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Monday, February 26, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Tracking the flu week by week »
This flu season is turning out to be so intense that the number of people seeking care at doctors' offices and emergency r...
Monday, February 26, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Health Prices to Outpace Inflation for First Time Since 2010 »
The growth in U.S. health-care prices is projected to outpace economy-wide inflation for the first time since 2010, the se...
Wednesday, February 21, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Poor nations have higher risk of surgical infections, including resistant ones »
People undergoing gastrointestinal surgery in low-income nations are 60% more likely to develop a post-surgical infection...
Wednesday, February 21, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
IAC Express #1349 »
Weekly news and information from the Immunization Action Coalition.  More >>
Wednesday, February 21, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Public Health Experts Look Ahead to Better Flu Control »
Vaccine effectiveness numbers for this year's flu season have yet to be released, but experts are already looking at flaws...
Wednesday, February 21, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Rigorous hand hygiene-intervention practices can lower mortality, antibiotic prescription rates i »
Infection prevention practices centered on hand hygiene (HH) protocols can save lives across all healthcare facilities, no...
Wednesday, February 21, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Lower Your Risk for the Number 1 Killer of Women »
Learn about heart disease and women and what you can do to keep a healthy heart. More >>
Wednesday, February 21, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Hand Hygiene Compliance Now Mandatory in All Ambulatory Care Settings »
Starting this year, ambulatory care surveyors will issue a citation if they witness any ambulatory care organization emplo...
Wednesday, February 21, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Surgical infections linked to drug-resistant bugs, study suggests »
Patients having surgery in low income countries are more likely to develop an infection than those in wealthier nations, w...
Wednesday, February 21, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Study finds depression and fatigue increase women's risk of work-related injuries »
Women who suffer from depression, anxiety, and fatigue are more likely to be injured at work, according to a new study pub...
Wednesday, February 21, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Employers who don’t offer paid sick leave are making flu season worse and hurting their own botto »
This winter's flu season is shaping up to be a nasty one, with flu-related hospitalization rates outpacing anything seen i...
Wednesday, February 21, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Consequences for HIPAA violations don’t stop when a business closes »
A receiver appointed to liquidate the assets of Filefax, Inc. has agreed to pay $ 100,000 out of the receivership estate t...
Wednesday, February 21, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Novel platform finds a new antibiotic class in soil »
In a laboratory on New York's Upper East Side, Sean Brady, PhD, and his colleagues at Rockefeller University have spent th...
Wednesday, February 21, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Editorial: Importance of oral hygiene in kids »
Would you believe that kids across the country miss 51 million hours of school every year because of dental-related illnes...
Wednesday, February 21, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Hospital plumbing a playground for superbugs »
Checks of the plumbing at the National Institutes of Health’s flagship hospital outside Washington, D.C. show drains can b...
Wednesday, February 21, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
The Need to Support Underprivileged Asthmatic Pediatric Dental Patients »
Across the United States, the incidence of children diagnosed with asthma has been rising steadily in recent decades Child...
Wednesday, February 21, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Culture-independent discovery of the malacidins as calcium-dependent antibiotics »
Despite the wide availability of antibiotics, infectious diseases remain a leading cause of death worldwide1. In the absen...
Monday, February 19, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Unsafe Water Found in Faucets Across the U.S. »
Flint, Mich., isn't the only American city where the water hasn't been safe to drink, new research suggests. Almost 8 perc...
Monday, February 19, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
HeartStart MRx Defibrillator by Philips Electronics: Class I Recall »
Philips is recalling the HeartStart MRx Defibrillator due to a defect in the device's Gas Discharge Tube (GDT). The GDT ha...
Monday, February 19, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
The Importance of Contact Precautions for Endemic Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus »
Contact precautions (CPs), the use of gloves and gowns, have been widely used for many years to prevent pathogen transmiss...
Monday, February 19, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Measles cases in Europe tripled last year »
A total of 14,451 measles cases were reported to the European Surveillance System from 30 countries across the European Un...
Monday, February 19, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Mumps Cases Reported at Penn State »
Penn State University Health Services has confirmed four cases of mumps among students at University Park. More >...
Monday, February 19, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
New state oral health plan provides roadmap for all Californians »
A 10-year plan for addressing the major oral health issues in California was released in late January by the California De...
Monday, February 19, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Why are people outside high-risk groups dying from the flu? »
As such, reports of otherwise healthy or young people dying from the infection are flying around. The stories have been sh...
Monday, February 19, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Oral Cancer Awareness »
According to Canadian Cancer Statistics, approximately 3 people will die every day from oral cancer in Canada. If oral can...
Monday, February 19, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Hepatitis C drugs not being accessed by thousands of Australians with the disease »
Hundreds of thousands of Australians with hepatitis C are failing to access new curative drugs, despite the Government sub...
Monday, February 19, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
How did San Diego get its hepatitis outbreak under control? »
Though the public health crisis had been identified more than six months earlier, it was the first time that medical and e...
Monday, February 19, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Spot Shortages Of Antiviral Drugs Seen As Flu Season Drags On »
The peak of the flu season could still be several weeks away, federal health officials cautioned Friday."Flu is incredibly...
Monday, February 19, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Infectious diseases are poised for a deadly comeback »
Many of the medical breakthroughs of the last century could be lost through the spread of antimicrobial resistance. Doctor...
Monday, February 19, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Superbugs breeding in hospital plumbing put patients at risk »
Hospital executives not accustomed to thinking a lot about plumbing should take note that drug-resistant organisms frequen...
Monday, February 19, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Herpes Is Slowly Retreating, but the Infection Remains Common »
The prevalence of both genital and oral herpes simplex virus infections has declined steadily since 2000. Still, roughly h...
Monday, February 19, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
HCV in Older Adults: Effects of Prolonged Infection, Aging-Related Mechanisms, and Treatment »
Although the rate of new HCV infections has decreased in recent decades because of improved blood screening measures and o...
Friday, February 16, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
CDC endorses new shingles vaccine for people over 50 »
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has endorsed a new recombinant zoster vaccine for shingles prevention in th...
Friday, February 16, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Is the air in your dental facility making you sick? »
How's the air in your dental office or laboratory? Could it be harmful to the health of everyone who works there? Research...
Friday, February 16, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Infection Prevention in Dental Settings »
February is National Children’s Dental Health Month. This month-long national health observance brings together thousands...

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