Boston, MA (PRWEB) October 15, 2009
The first doses of vaccines for the 2009 H1N1 (swine) flu began arriving in hospitals and doctors' offices this week. Confusion and fear about the two forms of the vaccine, who should get them, their effectiveness and potential side effects are spreading more rapidly than the virus itself. How does one sort through all of the available material and distinguish reliable information from misleading or fraudulent messages?
The U.S. Government has at least a dozen different departments, agencies, institutes, centers and divisions providing consumer information on the H1N1 swine influenza pandemic. These include the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the National Library of Medicine, the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Departments of Agriculture, Education and Veterans Affairs. Using its unique CaseBook™ technology, Resounding Health has examined all of these sources, as well as the U.K. National Health Service, the Public Health Agency of Canada and the World Health Organization (WHO) and condensed all of the most important information about H1N1 swine flu into a series of three free e-books.
The e-books covering vaccines ("flu shot" and nasal spray) and treatments (e.g. Tamiflu™, Relenza™) also have links to information provided by the manufacturers of these products which include CSL Ltd., GlaxoSmithKline, MedImmune (AstraZeneca), Novartis, Roche and Sanofi-Aventis.
"These e-books contain brief summaries of all the need-to-know information on how consumers can protect themselves during the flu pandemic," said Dr. Mark Boguski, co-founder of Resounding Health, including the commercial sources of FDA-approved vaccines and drugs and even the closest place to get your flu shot. Dr. Alan Littleford, co-founder and Chief Technology Officer of Resounding Health added that "also included are lists of web sites that the FDA and FTC have identified as providing misleading or fraudulent information."
In addition to the e-books on H1N1, Resounding Health provides dozens of other free CaseBooks on timely and important health topics including addiction, alternative medicine, autism and Asperger's syndrome, brain tumors, breast cancer, diabetes, drug intoxication, herniated discs, Hodgkin's disease, leukemia, medical tourism, mercury poisoning, liver transplants, lupus, pancreatic cancer, seizures, stem cell transplants, resveratrol, stress fractures and stroke. All of these CaseBooks can be printed, linked to, embedded or sent to a friend; users can even create their own CaseBooks for personalized medicine.
For additional information, including video tutorials, visit http://www.ResoundingHealth.com. This web site is for informational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for advice from a health care professional. The information is not to be used for self-diagnosis or treatment. Resounding Health™ and empowering the e-Patient™ are trademarks of Resounding Health Incorporated.
Resounding Health Incorporated was co-founded by Mark Boguski, M.D. and Alan Littleford, Ph.D. Dr. Boguski has held positions at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, the U.S. National Institutes of Health, the U.S. National Library of Medicine and as an executive in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries. He is a former vice president of Novartis and was honored as a Visionary and Influencer by the Personalized Medicine Coalition in 2006. Dr. Boguski was elected to both the Institute of Medicine of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences the American College of Medical Informatics in 2001. He is currently on the faculty of Harvard at the Francis Countway Library of Medicine and at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, a teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School. Dr. Littleford was the co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer of Healthscape, Inc. Prior to this, he held a number of key positions in the IT industry as Principal Architect, Lead Developer or Founder at companies such as Cogent Software, Sitka (a subsidiary of Sun Microsystems), Siebel Systems and Network Associates. Littleford has also served as a highly sought-after consultant for a number of both major companies and technology start-ups.