Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
"The CDC is dedicated to protecting health and promoting quality of life through prevention and control of disease, injury, and disabilities. They are committed to programs that reduce the health and economic consequences of the leading causes of death" (CDC website). The CDC focuses on not just infectious diseases but on non-infectious as well, such as heart disease, obesity, diabetes, environmental health concerns, and occupational safety issues.
Planning on traveling to a foreign country or exotic location, for up to date information check their travelers’ health pages at www.cdc.gov/travel
In case of any life threatening event call 911 or the emergency number in your area. For a live, immediate response to poisoning events which can include ingestion ( eating or drinking), topical exposure ( skin), inhalation (breathing in) or ocular (the eye), call 1-800-222-1222 from anywhere in New York State.
For educational materials, including updates on newer synthetic drugs, visit the Upstate New York Poison center at www.upstate.edu/poison
American Academy of Pediatrics
We are all members in this organization promoting the health and development of our children. Check out the healthychildren.org website for loads of information.
NYS Dept of Health
Our NYS Dept of Health provides vital information on health and disease conditions effecting NYS residents. Investigate their website at www.health.ny.gov