July 6, 2015
The Center for Disease Control is one of the largest organizations in the United States related to the Department of Health and Human Services. The center began on July 1, 1946 as the Communicable Disease Center (CDC). Its original goal was to stop malaria from growing throughout the nation. The founder of Communicable Disease center, Dr. Joseph Mountin kept fighting for health issues for the public and wanted to give attention to other communicable diseases as well. “The mission statements for the Center of Disease Control states “ The ...view middle of the document...
Preparation and the cost of medication can be an issue for the insured and uninsured. According to the article, Attention-deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: Comparison of Medication Efficacy and Cost, ‘between 1994 and 2003, the price of ADHD medications in the US rose by 285%,” (Luthy & Macintosh & Eden & Beckstrand, n.d.). The cost is not the only issue. A larger discussion about the types of medications available for children is mentioned. Certain medications are short-acting stimulants (3-6 hours), intermediate-acting stimulants (6-10 hours), and long-lasting stimulants (6-12). Each one having benefits and lack thereof. “As extended-release tablets, intermediate-acting stimulants are not to be chewed, crushed, or divided,” (Luthy & Macintosh & Eden & Beckstrand, n.d.). This particular type would not be recommended for children under 6. Attaining reliable information about ADHD leases a better understanding on the type of medication that would be best for the varying ages.
The Center of Disease Control website has a reputable background for reliable information. Its intended readers are those that inquire about facts on diseases and other public health issues. “In addition to being easy to read and simple to navigate the entire CDC website is available in Spanish. Selected up-to-the-minute health and disease alerts can be viewed in several languages, including Chinese, Creole, Tagalog, Hmong, Thai, Somali, Swahili, Russian, French, Dutch, German, and Italian,” (Orlando & Hyde, 2012). There is a variety of topics that can be researched. Statistical data and reports about alcohol use, blood disorders, foodborne...