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Friday, March 9, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
This deadly flu season has peaked, but a late bump could loom »
The worst of the flu season is over, but increasing numbers of people are being infected by a secondary strain of the resp...
Friday, March 9, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
FDA alerts health care professionals and patients not to use compounded drugs from Cantrell Drug »
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is alerting health care professionals and patients not to use drug products produced...
Friday, March 9, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
PPE Do’s and Don’ts »
To help educate healthcare professionals on how to properly wear personal protective equipment (PPE), APIC has created the...
Friday, March 9, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
WHO: World Tuberculosis Day »
Each year we commemorate World TB Day on March 24 to raise public awareness about the devastating health, social and econo...
Friday, March 9, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
NIAID creates ‘scientific blueprint’ for universal flu vaccine »
Officials from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases published a roadmap for developing a universal in...
Friday, March 9, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
NYU Dentistry Develops Saliva Test for Zika »
Researchers at NYU Dentistry have developed a new test for Zika through using saliva samples instead of blood samples. The...
Friday, March 9, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Drug Abuse Among the Elderly: Implications for Dental Practice. »
Current demographic data demonstrate an aging North American population, and projections suggest that the percentage of th...
Friday, March 9, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
VERIFY: Can your toothbrush re-infect you with the flu? »
This viral Facebook post with more than 2,000 shares and 1,000 comments warns your toothbrush can reinfect you with gross...
Thursday, March 8, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
'Zero not an option' — the complexity of antibiotic use in agriculture »
I n November 2017, the World Health Organization (WHO) took a significant step in its campaign to address the crisis of an...
Thursday, March 8, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Patient safety issues could drive $383B in healthcare costs by 2022 »
By 2022, avoidable adverse patient safety events across the U.S. and Western Europe, including healthcare-associated infec...
Thursday, March 8, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Adults Need Vaccines, Too »
Regardless of age, we all need immunizations to protect against serious, and sometimes deadly, diseases. Protection from v...
Thursday, March 8, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Amid nightmare flu season, FDA working on next year's vaccine »
With a nasty flu season still raging, it didn't help that this year's influenza vaccine was just 25 percent effective agai...
Thursday, March 8, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Ontario Expands Patient Access to Chronic Hepatitis C Therapies On Public Drug Plan »
Gilead Sciences Canada, Inc. (Gilead Canada) today recognizes the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care for its le...
Thursday, March 8, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
ASHE Executive Director PJ Andrus: Using the Health Care Physical Environment to Improve Infection »
The physical environment of hospitals and other health care facilities can contribute to efforts to reduce the risk of hea...
Thursday, March 8, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Study identifies the top surfaces where C. difficile persists »
A recent study published in the Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology journal has identified the most common sites...
Wednesday, March 7, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
US flu has likely peaked, but hospital illness still high »
The percentage of outpatient visits for influenza-like illnesses (ILI) dropped for the first time this season to 6.4%, a p...
Wednesday, March 7, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
So, How Contagious Is This Year’s Flu? »
So, we keep wondering how contagious this flu actually is — and what we can do to avoid catching it. Luckily, Dr. Arnold M...
Wednesday, March 7, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Integrating Infectious Disease Considerations with Response to the Opioid Epidemic: A Workshop »
A one and a half day public workshop on the infectious disease consequences of the opioid epidemic will be held. Participa...
Wednesday, March 7, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
U.S. hospitals testing experimental therapies to prevent two common bacterial infections »
Antibacterial Resistance Leadership Group (ARLG) with a large international consortium leading the effort, the U.S. invest...
Wednesday, March 7, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Latent TB Infection : Updated and consolidated guidelines for programmatic management »
The programmatic management of latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) in populations most at risk of developing TB remains a...
Wednesday, March 7, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Characteristics Associated With Inappropriate Antibiotic Prescribing »
Research published in Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology concluded that a combination of patient, practice, a...
Wednesday, March 7, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Smoking threatens health gains from hepatitis C treatment, US researchers warn »
People with hepatitis C in the United States are at least three times more likely to smoke than the general population but...
Wednesday, March 7, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Dental office infection control myth busters: handpieces »
A common myth I hear when I visit dental offices has to do with handpieces and whether they should be sterilized. I’ve be...
Wednesday, March 7, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Improving Hand Hygiene Efforts in Nursing Homes »
Hand hygiene is the most basic infection control measure we can take to avoid the transmission of germs. Especially critic...
Wednesday, March 7, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
NY extends order for kids’ flu shots given by pharmacists »
Gov. Andrew Cuomo is extending an emergency executive order that allows pharmacists across New York state to administer fl...
Tuesday, March 6, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
HIV Diagnoses Among Persons Aged 13–29 Years — United States, 2010–2014 »
In 2014, persons aged 13–29 years represented 23% of the U.S. population, yet accounted for 40% of diagnoses of human immu...
Tuesday, March 6, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
CDC releases report to Congress detailing the impact of traumatic brain injury on children »
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a Report to Congress on The Management of Traumatic Brain In...
Tuesday, March 6, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Bacteria from oral infections and cardiovascular disease: Understanding the scientific connection »
Dr. D. Scott Trettenero says some of the most exciting scientific discoveries in medical research have linked oral health...
Tuesday, March 6, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Slight Changes to Broadly Neutralizing HIV Antibody Yield Great Dividends »
To increase the number of biomedical HIV prevention tools available, scientists have begun to test whether giving people p...
Tuesday, March 6, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
CDC Reports That Flu Vaccine Has Been 36% Effective This Season »
As widespread flu activity in the United States has continued in all states but Hawaii and Oregon, the Centers for Disease...
Tuesday, March 6, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
US panel recommends new adult vaccine against hepatitis B »
A federal advisory panel on Wednesday recommended a new vaccine against hepatitis B. The vaccine, called Heplisav-B, was l...
Tuesday, March 6, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
FluMist nasal flu vaccine can come back, vaccine advisers say »
FluMist, the only needle-free flu vaccine on the market, won a lukewarm recommendation from federal vaccine advisers Wedne...
Wednesday, February 28, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
CDC vaccine panel brings back FluMist for 2018-19 season »
A US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) vaccine advisory group today voted to include FluMist in the vaccine...
Wednesday, February 28, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Research shows why you shouldn't skimp on hand washing »
In the midst of what may be one of the worst flu outbreaks in a decade, new research reinforces the importance of proper h...
Wednesday, February 28, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
CDC Training on Antibiotic Stewardship: Section 1 »
This interactive web-based activity is the first of four sections designed to help clinicians optimize antibiotic use to c...

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