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QUIZ: Test Your Radiation Safety Knowledge
Tuesday, November 21, 2023 06:35 PM
Test Your Radiation Safety Knowledge. Read more. 
Promoting health and wellness of dental professionals throughout their career
Tuesday, November 21, 2023 06:32 PM
Establishing a routine that emphasizes physical and mental wellness (such as yoga) can contribute to a longer, healthier dental hygiene career. These hygienists share what they’ve learned. Read more.
Food Safety Tips for Healthy Holidays
Tuesday, November 21, 2023 04:32 PM
Following these safe food-handling practices will help prevent food poisoning, also called foodborne illness. Read more. 
You Missed a Spot: 11 OSHA and Infection Control Details Dental Professionals Don’t Want to Overlook
Tuesday, November 21, 2023 11:23 AM
Here are 11 OSHA and infection control details that dental professionals don’t want to overlook. Read more.
Evaluation of dental education during the pandemic of COVID-19-Results from an online survey among dental students
Tuesday, November 21, 2023 11:21 AM
The aim of this study was to assess the students' experience with education during the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as to investigate their views moving forward after resumption of face-to-face education. Read more.
Oral manifestations of syphilis: Knowledge and skills of senior dental students and newly graduated dentists
Monday, November 20, 2023 05:26 PM
The knowledge of dental practitioners and academics about the oral manifestations of syphilis was unsatisfactory. Read more. 
Why testing newborns is critical for U.S. fight against hepatitis C
Monday, November 20, 2023 05:24 PM
Millions of Americans are estimated to live with chronic hepatitis C. Incidents of new infections have more than doubled since 2013, and for decades, stigma has played an outsized role in determining access to testing and treatment. Read more. 
Tuberculosis Remains One of World's Deadliest Diseases, but Hope for Vaccine Rises
Monday, November 20, 2023 05:21 PM
Global cases of tuberculosis — also known as TB — continued to rise last year as disruption to health services caused by the COVID-19 pandemic set back efforts to fight the disease, according to the latest report from the World Health Organization. Read more.
WHO: 'Collective action' needed to effectively reduce antimicrobial resistance
Monday, November 20, 2023 05:19 PM
In a study published in early 2022, an international team of researchers presented what remains the most comprehensive assessment yet of the toll of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) on human health. Read more.
HHS launches another round of free COVID tests
Monday, November 20, 2023 05:17 PM
Heading into the winter holiday season, the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) today offered another round of free COVID-19 rapid tests delivered through the mail. Read more.
These 4 lethal viruses could fuel the next pandemic, new research says. What they are—and how the world can prepare
Sunday, November 19, 2023 12:55 PM
Deaths from a handful of viruses that spill over from animals to humans are set to increase 12-fold by 2050 due to climate change and habitat encroachment, according to a new study published in the British Medical Journal. Read more. 
Optimal Laundering of Reusable Surgical Scrubs: A Comprehensive Review
Sunday, November 19, 2023 12:53 PM
Read a literature review that examines methods for laundering reusable surgical scrubs. Discover the importance of water temperature, disinfectants, and more in infection control. Read more. 
FDA Clears Way for Marketing First OTC COVID-19 Antigen Test
Sunday, November 19, 2023 12:51 PM
ACON Laboratories’ Flowflex COVID-19 Antigen Home Test completed the premarket review pathway and is the first test indicated for use in children under 18. Read more. 
Extensive Array of Public Health Organizations Support Ban on Flavored Cigarettes
Sunday, November 19, 2023 12:49 PM
The American Heart Association and 79 other national public health groups have united in support of the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) proposed rules to ban the sale of menthol cigarettes and flavored cigars. Read more. 
The flu is soaring in seven states and rising in others, health officials say
Sunday, November 19, 2023 12:08 PM
The U.S. flu season is underway, with at least seven states reporting high levels of illnesses and cases rising in other parts of the country, health officials say. Read more.
Spread of drug resistant bacteria linked to patient hand contamination and antibiotic use within nursing homes
Saturday, November 18, 2023 03:31 PM
Cautious use of antibiotics and more education on hand hygiene could improve infection control within these settings. Read more.
C. diff: An Urgent Public Health Threat
Saturday, November 18, 2023 03:28 PM
November is C. diff Awareness Month, an annual opportunity to raise awareness about this common but potentially deadly infection. Special thanks to Christian John Lillis of the Peggy Lillis Foundation for C. diff Education and Advocacy (PLF) for this guest blog post. More than 13 years ago, his family experienced firsthand the horror of a C. diff infection when it took his mother Peggy’s life at age 56. Read more.
Rockingham County Rehabilitation Center's Infection Control Fair: An Engaging Approach to Education and Reinforcement
Saturday, November 18, 2023 03:26 PM
At the Rockingham County Rehabilitation Center's Infection Control Fair, innovative and interactive approaches, including demonstrations, quizzes, and engaging activities, significantly promoted infection prevention education, making learning a fun and informative experience. Read more.
Saturday, November 18, 2023 03:24 PM
The Illinois Veterans' Home at Manteno is experiencing an increase in COVID-19 cases among its veterans and staff. There are 19 residents and 11 staff who have tested positive for COVID-19, and all are presenting mild symptoms. The positive residents have been administered antiviral treatment, and no one has been hospitalized. Read more.
This Week's Biggest Infectious Disease Stories
Saturday, November 18, 2023 03:00 PM
This week we covered antibiotic de-escalation, the approved fecal microbiota options for prevention of recurrent Clostridioides difficile, the CDC's recommendations for HCV testing in the pediatric populations, and examining pragmatic approaches to skin and soft tissue Infections. Read more.
