Companies we like a lot
Books you have to read!
Foreman, Judy. A Nation in Pain. Healing Our Biggest Health Problem. A sweeping, deeply researched account of the chronic pain crisis. A must read!
Garrett, Laurie. The Coming Plague. Farrar, Straus and Giroux.
Newly Emerging Diseases in a World Out of Balance. An awesome volume describing the past, present and future in our war against microbial adversaries, and what we must do just to stay even!
Preston, Richard. The Hot Zone. Random House.
What if Ebola Reston were airborne...?
Oldstone, Michael B.A. Viruses, Plagues and History. Oxford University Press.
A review of the intertwined histories- both ancient and current - of man and viruses.
Karlen, Arno. Man and Microbes. Simon and Schuster.
Disease and Plagues in History and in Modern Times.
Janulewicz, Mike. Yikes!: Your Body, Up Close. Simon and Schuster.
For young readers, but we loved the microbiology, photography and the humor.
Information & Resources
INFECTION CONTROL MAGAZINE
A great resource for anyone interested in disease prevention and infection control, especially, but not limited to, professional settings. Interesting and timely articles, written for the professional, but accessible for "civilians" as well. Check out the Microbe of the Month feature, courtesy of IA!
CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION (CDC)
The primary government agency at forefront of work in infectious disease, both at home and around the world. Many of our scientific images are based on research performed at the CDC.
ASSOCIATION FOR PROFESSIONALS IN INFECTION CONTROL AND EPIDEMIOLOGY (APIC)
An international association of ICPs (infection control professionals) charged with providing education and leadership in the field of infection control. A member of APIC probably monitors your hospital for its IC protocols. APIC reviewed the IA production of H.I.D.E. & S.E.E.K! Eight Strategies to Prevent the Spread of Infection.
AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR MICROBIOLOGY (ASM)
Largest organization of its kind dedicated to promoting the microbiological sciences and their applications. Represents 25 disciplines of microbiology specialization.
AMERICAN PUBLIC HEALTH ASSOCIATION (APHA)
The oldest organization of public health professionals in the world. Dedicated to influencing policies, setting priorities and defining public health.
ORGANIZATION FOR SAFETY AND ASEPSIS PROCEDURES (OSAP)
An association of infection control professionals whose primary focus in Dentistry. Provides education and leadership in dental environmental safety and infection control.
NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH (NIH)
One of eight agencies of the Public Health Service, which is part of the U.S. Dept of Health and Human Services. Massive amounts of information, many links to primary resources dedicated to "uncovering new knowledge" leading to better public health.
AMERICAN SOCIAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION (ASHA)
Research Triangle Park, NC
The leading public health voice for education about STD prevention.
NATIONAL CANCER INSTITUTE (NCI)
The primary government source for information on all aspects of Cancer.
WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION (WHO)
Dedicated to individual total health : physical, mental and spiritual - on a global scale.