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Wednesday, May 1, 2019
NYC health care facilities reduce risk for measles exposures »
Most outpatient health care facilities in New York City have implemented interventions to reduce measles exposures, resear...
Wednesday, May 1, 2019
Wednesday, May 1, 2019
Tuberculosis in the United States in 2018 »
The incidence of tuberculosis (TB) in the United States in 2018 was 2.8 cases per 100,000 persons, which is the lowest eve...
Tuesday, April 30, 2019
Oregon passes bill allowing dentists to administer vaccines »
Dentists in Oregon can soon provide vaccinations, including annual flu shots and the human papilloma virus vaccine, to pat...
Tuesday, April 30, 2019
Prevention and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal disorders in oral health care professionals: A syst »
The authors' objective in this systematic review was to describe the evidence for preventive and rehabilitative interventi...
Tuesday, April 30, 2019
Dentists: Critical aspects of their own and their community's disaster preparedness plan. »
This article reviews a dental school curriculum to prepare students to respond to such contingencies while describing the...
Tuesday, April 30, 2019
April 360: Trending Infectious Disease News of the Month »
During the month of April, the Contagion® staff covered the European Clinical Congress of Microbiology and Infectious Di...
Tuesday, April 30, 2019
UN report calls for urgent action against antimicrobial resistance »
There is no time to wait. That's the conclusion of a report out today from the United Nations (UN) Interagency Coordi...
Tuesday, April 30, 2019
My parents didn’t tell me they skipped my vaccines. Then I got sick. »
My sore throat and fever kept getting worse. I developed a rash. Then I collapsed. MORE >>
Tuesday, April 30, 2019
Ebola spreading at record pace in DRC, now 1,466 cases »
Today the ministry of health in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) recorded 27 new cases of Ebola, setting a new s...
Monday, April 29, 2019
Measles Shots Aren't Just For Kids: Many Adults Could Use A Booster Too »
Measles is on the rise again, all around the globe. MORE >>
Monday, April 29, 2019
HHS Secretary Azar Statement on National Infant Immunization Week »
HHS Secretary Alex Azar issued the following statement to mark National Infant Immunization Week: MORE >>
Monday, April 29, 2019
U.S. officials say measles cases hit 25-year record high »
More than 500 of the 704 people sickened in 22 states were not vaccinated. MORE >>
Monday, April 29, 2019
U.S. measles outbreak raises questions about immunity in adults »
Adults in the United States who were vaccinated against measles decades ago may need a new dose depending on when they rec...
Monday, April 29, 2019
World Free of Malaria, HIV, Cancer Possible with Vaccines »
This year, during World Immunization Week, the World Health Organization launched the world’s first malaria vaccine. Scien...
Monday, April 29, 2019
Top Infectious Disease News of the Week—April 21, 2019 »
Top Infectious Disease News of the Week—April 21, 2019 MORE >>
Monday, April 29, 2019
Thursday Troubleshooter: Does HIPAA prevent dental assistants from viewing patient ledger and treatm »
QUESTION: Recently our office had a staff meeting. We were told that with new HIPAA rules, dental assistants should not ha...
Monday, April 29, 2019
Preparing For Medical Emergencies »
With effective preparation, practice, and review of patients’ medical histories and vital signs, oral health professionals...
Monday, April 29, 2019
The World Health Organization Highlights Importance of Hand Hygiene »
On May 5, 2019, the World Health Organization (WHO) leads its annual campaign, SAVE LIVES: Clean Your Hands, to increase g...
Monday, April 29, 2019
FDA launches public education campaign to encourage safe removal of unused opioid pain medicines »
“Remove the Risk” to raise awareness about proper disposal of prescription opioids MORE >>
Monday, April 29, 2019
Common oral infections in childhood may increase the risk of atherosclerosis in adulthood »
The association between childhood oral infections and adulthood carotid atherosclerosis was observed in The Cardiovascular...
Monday, April 29, 2019
Oregon's First Pediatric Tetanus Case in Over 30 Years Highlights Vaccination Refusal »
A recent case study by investigators in Oregon details a 2017 pediatric tetanus case in an unvaccinated child, the state’s...
Monday, April 29, 2019
Takeaways From a 10-Year Mandatory Influenza Vaccine Program for Health Care Workers »
Influenza activity in the United States remains elevated above the national baseline as flu season winds down. The key to...
Monday, April 29, 2019
14% of new hospital patients harbor superbugs: 4 study findings »
Some hospital patients contain antibiotic-resistant bacteria on their hands or nostrils at the start of a hospital stay, w...
Monday, April 29, 2019
CDC report questions rise of dental fluorosis »
A new report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) casts doubt on the reliability of previously r...
Monday, April 29, 2019
Oral Health in Childhood Matters in Subsequent Adult CVD Risk »
Subclinical atherosclerosis in adults can be traced to suboptimal oral health in childhood in some cases, according to a F...
Friday, April 26, 2019
Workers’ Memorial Day, 2019: Statement by John Howard, M.D., Director, NIOSH »
Workers’ Memorial Day, observed annually on April 28, recognizes workers who were injured, became ill, or died because of...
Friday, April 26, 2019
Dentists can be the first line of defense against domestic violence »
The University of Arizona College of Medicine - Phoenix and Midwestern University have published an article to bring to li...
Friday, April 26, 2019
An army of microrobots can wipe out dental plaque »
A productive collaboration between the School of Dental Medicine and School of Engineering and Applied Science led to the...
Friday, April 26, 2019
2019 marks 25th anniversary of National Infant Immunization Week »
April 27 through May 4 marks the 25th anniversary of National Infant Immunization Week. MORE >>
Friday, April 26, 2019
U.S. measles outbreak triggers quarantine at two Los Angeles universities »
A nationwide measles outbreak has led health officials to quarantine dozens of people at two Los Angeles universities, off...
Friday, April 26, 2019
Workplace Accidents, Occupational Illness and the Long Road to Workers’ Compensation and Safety Poli »
Workers’ Memorial Day takes place annually around the world on April 28 as an international day of remembrance and action...
Friday, April 26, 2019
Introducing the World Day for Safety and Health at Work 2019 »
Inspired by the ILO centenary anniversary and discussions on the future of work, the world day this year attempts to take...
Friday, April 26, 2019
MMWR Weekly »
Weekly / Vol. 68 / No. 16 MORE >>
Friday, April 26, 2019
Dentists could help detect diabetes and cardiovascular disease during oral health checks »
Dentists could help to detect major health conditions linked to oral health, such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease,...

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