American Journal of Public Health: A monthly journal that publishes original research articles that are peer-reviewed in both “general and specialized areas of the science, art, and practice of public health. These areas include: environment, maternal and child health, health promotion, epidemiology, administration, occupational health, education, international health, statistics, etc.”
Founded in 1911, the Journal is published by the American Public Health Association (APHA), the largest public health association in the world.
Issues of the Journal feature a theme of vital current interest. Recent examples are: Women’s Health, Children’s Health, HIV/AIDS, Smoking, Environmental and Occupational Health, Aging and Health, and Health Risks and Mortality.
The online version of the Journal offers supplements and articles that are not available in the print version.
- American Medical Association
American Medical Association: The AMA. The AMA’s mission statement proclaims: “We are the Voice of the American Medical Profession. “We are the partnership of physicians and their professional associations dedicated to promoting the art and science of medicine and the betterment of public health. “We serve the physicians and their patients by establishing and promoting […]
- American Psychiatric Association
American Psychiatric Association: A medical specialty society with over 35,000 US and international member physicians who “work together to ensure humane care and effective treatment for all persons with mental disorder, including mental retardation and substance-related disorders. It is the voice and conscience of modern psychiatry. Its vision is a society that has available, accessible […]
- American Sign Language
Abbreviated ASL. A complete, complex language that employs signs made with the hands and other movements, including facial expressions and postures of the body, used primarily by people in North America who are deaf.
- American Type Culture Collection (ATCC)
American Type Culture Collection (ATCC): Although little known to the general public, the American Type Culture Collection (ATCC) is a key resource for medical research. It is the world’s premier biological culture repository. The ATCC assures medical and other biological scientists a reliable source of over 60,000 authenticated, viable cultures of: Algae & Protozoa Bacteria […]
Americium: Symbol: Am. A man-made metallic element whose isotopes Am-237 through Am-246 are all radioactive. Americium must be handled with great care to avoid personal contamination. Trace quantities of americium are widely used in smoke detectors. It is also used in bone mineral analysis and as a radiation source for radiotherapy. Americium was discovered in […]