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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the primary Federal agency for conducting and supporting public health activities in the United States. CDC's Mission is to collaborate to create the expertise, information, and tools that people and communities need to protect their health – through health promotion, prevention of disease, injury and disability, and preparedness for new health threats. CDC is composed of the Office of the Director, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Center for Global Health, and five Offices, including Public Health Preparedness and Response; State and Local Support; Surveillance, Epidemiology and Laboratory Services; Noncommunicable Diseases, Injury and Environmental Health; and Infectious Diseases. CDC employs more than 15,000 employees in more than 50 countries and in 168 occupational categories.

Review Date: February 27, 2013

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American Association for Clinical Chemistry

AACC is an international scientific/medical society of clinical laboratory professionals, physicians, research scientists and other individuals involved with clinical chemistry and related disciplines. Founded in 1948, the society has nearly 9,000 members and is headquartered in Washington, DC. AACC’s vision is to provide leadership in advancing the practice and profession of clinical laboratory science and its application to health care. AACC offers many programs that address the scientific, clinical, technical, and management challenges facing laboratory professionals.

Review Date: November 14, 2011

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American Association of Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic Medicine

The primary goal of the American Association of Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic Medicine (formerly the American Association of Electrodiagnostic Medicine) is to serve physicians who diagnose and treat patients with disorders of muscle and nerve, extend the knowledge of electrodiagnostic medicine, and improve the quality of patient care. This will be accomplished through programs in education, research, and quality assurance. The AANEM has a seat in the American Medical Association's (AMA) House of Delegates and is a national medical society member of the Specialty and Services Society (SSS) of the AMA.

Review Date: February 09, 2009

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American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy

Since its founding in 1941, the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) has been dedicated to advancing patient care and digestive health by promoting excellence and innovation in gastrointestinal endoscopy. ASGE, with nearly 12,000 members worldwide, promotes the highest standards for endoscopic training and practice, fosters endoscopic research, recognizes distinguished contributions to endoscopy, and provides resource for endoscopic education. Visit the ASGE Web site at www.asge.org to access patient education materials on endoscopic procedures or to find an ASGE Endoscopist in your area.

Review Date: January 11, 2012

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National Kidney Foundation

The National Kidney Foundation (NKF) is dedicated to preventing kidney and urinary tract diseases, improving the health and well-being of individuals and families affected by these diseases and increasing the availability of all organs for transplantation. With more than 30 local offices nationwide, the NKF: Provides early detection screenings and other vital patient and community services, conducts extensive public and professional education, advocates for patients through legislative action, promotes organ donation, and supports kidney research to identify new treatments. The NKF relies on individual and corporate donations, foundation and government grants, membership and special events to support its range of programs, services and initiatives.

Review Date: June 21, 2011

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Prevent Blindness America

Prevent Blindness America, formerly known as the National Society to Prevent Blindness (NSPB), was founded in 1908. It promotes the prevention of blindness through a comprehensive program of community services, public and professional education, and research. Prevent Blindness attempts to translate medical and technological advances in the field of eye care into practical and obtainable services for the public. It sponsors vision screening and educational projects for the detection of vision problems in young children and adults. Speakers and educational materials are geared to such specific audiences as elementary school children, senior citizens, nurses, and agricultural workers. Information and advisory services related to current treatments and available facilities, research findings, and medical knowledge in the field of eye care and eye disease, and eye health and eye safety are available upon request by phone or letter. Prevent Blindess' program of professional education provides health professionals and health service groups with eye-care resource materials and educational programs related to services in the community. The group conducts statistical studies on the causes of blindness and funds laboratory and clinical research projects related to the prevention of blindness. There are affiliates and divisions in 23 States.

Review Date: February 04, 2011

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Save Babies Through Screening Foundation, Inc.

Save Babies Through Screening Foundation is a national non-profit organization striving to provide information on newborn screening to parents and the medical community. Its mission is to improve the lives of babies by working to prevent disabilities and early death resulting from disorders detectable through newborn screening. The Foundation works to educate parents and professionals about newborn screening and disorders, which can be detected through currently available newborn screening programs. The Foundation supports, assists, and advocates for disorders that are detectable through filter paper newborn screening; are unlikely to be clinically diagnosed without screening; and cause mental retardation, physical disability and/or death in childhood when left untreated.

Review Date: May 12, 2011

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