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14 hours ago
Johns Hopkins, Cambridge work together on healthcare culture of safety »
At Johns Hopkins University and Health System, a long-standing culture of fear and intimidation among clinical staff once...
14 hours ago
Paralyzing polio-like illness mainly affecting children confirmed in 22 states, CDC says »
Federal health officials are worried about an increase in a mysterious and rare condition that mostly affects children and...
14 hours ago
Oral Health America’s (OHA) Fall for Smiles Campaign »
October marks the start of Oral Health America’s (OHA) Fall for Smiles campaign. MORE >>
14 hours ago
New test rapidly identifies antibiotic-resistant 'superbugs' »
The technique could help doctors prescribe the right treatment fast MORE >>
14 hours ago
Infectious diarrhea spores survive high temperatures of hospital laundering »
UK study finds NHS hospital bedsheets could be source of C. difficile contamination MORE >>
21 hours ago
Severe Pertussis Infections in the United States, 2011-2015 »
Background The incidence of pertussis in the United States has increased in recent years. While characteristics of sever...
21 hours ago
Estimating the hospital costs of inpatient harms »
Objective To estimate the additional hospital costs associated with inpatient medical harms occurring during an index in...
21 hours ago
Stanford study traces hospital-acquired bloodstream infections to patients' own bodies »
The most common source of a bloodstream infection acquired during a hospital stay is not a nurse's or doctor's dirty hands...
21 hours ago
5 challenges ASCs face when providing effective infection control training »
Five roadblocks ASCs can face when providing effective infection control training. MORE >>
21 hours ago
Ergonomic interventions for preventing musculoskeletal disorders in dental care practitioners. »
BACKGROUND: Dentistry is a profession with a high prevalence of work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WMSD) among prac...
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HHS enlists HIMSS Healthbox to reduce innovation barriers by engaging investment community »
Deputy Secretary Eric Hargan says the initiative is the first time in history HHS has reached to investors to understand w...
21 hours ago
Patient safety conference in Orlando, Fla., in December »
A one-day conference in December aims to help attendees discuss how to detect, understand and mitigate dental care-related...
Monday, October 15, 2018
Are germs becoming resistant to hand sanitizers? New research says yes. »
Infections that are increasingly challenging to cure as they become resistant to antibiotics may now be developing toleran...
Monday, October 15, 2018
Everyone has a role in infection prevention »
AHRQ supports International Infection Prevention Week (IIPW), which helps raise awareness about how infection prevention i...
Monday, October 15, 2018
APIC underscores the top ways to protect patients during International Infection Prevention Week »
Approximately 1 in 25 people are diagnosed with healthcare-associated infections each year in the United States, according...
Monday, October 15, 2018
Understanding the Economics of Microbial Threats: Proceedings of a Workshop »
On June 11-12, 2018, the Forum on Microbial Threats at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine organ...
Monday, October 15, 2018
Perception of dental students on risk factors of musculoskeletal disorders »
Objective To evaluate the validity and reliability of the Job Factors Questionnaire, and the influence of gender, academ...
Monday, October 15, 2018
Effectiveness of oral chlorhexidine for the prevention of nosocomial pneumonia and ventilator‐ass »
Objective To summarize evidence regarding the effectiveness of using chlorhexidine for oral healthcare on patients in th...
Monday, October 15, 2018
The role of ergonomic saddle seats and magnification loupes in the prevention of musculoskeletal »
Musculoskeletal disorders affect a high percentage of dentists, dental hygienists and therapists. MORE >>
Monday, October 15, 2018
U.N. employee in eastern Congo tests positive for Ebola »
A plumber working for the United Nations’ peacekeeping mission in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo has tested positive...
Monday, October 15, 2018
Global Handwashing Day »
Celebrate Global Handwashing Day to promote handwashing with soap in your community and around the world. MORE >>
Monday, October 15, 2018
Dartmouth reports dozens of Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease cases in students »
HFMD is typically a benign and self-limiting disease. Most common in young children, it presents as fever, oral lesions an...
Monday, October 15, 2018
Monday, October 15, 2018
Infectious Diseases and Transplantation—A Look Ahead »
A Meet-the-Professor session at ID Week 2018 held in San Francisco, California, took a look at the infectious disease risk...
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Penicillin: Once Allergic Does Not Mean Always Allergic »
According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 10% of US patients report having an al...
Monday, October 15, 2018
Perceived impact of state-mandated reporting on infection prevention and control departments »
Currently, most US states have adopted legislation requiring hospitals to submit health care–associated infection (HAI) da...
Monday, October 15, 2018
FDA Warns of Cyber Concerns With Implantable Pacemakers »
Hacking concerns have prompted Medtronic to disable internet updates for its CareLink 2090 and CareLink Encore 29901 devic...
Friday, October 12, 2018
Celebrate Global Handwashing Day—October 15 »
Celebrate Global Handwashing Day to promote handwashing with soap in your community and around the world. MORE >>
Friday, October 12, 2018
FDI publishes 10 new policy statements, demonstrating global consensus on key oral health issues »
The FDI General Assembly approved 10 new policy statements at the FDI World Dental Congress in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in...
Friday, October 12, 2018
Colorado health department reports 14 cases of polio-like illness in children »
he Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment said it has confirmed 14 cases of acute flaccid myelitis this year...
Friday, October 12, 2018
NIH programs shed light on gene variants and their connctions to health and disease »
Programs supported by the National Institutes of Health are establishing which genes and genomic variants play a role in h...
Friday, October 12, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
More Youth Vaccinated for HPV »
A bout two-thirds of adolescents had received their first dose of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine in 2017 and 48.6%...
Friday, October 12, 2018
Influenza: are we ready? »
When 100 passengers on a flight from Dubai to New York in September 2018 fell ill with respiratory symptoms, health offici...
Friday, October 12, 2018
How climate change will affect your health »
A new report from the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change warns of dire consequences if governments don't make "r...
Friday, October 12, 2018
L.A. typhus outbreak adds fuel to the debates over homelessness and housing »
Since July, there have been nine cases of typhus in downtown Los Angeles, six of which infected homeless people, prompting...

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