Public health surveillance involves the collection, analysis, and dissemination of data for use in public health practice. A surveillance system includes the capacity to collect and analyze data as well as the ability to disseminate the data to public health agencies that can undertake effective prevention and control activities. An emerging issue in… (More)
This article defines myoclonus, describes the numerous causes of myoclonus, and summarizes various classification schemes. The electrodiagnostic characteristics and pathophysiology of this movement disorder are described. Treatment of the various forms of myoclonus is also discussed.
In 1980, Congress created the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) to implement health-related sections of laws that protect the public from hazardous wastes and environmental spills of hazardous substances. The Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 (CERCLA), commonly known as the "Superfund" Act,… (More)