MMWR Weekly - November 17, 2023
Friday, November 17, 2023 06:45 PM
Weekly / Vol. 72 / No. 46. Read more. 
COVID, flu vaccine uptake in US healthcare workers lacking
Friday, November 17, 2023 06:40 PM
In the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, researchers published two studies on COVID-19 and flu vaccine coverage among US healthcare personnel (HCP), with one finding higher flu vaccine than COVID-19 vaccine uptake in 2023, and one suggesting that hospital workers were less likely to be vaccinated against flu during the 2020-21 and 2022-23 flu seasons than before the pandemic. Read more.
US flu activity continues to rise steadily
Friday, November 17, 2023 06:38 PM
Positive tests, hospitalizations, and outpatient visits for flu rose again last week, with levels highest in the south central, south, and western regions, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said today in its latest update. Read more.
November is National Diabetes Month
Friday, November 17, 2023 06:36 PM
American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/AN)  are almost three times more likely to be diagnosed with diabetes and two times more likely to die from diabetes, according to the U.S Department of Health and Human Services. Read more.
Standing Committee on Personal Protective Equipment for Workplace Safety and Health
Friday, November 17, 2023 06:34 PM
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine is seeking suggestions for experts to be considered for the membership rotation or other engagement on the Standing Committee on Personal Protective Equipment for Workplace Safety and Health. Read more.
CDC's HICPAC Update: Impact on COVID-19, Pathogen Control, and Immunocompromised Safety in Health Care Settings
Thursday, November 16, 2023 02:37 PM
Recent CDC HICPAC revisions regarding SARS-CoV-2 control face criticism from the World Health Network and others due to alleged breaches in committee structure and erroneous infection control guidance, potentially impacting COVID-19 management and immunocompromised individuals in health care. Read more. 
VA hospitals more likely to use contact precautions for multidrug-resistant organisms
Thursday, November 16, 2023 02:15 PM
A cross-sectional survey of US hospitals found that Veterans Affairs (VA) hospitals were more likely to use contact precautions for patients with multidrug-resistant organisms than non-VA hospitals, researchers reported yesterday in the American Journal of Infection Control. Read more.
US hospital safety group reports reduction in healthcare-associated infections
Thursday, November 16, 2023 02:13 PM
New data from a nonprofit hospital safety group show that many US hospitals have cut their rate of hospital-acquired infections (HAIs) over the past year. Read more.
USPSTF finalizes recommendation on oral health screening in primary care
Thursday, November 16, 2023 02:08 PM
There is insufficient evidence to rule for or against oral health screening and preventive interventions in adults and youth aged 5 years and older, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force declared in a final recommendation statement. Read more.
A Call for More Oral Health Research in Primary Care
Thursday, November 16, 2023 02:03 PM
Oral health is a vital component of overall health. In a pair of Recommendation Statements published by JAMA on November 7, 2023, the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) announced that current evidence is insufficient to assess the balance of benefits and harms of screening for oral health conditions and providing preventive interventions by primary care clinicians for children aged 5 to 17 years and in adults.The current state of scientific knowledge is reflected by the USPSTF’s I statements (“insufficient evidence” to support the recommendation) in each Recommendation Statement. This demonstrates the need for further research to better understand the effect of these services on health outcomes. The lack of data should not unduly influence primary care clinicians to stop considering oral health during routine medical examinations or checkups. Read more. 
You Should Always Wash Your Hands After Touching This One Unexpected Thing
Wednesday, November 15, 2023 03:54 PM
A "sick season" preparedness kit full of tissues and cough drops can be beneficial this time of year. However, a simple, common-sense measure can help reduce your risk of plowing through your supplies before the winter holidays: hand washing. Read more. 
Bloodborne Pathogen Exposures Continue in Operating Room Settings
Wednesday, November 15, 2023 03:52 PM
Despite legislation and improved technology, data from Massachusetts hospitals show that sharps injuries have increased in the operating room (OR) [1]. These injuries place healthcare workers at risk of exposure to bloodborne pathogens (BBPs). There is an urgent need to renew efforts to protect healthcare workers inside the operating room. Read more.
Did You Just Prescribe a Teenager’s Death?
Wednesday, November 15, 2023 03:50 PM
In my years of practice and teaching residents at one of the busiest residency programs in the country, I have encountered over 20 doctors who have struggled with opioid addiction. Among them, ten faced license suspensions or revocations, and two served time in prison. Most tragically, two have succumbed to lethal overdoses. Read more.
De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis: The Painful Part of Practicing Clinical Dental Hygiene
Wednesday, November 15, 2023 03:47 PM
De Quervain’s tenosynovitis is swelling of the tendons that run along the thumb side of the wrist and attach to the base of the thumb. This condition occurs when the tendons that run from the wrist to the thumb are constricted by the sheath that encircles them. Read more.
FDA Gives Full Recognition to AAMI Cybersecurity Guidance Document
Wednesday, November 15, 2023 03:45 PM
The Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI) is proud to announce that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has officially extended complete recognition to AAMI’s groundbreaking guidance document on medical device cybersecurity, ANSI/AAMI SW96. Read more. 
Welcoming Veterans to NYU Dentistry—From All Five Boroughs
Tuesday, November 14, 2023 01:21 PM
The Bronx VA has joined NYU College of Dentistry’s Veterans Oral Care Access Resource (VOCARE), part of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ VETSmile program. VETSmile is a pilot program that is designed to improve dental care access for veterans who are not eligible for dental care through the VA by partnering with community providers like NYU. Read more.
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