Association Update June - July 2012

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ADA (American Dental Association)
CDC updates guide on hepatitis B virus-infected health providers, students
Disaster victims may apply for ADA Foundation grants
Congress passes student aid legislation
Bienvenidos a
ADA responds to "Frontline" report debuts today
Kaiser Family Foundation convenes dental coverage, access forum
Oral health legislation introduced in Congress
Dental groups urge US opposition to international amalgam curbs
Demand prompts return of ADEA Emerging Academic Leaders Program
JADA editor earns Oral Medicine's highest honor
Foundation assists states with MOM events
Profession, lawmakers meet on ‘heavily traveled' two-way streets
ADEA (American Dental Education Association)
2013 ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition
AGD (Academy of General Dentistry)
AGD Foundation and Special Olympics Special Smiles® (SOSS)
APIC (Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology)
APIC introduces infection prevention competency model
Infection preventionists reduce MRSA incidence among elderly patients by 82 percent over nearly three-year period
Rehospitalizations after treatment for surgical site infections add $10-65 million to healthcare costs: new analysis
CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
Measles travels: Stay healthy at the Summer Olympics
Methadone linked to 30 percent of prescription painkiller overdose deaths
HHS grants bolster health care and public health disaster preparedness
Innovative CDC effort expands HIV testing into pharmacies
New CDC test for dengue approved
Nearly half of US adults were not receiving key preventive health services before 2010
CDC study finds universal motorcycle helmet laws increase helmet use, save money
US high school students improve motor vehicle-related health behaviors
Young people say "tobacco—I'm not buying it"
Heart disease and stroke deaths drop significantly for people with diabetes
CDC announces first ever National Hepatitis Testing Day and proposes that all baby boomers be tested once for hepatitis C
Survey reveals growing national impact of asthma
Task Force recommends team-based care for improving blood pressure control
FDA (US Food and Drug Administration)
Food and Drug Administration Safety and Innovation Act (FDASIA)
Genome project for food pathogens launched
FDA approves first over-the-counter home-use rapid HIV test
FDA allows marketing of first test to identify certain bacteria associated with bloodstream infections
FDA approves new combination vaccine that protects children against two bacterial diseases
Celebrate men’s health this June
Children and asthma: The goal is control
Benzocaine can put babies at risk
HHS (US Department of Health and Human Services) embraces new digital government strategy
New health IT effort aimed at reducing prescription drug abuse to be tested in Indiana and Ohio
Health care law expands community health centers, serves more patients
More than 100,000 health care providers paid for using electronic health records
HHS harnesses the power of health data to improve health
HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on National Hurricane Preparedness Week
Statement from Assistant Secretary for Health Dr. Howard K. Koh on World No Tobacco Day
United States and Mexico make efforts to strengthen US-Mexican bi-national health
Obama administration presents national plan to fight Alzheimer's disease
IOM (Institute of Medicine)
The mental health and substance use workforce for older adults: In whose hands?
Public engagement on facilitating access to antiviral medications and information in an influenza pandemic - Workshop series summary
Alliances for obesity prevention: Finding common ground - workshop summary
NIH (National Institute of Health)
NIH awards $31 million for HIV/AIDS vaccine immunology and immunogen discovery
NIH to present the latest AIDS research advances at AIDS 2012
Adding nevirapine to HIV regimen halves newborn transmission rate
Children exposed to HIV in the womb at increased risk for hearing loss
NIH study finds HIV-positive young men at risk of low bone mass
NIH Human Microbiome Project defines normal bacterial makeup of the body
NIH study finds childhood CT scans linked to leukemia and brain cancer later in life
HIV superinfection in Uganda may be more common than previously thought, study finds
Prescription and illicit drug abuse is timely new topic on
NIH study shows poor quality malaria drugs pose threat
NIH statement on HIV Vaccine Awareness Day - May 18, 2012
NIOSH (National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health)
NIOSH eNews: July, 2012
NIOSH list of antineoplastic and other hazardous drugs in healthcare settings 2012
Blunt-tip surgical suture needles reduce needlestick injuries and the risk of subsequent bloodborne pathogen transmission to surgical personnel
NIOSH eNews: June, 2012
OSHA (US Department of Labor - Occupational Safety & Health Administration)
US Labor Department's OSHA identifies 26 safety and health violations at Veterans Affairs health care facilities in Northern California
The Joint Commission
Use of unlicensed persons acting as scribes
Joint Commission R3 Report explains new flu vaccine requirements
WHO/UN (World Health Organization/United Nations)
Ban appoints former deputy UN chief as new envoy for HIV/AIDS in Africa
Hand, foot and mouth disease cause of recent deaths in Cambodia – UN-backed inquiry
Health planning for large public events
WHO: Urgent action needed to prevent the spread of untreatable gonorrhoea
HIV country profiles: situation across Europe
Despite progress, efforts must be redoubled to end HIV/AIDS epidemic – UN officials
UN officials urge national leaders to fight industry's attacks in war against tobacco





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