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Dogs Sniff Out Covid-19 With Surprising Accuracy
Tuesday, June 07, 2022 05:34 PM
Canines were even able to detect asymptomatic cases. Read more. 
Coronavirus FAQ: I got COVID. Then I got it again. What's the deal with reinfection?
Tuesday, June 07, 2022 05:31 PM
We asked four specialists to answer frequently asked questions about reinfection. Read more. 
Monkeypox: CDC Raises Travel Alert, But How Much Threat Is it Really?
Monday, June 06, 2022 05:20 PM
With more confirmed cases in the United States, and the CDC raising the travel alert to Level 2, should individuals be concerned? ICT investigates. Read more. 
Beyond a healthy smile: caring for your mouth is caring for your welfare
Monday, June 06, 2022 05:17 PM
This new video series highlights how lack of access to dental services during COVID-19 lockdowns has impacted the oral health and well-being of people two years down the line. Read more. 
CDA Suggests Dental Practices Continue Masking
Monday, June 06, 2022 05:15 PM
In the state of California, mask wearing remains required in all healthcare settings, dental practices included. Read more. 
Identify, Isolate, Inform: How Clinicians Can Help Stop the Spread of Monkeypox Virus
Monday, June 06, 2022 05:13 PM
Monkeypox is a zoonotic disease in the orthopoxvirus genus first isolated from macaques in 1958. The virus does not have an identified natural reservoir species, but evidence suggests rodents are the most likely. Animal-to-human transmission results from contact with bodily fluids or mucosal lesions on infected animals. Read more. 
Statement on National Time Out Day: The Joint Commission and the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses make time for time out
Monday, June 06, 2022 05:10 PM
Surgery on the wrong patient or wrong body part is called a “never event” because it’s never supposed to happen. The reality is that wrong site surgery occurs with depressing regularity, and it’s unacceptable. Wrong site surgeries occur an estimated 40 times a week, or five times a day, in the United States. Read more. 
Monday, June 06, 2022 11:58 AM
When researchers from multiple institutions anonymously surveyed 518 orthopedic residents, they found that 80.5% had experienced a sharps injury. Their study, “Workplace Hazards in Orthopaedic Surgery Training: A Nationwide Resident Survey Involving Sharps-related Injuries,” appears in the May 1, 2022 edition of the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Read more. 
Musculoskeletal Disorders Related to Dental Hygienist Profession.
Sunday, June 05, 2022 01:04 PM
In this cross-sectional survey, the lifetime prevalence of musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) among dental hygienists was evaluated using a 20-question online survey via social network. Read more. 
Doctors and nurses need 20-minute power naps during night shifts to keep patients safe
Sunday, June 05, 2022 01:02 PM
No doctor or nurse should work more than 3 night shifts in a row due to effects on both patient safety and their own personal safety. Read more.
A new COVID-19 vaccine may be on the way
Saturday, June 04, 2022 08:42 PM
FDA scientists say another COVID-19 vaccine appears to be highly effective, potentially offering a new tool to entice the millions of people who still aren't vaccinated to finally get inoculated. Read more. 
Dentistry continues to be completely safe with enhanced infection control: A look back two years later
Saturday, June 04, 2022 08:35 PM
Dr. Scott Froum reviews seminal studies published over the past two years demonstrating the safety of dentistry when strict infection control protocols are followed, even with potential new SARS-CoV-2 variants emerging. Read more.
Genetic data indicate at least two separate monkeypox outbreaks underway, suggesting wider spread
Saturday, June 04, 2022 08:32 PM
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday that new genetic sequencing data indicate there are at least two distinct monkeypox outbreaks underway outside Africa — a surprise finding that one official said suggests international spread is wider, and has been occurring for longer than has been previously realized. Read more. 
Human Papillomavirus Infection Increases Risk for Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss
Friday, June 03, 2022 12:22 PM
Human papillomavirus (HPV) infection was associated with an increased risk for sudden sensorineural hearing loss (SSNHL), according to findings published in EClinicalMedicine. Read more. 
Monkeypox Details for Infection Preventionists
Friday, June 03, 2022 12:20 PM
Adding to their exhaustion because of other diseases rampant worldwide, like influenza and COVID-19, infection preventionists need to understand and recognize the basics of monkeypox as well since it has made its debut in the US. Read more.
Does the World Still Need New Covid-19 Vaccines?
Friday, June 03, 2022 12:18 PM
Many reasons dictate a need for the development of a range of Covid-19 vaccines available for use across the world with the aim of bringing the pandemic under control. Each vaccine product has different attributes and advantages and disadvantages, and multiple factors must be considered to guide policy decisions. Read more. 
How long does COVID-19 vaccine protection last? Penn State College of Medicine sheds light on crucial question
Friday, June 03, 2022 12:16 PM
A study from Penn State College of Medicine found that COVID-19 vaccine effectiveness begins to drop off after a month, but protection against severe COVID-19 illness remains strong for about six months. Read more
Diabetes Incidence After Infection With COVID-19
Friday, June 03, 2022 12:08 PM
This study assessed diabetes incidence after infection with SARS-CoV-2. Read more. 
