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Wednesday, February 27, 2019
Opioid epidemic presents a big risk to dental health »
The opioid epidemic is affecting countless lives and communities across the country, including here in New Mexico. In fact...
Wednesday, February 27, 2019
PROPER GLOVE USE PREVENTS SPREAD OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES »
As a key element of personal protective equipment, gloves provide an important barrier to contact transmission in dental s...
Wednesday, February 27, 2019
Safety of overlapping surgeries »
A surgeon sometimes moves from one surgery to the next before the first one is completed, leaving junior surgeons, residen...
Wednesday, February 27, 2019
Zoonoses: Antimicrobial resistance shows no signs of slowing down »
Data released today by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) and European Food Safety Authority (E...
Wednesday, February 27, 2019
Why does Ebola keep spreading in Congo? Here's a major clue »
Yao is leading the World Health Organization's on-the-ground response to the ongoing Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Repu...
Tuesday, February 26, 2019
DEA warns of scammers impersonating federal agents »
The Drug Enforcement Administration is warning doctors and pharmacists about criminals posing as DEA agents as part of an...
Tuesday, February 26, 2019
World Hearing Day is March 3: Get your hearing checked »
Do you enjoy listening to music, going to the movies, and talking to your friends and family? Hearing loss can significant...
Tuesday, February 26, 2019
Statement from FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D. on the agency’s 2019 policy and regulatory agen »
The opioid crisis is one of the largest and most complex public health tragedies that our nation has ever faced. It remain...
Tuesday, February 26, 2019
Dental health plays significant role in opioid epidemic »
Dentists have had a large part in growing the epidemic, but also are crucial to curbing it. Here are four considerations f...
Tuesday, February 26, 2019
Chemicals in e-cig flavors could harm respiratory tract »
The results point to the need to further study how the highly popular cigarette alternatives affect human bodies, research...
Tuesday, February 26, 2019
More Severe Strain of Flu Starting to Spread Widely: CDC »
Americans aren't out of the woods yet, as the flu season continues to spread across the country. MORE >>
Tuesday, February 26, 2019
Rise of drug-resistant superbugs rings alarm bells in Europe »
The spread of superbugs resistant to antimicrobial drugs shows no sign of slowing in Europe, health officials said on Tues...
Tuesday, February 26, 2019
Lack of Antibody Diversity May Make the Elderly More Susceptible to the Flu »
The influenza vaccine may be less effective in the elderly because their B cells are less capable of producing antibodies...
Tuesday, February 26, 2019
Documenting and decoding the dynamics between work and pain »
A special issue of WORK: A Journal of Prevention, Assessment & Rehabilitation looks at factors around the experience a...
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You probably don't have a penicillin allergy »
You may think you have an allergy to penicillin, but you probably don't. MORE >>
Tuesday, February 26, 2019
Here’s why more younger women are having heart attacks, study says »
Nearly 800,000 Americans have a heart attack each year, and younger women account for more than 30 percent of them, accord...
Tuesday, February 26, 2019
Attention Adults: You Need Vaccines Too! »
Vaccinations aren’t just for kids, so follow CDC’s immunization schedule for adults. Doing so can help keep you from getti...
Tuesday, February 26, 2019
Fewer hospital programs address opioid abuse, Ohio University study finds »
The damage done to America's health by the opioid epidemic is well-recognized and enormous, with drug overdose death rates...
Monday, February 25, 2019
A practical guide for testing dental unit waterlines: Part 1 »
The science of waterlines and what dental professionals need to know MORE >>
Monday, February 25, 2019
Smile! Dental Assistants Recognition Week set for March 3-9 »
Dental assistants are an essential part of the dental practice all year long, but they get a special week dedicated to the...
Monday, February 25, 2019
U.S. Soda Taxes Work, Studies Suggest — But Maybe Not As Well As Hoped »
This week, the governor of Connecticut proposed a statewide tax on sugar-sweetened drinks. Several cities have already ena...
Monday, February 25, 2019
Penn team eradicates Hepatitis C in patients after heart transplants from infected donors »
Study suggests the use of HCV-infected organs may be viable option for patients awaiting a heart transplant MORE >>
Monday, February 25, 2019
Top Infectious Disease News of the Week— February 17, 2019 »
Top Infectious Disease News of the Week— February 17, 2019 MORE >>
Monday, February 25, 2019
Self-Disinfecting Surfaces and Infection Control »
According to World Health Organization, every year in the European Union, 4 million patients acquire a healthcare associat...
Monday, February 25, 2019
High syphilis rates linked to drug use, CDC report says »
Public health officials grappling with record-high syphilis rates around the nation have pinpointed what appears to be a m...
Monday, February 25, 2019
Environmentally sustainable dentistry: a brief introduction to sustainable concepts within the denta »
This paper introduces clinicians to sustainability as it relates to dentistry. MORE >>
Monday, February 25, 2019
Pulse – Why the HPV vaccine recommendations have changed »
For years doctors have recommended everyone between the ages of nine and twenty-six get the HPV vaccine. However, now the...
Friday, February 22, 2019
CDC: Flu activity reaches new seasonal high »
US flu activity increased again in the last week, reaching the highest levels of influenza-like illness (ILI) so far durin...
Friday, February 22, 2019
Access To E-Prescriptions And Related Technologies Before And After Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, And Mar »
Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria devastated parts of the US mainland and Puerto Rico during the 2017 hurricane season, c...
Friday, February 22, 2019
Senator Proposes Medicare Dental Legislation »
Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD) introduced S.22, the Medicare Dental Benefit Act of 2019, on January 3, 2019. If enacted, the bi...
Friday, February 22, 2019
U.S. dental spending projected to reach $203B by 2027 »
Annual U.S. spending on dental care is projected to reach more than $203 billion by 2027. However the annual growth rate o...
Friday, February 22, 2019
US opioid deaths jump fourfold in 20 years; epidemic shifts to Eastern states »
Opioid-related deaths nationwide jumped fourfold in the last two decades, and the epidemic has made major inroads in the E...
Friday, February 22, 2019
Geographic distribution of opioid-related deaths »
Identifying changes in the geographic distribution of opioid-related deaths is important, and this study analyzed data for...
Friday, February 22, 2019
HIV infections in US could be reduced by up to 67 percent by 2030, study finds »
New HIV infections in the United States could be substantially reduced by up to 67 percent by 2030 if ambitious goals for...
Friday, February 22, 2019
Measles (Rubeola) »
Measles starts with fever, runny nose, cough, red eyes, and sore throat. It’s followed by a rash that spreads over the bod...

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