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Does the World Still Need New Covid-19 Vaccines?
Friday, June 03, 2022 12:18 PM
Many reasons dictate a need for the development of a range of Covid-19 vaccines available for use across the world with the aim of bringing the pandemic under control. Each vaccine product has different attributes and advantages and disadvantages, and multiple factors must be considered to guide policy decisions. Read more. 
How long does COVID-19 vaccine protection last? Penn State College of Medicine sheds light on crucial question
Friday, June 03, 2022 12:16 PM
A study from Penn State College of Medicine found that COVID-19 vaccine effectiveness begins to drop off after a month, but protection against severe COVID-19 illness remains strong for about six months. Read more
Diabetes Incidence After Infection With COVID-19
Friday, June 03, 2022 12:08 PM
This study assessed diabetes incidence after infection with SARS-CoV-2. Read more. 
Investigation of the understanding on tropical infectious diseases and oral health among dental professionals in China
Friday, June 03, 2022 12:05 PM
This study aims to investigate the attitude and knowledge of Chinese dental professionals on tropical infectious diseases and oral health, and to explore the difference between different genders, education backgrounds, professional identities, professional titles and tropics working experience. Read more. 
National Safety Month
Friday, June 03, 2022 12:02 PM
Each June, we celebrate National Safety Month. While we all know safety is important year-round, this month we work to highlight efforts to prevent injury and death, from the workplace to anyplace. In this blog, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and the National Safety Council (NSC) are highlighting research and prevention efforts in the four themed areas for each week of the month: musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs); workplace impairment; injury prevention; and slips, trips, and falls. Help us spread the word about safety. Read more. 
NIOSH eNews: Volume 20, Number 2 (June 2022)
Friday, June 03, 2022 12:00 PM
NIOSH eNews: Volume 20, Number 2 (June 2022). Read more. 
MMWR Weekly - June 3, 2022
Thursday, June 02, 2022 01:08 PM
Weekly / Vol. 71 / No. 22. Read more. 
IZ Express #1,635: Ask the Experts – Adult Hepatitis B Vaccination and COVID-19 Vaccines
Thursday, June 02, 2022 12:05 PM
IZ Express #1,635: Ask the Experts – Adult Hepatitis B Vaccination and COVID-19 Vaccines. Read more. 
Answering the latest questions on COVID-19 and vaccines
Thursday, June 02, 2022 11:59 AM
COVID-19 infections in Wayne, Macomb and Oakland counties remain high despite the availability of vaccines and boosters. For answers and recommendations, we turn to Teena Chopra, M.D., M.P.H., professor of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases at the Wayne State University School of Medicine, and corporate medical director of Hospital Epidemiology, Infection Prevention and Antibiotic Stewardship at the Detroit Medical Center and Wayne State University. Read more. 
You're probably transporting your instruments the wrong way
Thursday, June 02, 2022 11:56 AM
The logistics and protocol of moving dental instruments from one location to another are more complex than some dental pros may realize. Michelle Strange, MSDH, RDH, breaks down how to transport your dental instruments properly. Read more. 
The high costs of not wearing masks in the dental office
Thursday, June 02, 2022 11:54 AM
Masks are still required in health care settings, including dental offices. But what is the cost to your business if you fail to impose masking in your practice? Read more. 
Alameda Health System data breach potentially affects 90,000 patients
Thursday, June 02, 2022 11:48 AM
Oakland, Calif.-based Alameda Health System reported that a data breach has potentially exposed the protected health information of 90,000 patients. Read more. 
Oro-facial mucocutaneous manifestations of Coronavirus Disease-2019 (COVID-19): A systematic review
Thursday, June 02, 2022 09:54 AM
We reviewed the prevalence, the likely aetiopathogenesis, and the management of oro-facial mucocutaneous manifestations of Coronavirus Disease-2019 (COVID-19), caused by the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus -2 (SARS-CoV-2). Read more. 
How to Prevent Slip, Trip and Fall Accidents
Thursday, June 02, 2022 09:43 AM
These incidents injure thousands of workers every year. Read more. 
The New USPSTF Recommendation Regarding Aspirin Use to Prevent Cardiovascular Disease.
Thursday, June 02, 2022 09:41 AM
The new USPSTF guidelines do not recommend routine preventive aspirin for everyone. The USPSTF recommends that the decision to initiate low-dose aspirin for the primary prevention of cardiovascular disease (CVD) events in adults 40–59 years who have a 10% or greater CVD risk with no increased risk for bleeding is an individual one between physician and patient, with moderate certainty that that the net benefit is small. The USPSTF recommends against initiating low-dose aspirin use for the primary prevention of CVD in patients aged 60 or older. Read more. 
IZ Express #1,634: Updated “Ask the Experts: COVID-19” web page, and more
Thursday, June 02, 2022 09:39 AM
IZ Express #1,634: Updated “Ask the Experts: COVID-19” web page, and more. Read more. 
Factors that affect dentists' use of antibiotic prophylaxis: Findings from The National Dental Practice-Based Research Network questionnaire
Thursday, June 02, 2022 09:37 AM
Little is known about factors that influence dentists' decision making concerning antibiotic prophylaxis (AP) prescribing. The objective of this study was to determine factors that influence dentists' AP prescribing habits in patients at risk of developing infective endocarditis and prosthetic joint infections. Read more. 
June is National Safety Month
Thursday, June 02, 2022 09:35 AM
Join the National Safety Council in June for National Safety Month—the annual observance to help keep each other safe from the workplace to anyplace. Read more.
