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Agency and Association Update May - July 2013
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ADA (American Dental Association)
Standards committee seeks nominees for subcommittee chair, vice chairmen roles
ERs seeing increase of people visiting with dental problems
AHRQ reports
Study eyes global burden of oral conditions
What's in your water?
Oral health resources available
ADA commends Senate oral health care bill
University of Michigan study evaluates frequency of dental visits
Dental material suppliers, others offer aid to Oklahoma tornado victims
May devoted to High Blood Pressure Education Month
Pregnant dental patients
Write the DARW slogan
GKAS program helps families get needed care
ADEA gives awards to educators
Dentists recount Boston bombing experiences
Surgeon general endorses fluoridation
Dr. Dominick DePaola, educator and researcher, dies at 70
Justice announces AwDA communication settlements
ADA Laboratories comprise a wealth of often overlooked assets
FDI Congress seeks to connect dentists worldwide in Istanbul
Focus on Oklahoma oral surgeon puts spotlight on infection control in dentistry
Safety checklist on
ADEA (American Dental Education Association)
Journal of Dental Education
Bulletin of Dental Education
AGD (Academy of General Dentistry)
New research shows cheese may prevent cavities
Soda and illegal drugs cause similar damage to teeth
2014 annual meeting
APIC (Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology)
July issue of AJIC highlights Staphylococcus aureus
Pre-pregnancy diabetes increases risk of MRSA among new mothers
Coronavirus infection control guidance
The very basics about HIV and AIDS
June issue of AJIC highlights hand hygiene
Mandatory flu vaccination of healthcare personnel does not lead to worker exodus
Three out of 20 scopes used to examine GI tracts and colons improperly cleaned
Twitter a popular source for vaccination information, debate
Tornado aftermath: disaster resources
APIC selects Texas expert to lead revisions to premier infection prevention text
Response from APIC: Boston Marathon bombings
CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
HHS grants to bolster disaster preparedness for health care, public health
New CDC Vital Signs: Prescription painkiller epidemic among women
New study shows HPV vaccine helping lower HPV infection rates in teen girls
CDC partners with 104 employers for National Healthy Worksite Program
CDC urges everyone: Get ready to stay cool before temperatures soar
Older Americans, pregnant women face highest risk from Listeria food poisoning
MRSA study slashes deadly infections in sickest hospital patients
Campaign encourages smokers to "Talk With Your Doctor” for help quitting
Study suggests only half of Americans with hepatitis C receive complete testing for the virus
One in five adults meet overall physical activity guidelines
Infections from some foodborne germs increased, while others remained unchanged in 2012
Smoke-free subsidized housing would save $521 million a year
FDA (US Food and Drug Administration)

510(k) Submissions - Dental Barriers And Sleeves

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has created a new product code (PEM) for dental barriers and sleeves used with multi-use devices under the classification regulation of 21 CFR 878.4370. The FDA will be receiving 510(k) submissions for dental barriers and sleeves.

FDA approves first genotyping test for patients with hepatitis C virus
FDA clears first blood tracking device that uses Radio Frequency Identification technology
Food allergies: What you need to know
FDA alerts health care providers of lack of sterility assurance of drug products from The Compounding Shop
FDA issues alert about lack of sterility assurance of drug products from ApotheCure, Inc. and NuVision Pharmacy and of forthcoming recall
HHS (US Department of Health and Human Services)
States prepare for seamless exchange of health records after disasters
New certified health IT mark announced
Final HHS Health IT Safety Plan issued
HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on PTSD Awareness Month
HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius Statement for National HIV Testing Day 2013
HHS releases new Public Health Service guideline to reduce disease transmission through organ transplantation
HHS Releases 2013 Alzheimer's Disease Update
Perfectly pleasing picnics
Inter-agency letter regarding hepatitis B discrimination issued
Take action during National Hurricane Preparedness Week
Doctors and hospitals' use of health IT more than doubles since 2012
Administration offers consumers an unprecedented look at hospital charges
HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on National Asthma Awareness Month
HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on Older Americans Month
Certification for electronic health record product revoked
IOM (Institute of Medicine)
Health literacy: Improving health, health systems, and health policy around the world - Workshop summary
Toward quality measures for population health and the leading health indicators
Nationwide response issues after an improvised nuclear device attack: Medical and public health considerations for neighboring jurisdictions - Workshop summary
Fostering Independence, participation, and healthy aging through technology - Workshop summary
NIH (National Institute of Health)
Federal report shows drop in proportion of children in US population
NIH scientists assess history, pandemic potential of H7 influenza viruses
NIH launches Dietary Supplement Label Database
New exhibition makes genome accessible to public
Statement by NIH Director Francis Collins on U.S. Supreme Court ruling on gene patenting
Genome: Unlocking life's code
How to whip whooping cough
Fact sheet: Impact of sequestration on the National Institutes of Health
NIH to fund clinical research network on antibacterial resistance
Flu in pregnancy may quadruple child's risk for bipolar disorder
Know stroke: Know the signs. Act in time.
Flu in pregnancy may quadruple child's risk for bipolar disorder
NIH statement on Asthma Awareness Month
NIH encourages Americans to make vision a priority during Healthy Vision Month
NIH statement on World Malaria Day April 25, 2013
NIOSH (National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health)
NIOSH eNews - July 2013
NIOSH eNews - June, 2013
How does work affect the health of the U.S. Population? Free data from the 2010 NHIS-OHS Provides the Answers
Work, stress, and health conference media advisory
Improving respirator use and compliance in healthcare – An invitation
May 2013 NIOSH eNews
Statement by John Howard, M.D., Director, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, for Workers' Memorial Day 2013
NIOSH factsheet
OSHA (US Dept. of Labor Occupational Safety & Health Administration)
OSHA and Canadian health department sign Memorandum of Understanding to align hazardous communication standards
American Family Care in Montgomery, Ala., cited by US Labor Department's OSHA for repeat and serious safety violations
OSHA launches initiative to protect temporary workers
The Joint Commission
Joint Commission awarded ONC Health IT contract
The Joint Commission launches educational campaign on adult depression
WHO/UN (World Health Organization/United Nations)
World Hepatitis Day, 28 July 2013
One third of world's population benefits from effective tobacco control measure
WHO releases new consolidated guidelines on HIV
Record number of people with HIV now accessing antiretroviral treatment – UN
10 facts on HIV/AIDS
WHO launches guidelines on systematic screening for active tuberculosis
IHR Emergency Committee concerning Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV)
UNAIDS welcomes new study, reiterates support for antiretroviral treatment
Pandemic influenza risk management   WHO interim guidance
Antimicrobial resistance
Billions without access to improved sanitation 2.4 billion people will lack improved sanitation in 2015
More than 270 000 pedestrians killed on roads each year
WHO encourages patient participation for hand hygiene in health care





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