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Agency and Association Update March 2012

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ADA (American Dental Association)
Senate passes dental responder legislation
CDC issues advisory on soaring, deadly C. difficile infections
Dental Lab Summit continues to foster positive relationships
Members of Congress see ‘chilling precedent’ in FTC proceedings
‘Industry feels even better than it did a year ago’
Medicare updates website provider resources
‘No tobacco products should be exempted from oversight’
A decade of bringing smiles to Jamaica
Dental lab registration: what does it mean?
Senate hearing focuses on access to care
ADEA (American Dental Education Association)
March 2012 Journal of Dental Education
2012 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)
Infection control certification associated with lower MRSA infection rates
Labs, infection preventionists need to work together to facilitate rapid response to healthcare-associated infections, survey says
Statement by APIC about CDC Vital Signs report on Clostridium difficile
APIC 2012 Annual Conference
CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
Vital Signs: Stop C. difficile Infections
New CDC campaign aims to stem HIV crisis among black women
Life-threatening germ poses threat across medical facilities
New influenza virus discovered in Guatemalan fruit bats
Majority of dairy-related disease outbreaks linked to raw milk
FDA (US Food and Drug Administration)
FDA approves first quadrivalent vaccine to prevent seasonal influenza
Take care of your eyes
FDA approves first cell-based product to treat oral mucogingival conditions in adults
FDA acts to bolster supply of critically needed cancer drugs
HHS (US Department of Health and Human Services)
Surgeon General releases new report on youth smoking
Secretary Sebelius announces next stage for providers adopting electronic health records
IOM (Institute of Medicine)
Safe and effective medicines for children: Pediatric studies conducted under BPCA and PREA
Measuring progress in obesity prevention - Workshop report
Alzheimer's diagnostic guideline validation: Exploration of next steps - workshop summary
NIH (National Institute of Health)
NIH-funded study defines treatment window for HIV-positive children infected at birth
NIH launches consumer-friendly tips series on complementary health practices
Confused by genetic tests? NIH’s new online tool may help
More than 10,000 participants have joined the GuLF STUDY
NIOSH (National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health)
NIOSH eNews: March, 2012
OSHA (US Department of Labor - Occupational Safety & Health Administration)
US Labor Department's OSHA urges recovery workers, public to guard against hazards during tornado recovery efforts
The Joint Commission
New SAFE CARE Program to provide patient education at bedside and while receiving care
WHO/UN (World Health Organization/United Nations)
New WHO book showcases ways to safeguard medications
Millennium Development Goal drinking water target met
More than 900 000 lives saved by protecting people living with HIV from TB
Variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease
UN welcomes new evidence of antiretroviral therapy helping to prevent HIV infections
World meets goal of boosting access to clean water but lags on better sanitation – UN
UN updates guidelines on joint AIDS-tuberculosis treatment to save more lives





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