New report finds growing link between mental, oral health
Thursday, June 02, 2022 09:33 AM
A report released during Mental Health Awareness Month in May highlights the growing link between mental and oral health. Read more. 
You Are Going to Get COVID Again … And Again … And Again
Thursday, June 02, 2022 09:24 AM
Will the danger mount each time, or will it fade away? Read more.
Stewardship / Resistance Scan for May 31, 2022 Resolution on infection prevention & control; Antibiotic overprescribing
Wednesday, June 01, 2022 03:32 PM
The World Health Assembly (WHA) last week passed a resolution that aims to make infection prevention and control (IPC) a critical element of addressing healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) and antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and of preparing for infectious disease health emergencies. Read more. 
Journal of Dental Research Publishes Commentary: “Translating Science into Improved Health For All”
Wednesday, June 01, 2022 03:28 PM
The Journal of Dental Research has published a commentary, “Translating Science Into Improved Health For All,” that captures highlights from the Science and Technology section, which is Section Six, of the recent NIH Oral Health in America: Advances and Challenges report and details how advances in oral care can make a dramatic positive impact on overall global public health. An accompanying editorial paper, “Finding Knowledge to Improve Oral Health for All,” by the two co-directors of the report is also published. Read more. 
How to Prepare for Violence Occurring in the Dental Office
Wednesday, June 01, 2022 03:26 PM
A few things will make us become paralyzed with shock and horror during our lives. One is the senseless loss of human life due to the work of a deranged killer, and such events stupefy us even more when the victims are children. Another school shooting has occurred in Texas, and I believe it is affecting many of us in quite complex ways. Read more. 
Hepatitis Awareness Month: acute hepatitis in children, WHO guidance and more
Wednesday, June 01, 2022 03:24 PM
May is Hepatitis Awareness Month, and the CDC and its public health partners are raising awareness and encouraging increased screening and vaccination. Read more. 
Top 3 Trends in Health Care Cleaning and Disinfection
Wednesday, June 01, 2022 03:07 PM
Infection preventionists and the equipment and cleansers they use gained a spotlight during the COVID-19 pandemic. These include both established and innovative materials. Read more. 
Landmark global strategy on oral health adopted at World Health Assembly 75
Wednesday, June 01, 2022 03:05 PM
Member States agreed to adopt a global strategy on oral health, which will inform the development of a new global action plan, including a framework for tracking progress with targets to be achieved by 2030. Read more. 
Sustainability infographic: launching six new language versions
Wednesday, June 01, 2022 03:03 PM
This World Environment Day, discover how sustainability in dentistry can help protect our Only One Earth. Read the infographic and act today. Read more. 
Better Business Bureau Warns Consumers of Dental Scams
Wednesday, June 01, 2022 10:17 AM
With rising inflation, it’s no wonder Americans are looking for a good deal on everything, including dental care. Unfortunately, nefarious scammers are ready to take advantage of bargain hunters. The Better Business Bureau is warning consumers of the proliferation of scammers creating well-produced social media ads for products, such as veneers and orthodontic appliances, at costs much lower than those available in a dental office. Read more. 
COVID-19 Expectations on the Rollout of the Booster Shots
Wednesday, June 01, 2022 10:15 AM
Medical professionals discuss how they affect immunity as well as the necessity of these additional vaccinations. Read more. 
The contrast dye shortage has left many patients 'in limbo'
Wednesday, June 01, 2022 10:13 AM
The United States is currently experiencing a nationwide shortage of the imaging agents used in approximately 50 million exams annually—a shortage that has forced many hospitals to delay procedures and ration their limited supply, Reed Abelson reports for the New York Times. Read more. 
Covid-19 cases are on the rise again (and likely being undercounted)
Wednesday, June 01, 2022 10:11 AM
According to data from the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center, Covid-19 cases are more than six times higher than they were a year ago—and experts say that with the rise of at-home Covid-19 tests, case counts are likely being undercounted more than ever before. Read more. 
Your ergonomic journey: Protect your new hygiene career by prioritizing your health
Wednesday, June 01, 2022 10:09 AM
Starting your new hygiene career is an exciting time—and it’s also the time to start thinking about your long-term health as it relates to the job. Before you sign the dotted line, here are 14 things to ask potential new employers. Read more. 
Mentoring at times of crises: Personal reflections on mentoring relationships during COVID-19
Tuesday, May 31, 2022 05:01 PM
COVID-19 presented a huge challenge for practice, education and all interactions, and mentorship was no different. The purpose of this commentary is to reflect on the juxtaposition between mentors and mentees in dental education during COVID-19. This commentary will focus on the interaction between mentor/mentee outside clinical practice and in relation to supporting and mentoring dental practitioners in the context of postgraduate education. The aim is to share our learning from this experience with other dental educators beyond COVID-19. Read more. 
Diabetes may weaken teeth and promote tooth decay
Tuesday, May 31, 2022 04:59 PM
People with both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes are prone to tooth decay, and a new study from Rutgers may explain why: reduced strength and durability of enamel and dentin, the hard substance under enamel that gives structure to teeth. Read more. 
COVID-19 superspreader events originate from small number of carriers
Tuesday, May 31, 2022 04:57 PM
Among several infectious disease terms to enter the public lexicon, superspreading events continue to make headlines years after the first cases of the COVID-19 pandemic. How features of the SARS-CoV2 virus lead to some events becoming superspreading events while leaving others relatively benign remains unresolved. Read more.
FDA Authorizes Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine in the US
Sunday, February 28, 2021 01:01 PM
The VRBPAC voted 22-0 with no abstentions to support the benefit-risk profile associated with Ad26.COV2.S on Friday night. Read more.
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