Investigation of the understanding on tropical infectious diseases and oral health among dental professionals in China
Friday, June 03, 2022 12:05 PM
This study aims to investigate the attitude and knowledge of Chinese dental professionals on tropical infectious diseases and oral health, and to explore the difference between different genders, education backgrounds, professional identities, professional titles and tropics working experience. Read more. 
National Safety Month
Friday, June 03, 2022 12:02 PM
Each June, we celebrate National Safety Month. While we all know safety is important year-round, this month we work to highlight efforts to prevent injury and death, from the workplace to anyplace. In this blog, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and the National Safety Council (NSC) are highlighting research and prevention efforts in the four themed areas for each week of the month: musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs); workplace impairment; injury prevention; and slips, trips, and falls. Help us spread the word about safety. Read more. 
NIOSH eNews: Volume 20, Number 2 (June 2022)
Friday, June 03, 2022 12:00 PM
NIOSH eNews: Volume 20, Number 2 (June 2022). Read more. 
MMWR Weekly - June 3, 2022
Thursday, June 02, 2022 01:08 PM
Weekly / Vol. 71 / No. 22. Read more. 
IZ Express #1,635: Ask the Experts – Adult Hepatitis B Vaccination and COVID-19 Vaccines
Thursday, June 02, 2022 12:05 PM
IZ Express #1,635: Ask the Experts – Adult Hepatitis B Vaccination and COVID-19 Vaccines. Read more. 
Answering the latest questions on COVID-19 and vaccines
Thursday, June 02, 2022 11:59 AM
COVID-19 infections in Wayne, Macomb and Oakland counties remain high despite the availability of vaccines and boosters. For answers and recommendations, we turn to Teena Chopra, M.D., M.P.H., professor of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases at the Wayne State University School of Medicine, and corporate medical director of Hospital Epidemiology, Infection Prevention and Antibiotic Stewardship at the Detroit Medical Center and Wayne State University. Read more. 
You're probably transporting your instruments the wrong way
Thursday, June 02, 2022 11:56 AM
The logistics and protocol of moving dental instruments from one location to another are more complex than some dental pros may realize. Michelle Strange, MSDH, RDH, breaks down how to transport your dental instruments properly. Read more. 
The high costs of not wearing masks in the dental office
Thursday, June 02, 2022 11:54 AM
Masks are still required in health care settings, including dental offices. But what is the cost to your business if you fail to impose masking in your practice? Read more. 
Alameda Health System data breach potentially affects 90,000 patients
Thursday, June 02, 2022 11:48 AM
Oakland, Calif.-based Alameda Health System reported that a data breach has potentially exposed the protected health information of 90,000 patients. Read more. 
Oro-facial mucocutaneous manifestations of Coronavirus Disease-2019 (COVID-19): A systematic review
Thursday, June 02, 2022 09:54 AM
We reviewed the prevalence, the likely aetiopathogenesis, and the management of oro-facial mucocutaneous manifestations of Coronavirus Disease-2019 (COVID-19), caused by the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus -2 (SARS-CoV-2). Read more. 
How to Prevent Slip, Trip and Fall Accidents
Thursday, June 02, 2022 09:43 AM
These incidents injure thousands of workers every year. Read more. 
The New USPSTF Recommendation Regarding Aspirin Use to Prevent Cardiovascular Disease.
Thursday, June 02, 2022 09:41 AM
The new USPSTF guidelines do not recommend routine preventive aspirin for everyone. The USPSTF recommends that the decision to initiate low-dose aspirin for the primary prevention of cardiovascular disease (CVD) events in adults 40–59 years who have a 10% or greater CVD risk with no increased risk for bleeding is an individual one between physician and patient, with moderate certainty that that the net benefit is small. The USPSTF recommends against initiating low-dose aspirin use for the primary prevention of CVD in patients aged 60 or older. Read more. 
IZ Express #1,634: Updated “Ask the Experts: COVID-19” web page, and more
Thursday, June 02, 2022 09:39 AM
IZ Express #1,634: Updated “Ask the Experts: COVID-19” web page, and more. Read more. 
Factors that affect dentists' use of antibiotic prophylaxis: Findings from The National Dental Practice-Based Research Network questionnaire
Thursday, June 02, 2022 09:37 AM
Little is known about factors that influence dentists' decision making concerning antibiotic prophylaxis (AP) prescribing. The objective of this study was to determine factors that influence dentists' AP prescribing habits in patients at risk of developing infective endocarditis and prosthetic joint infections. Read more. 
June is National Safety Month
Thursday, June 02, 2022 09:35 AM
Join the National Safety Council in June for National Safety Month—the annual observance to help keep each other safe from the workplace to anyplace. Read more.
New report finds growing link between mental, oral health
Thursday, June 02, 2022 09:33 AM
A report released during Mental Health Awareness Month in May highlights the growing link between mental and oral health. Read more. 
You Are Going to Get COVID Again … And Again … And Again
Thursday, June 02, 2022 09:24 AM
Will the danger mount each time, or will it fade away? Read more.
Stewardship / Resistance Scan for May 31, 2022 Resolution on infection prevention & control; Antibiotic overprescribing
Wednesday, June 01, 2022 03:32 PM
The World Health Assembly (WHA) last week passed a resolution that aims to make infection prevention and control (IPC) a critical element of addressing healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) and antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and of preparing for infectious disease health emergencies. Read more. 
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