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9 hours ago
Vaccine Exemptions Rose For Years Ahead of Measles Outbreak »
The rate of children being exempted from measles vaccinations rose from 2012 through the 2017-2018 school year, a trend th...
9 hours ago
IAC Express #1441 »
News from the Immunization Action Coalition. MORE >>
18 hours ago
People Living with HIV Still Struggle to Access Oral Healthcare »
People with disabilities, chronic health conditions, and otherwise vulnerable persons have difficulty accessing oral care....
18 hours ago
Reports and Detailed Tables From the 2018 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) »
These reports and detailed tables present estimates from the 2018 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH). MORE...
Tuesday, August 20, 2019
Antibiotics report highlights stewardship, workforce, research needs »
Antibiotic use in the United States, 2018 Progress and Opportunities update describes new programs since 2017 report, noti...
Tuesday, August 20, 2019
Are dentists prescribing too many unnecessary antibiotics? »
In-depth study shows 80% of patients were prescribed “unnecessary” antibiotics according to evidence-based guidelines for...
Tuesday, August 20, 2019
Nearly 100 People Have Reported Lung Diseases That May Be Linked to Vaping, and the CDC Is Getting I »
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is investigating a growing number of “severe” lung disease cases that...
Tuesday, August 20, 2019
Dog-assisted therapy in the dental clinic: Part A—Hazards and assessment of potential risks to the h »
The study aims to describe potential hazards associated with risks to humans by having a therapy dog present in the dental...
Tuesday, August 20, 2019
NYU Dentistry Marks Decade of Serving Underserved Communities Around the World »
This year marks the 10th anniversary of the collaboration between NYU College of Dentistry (NYU Dentistry) and Henry Schei...
Tuesday, August 20, 2019
ACE Panel Report shows most dentists use steam sterilization for instrument reprocessing »
An ADA Clinical Evaluators Panel Report released in August offers insights into the methods dentists use to reprocess rota...
Tuesday, August 20, 2019
American Cancer Society picks new chief medical and science officer »
The American Cancer Society has picked Dr. William G. Cance as its chief medical and science officer, replacing Dr. Otis B...
Tuesday, August 20, 2019
Vaccine against superbugs could be a 'game changer', say researchers »
Efforts to develop an innovative vaccine to ward off superbugs have been boosted by $1.6 million of additional funding....
Tuesday, August 20, 2019
One-third of toddlers exposed to Zika in the womb suffer developmental problems, study says »
A new study of toddlers exposed to the Zika virus during their mothers' pregnancies found that nearly a third suffered dev...
Tuesday, August 20, 2019
Antibiotic Prescribing and Use in the U.S. »
CDC is working to promote appropriate antibiotic use by helping prescribers use the right antibiotic, at the right dose, f...
Tuesday, August 20, 2019
New Standards Require Antibiotic Stewardship in Outpatient Settings »
Other stakeholders should also act to improve prescribing practices in these facilities MORE >>
Tuesday, August 20, 2019
When parents say 'no' to HPV shots, teens have no choice. Some states are changing that. »
Some legislatures are trying to create a legal way for dependent teens to get the HPV vaccine without their parents' conse...
Tuesday, August 20, 2019
US measles cases top 1,200 as UK loses 'measles free' status »
With 21 new cases recorded in the past week, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today reported that 2...
Tuesday, August 20, 2019
Pharmacist-led stewardship shows promise at limited-resource hospitals »
A study conducted in four community hospitals in North Carolina indicates that pharmacist-led audit and review of antibiot...
Tuesday, August 20, 2019
Packed dorm may have spurred MERS spread, study says »
New findings from an investigation into a large MERS-CoV cluster in a women's dormitory revealed that crowded living condi...
Monday, August 19, 2019
For a decade, Francis Collins has shielded NIH—while making waves of his own »
Collins has helped shield NIH from threatened budget cuts as well as the upheaval that has shaken many other federal agenc...
Monday, August 19, 2019
Sick hospital workers often expose patients to contagious illness »
Hospital workers often come to work with contagious respiratory illnesses, against the recommendations of public health re...
Monday, August 19, 2019
CDC probes lung illnesses linked to e-cigarette use »
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is investigating a “cluster” of lung illnesses that it believes may be...
Monday, August 19, 2019
Supporting the Success of Instrument Reprocessing »
Errors and breaches in instrument reprocessing may be avoided by implementing recommended policies and procedures, regardl...
Monday, August 19, 2019
Top Infectious Disease News of the Week—August 11, 2019 »
Top Infectious Disease News of the Week—August 11, 2019 MORE >>
Monday, August 19, 2019
CDC Warns of Link Between Overseas Hospitalization, CPOs, and C auris »
A new report from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) warns health care organizations and providers th...
Monday, August 19, 2019
Updated Recommendations for Pediatric Immunization Schedules in the United States »
In conjunction with its release of the adult guidelines earlier this year, the United States Centers for Disease Control a...
Monday, August 19, 2019
Smart Phones: a new risk factor for traumatic dental and facial injuries in children? »
Traumatic dental injuries (TDI) have emerged as a significant global public health concern. MORE >>
Monday, August 19, 2019
Human Papillomavirus Vaccination for Adults: Updated Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Im »
Routine recommendations for HPV vaccination of adolescents have not changed. Catch-up HPV vaccination is now recommended f...
Monday, August 19, 2019
Perception Problems for Multidrug-Resistant Organisms »
We’ve all seen the statistics—each year in the United States, 2 million people will get an antibiotic-resistant infection...
Monday, August 19, 2019
CDC releases free online infection-prevention training »
The CDC released three new online courses in infection prevention developed by a team led by the American Hospital Associa...
Friday, August 16, 2019
CODA: Dental education to include treatment of special needs patients »
The Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) has voted to require all U.S. dental schools to train students to manage and...
Friday, August 16, 2019
Healthy People 2020: Immunization Goals »
The goal of the Healthy People initiative is to “provide science-based, 10-year national objectives for improving the heal...
Friday, August 16, 2019
22 people have been hospitalized with vaping-linked breathing problems. Doctors don't know why. »
It's unclear exactly what the patients — many of whom are young adults — had been inhaling or what type of devices they we...
Friday, August 16, 2019
Radiation Safety Practices of Dental Hygienists in the United States. »
The As Low As Reasonably Achievable (ALARA) principle was developed to promote awareness and minimization of radiation exp...
Friday, August 16, 2019
Screen All Adult Patients for Drug Abuse, National Panel Urges »
With 1 in 10 Americans saying they misuse drugs, doctors should ask everyone about both illegal and prescription use, the...

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