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Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC) Risk Calculator 10/25/11

This calculator predicts the probability of a successful vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC). It is based on the equation published in the article, “Does information available at admission for delivery improve prediction of vaginal birth after cesarean?” The objective of this study was to construct a predictive model for VBAC that combines factors that can be ascertained only as the pregnancy progresses with those known at initiation of prenatal care.

The calculator is designed...

Comparative Effectiveness of Therapies for Reducing the Risk of Primary Breast Cancer: Guidance for Shared Decision Making 10/12/11

This educational program for clinicians provides information about the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality’s (AHRQ’s) systematic review of the comparative effectiveness and safety of tamoxifen, raloxifene, and tibolone for reducing the risk of primary breast cancer in women. It guides clinicians in discussing AHRQ’s findings with women who may be candidates for FDA-approved therapies.

At the conclusion of this activity, the participant should be able to:

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Women's Wellness Guide 04/21/11

This Web site is the online version of the Women’s Wellness Guide, a kiosk resource that provides critical health care information to women. The guide covers 19 different topics on diseases and conditions common in women and includes a resource page for free or reduced insurance options.

Each topic covers:

  • Disease signs and symptoms: What to look for
  • Disease prevention: What you can do to stay healthy
  • Questions to ask your doctor or health care provider...
My Bright Future: Physical Activity and Healthy Eating for Rural Adult Women 04/14/11

This booklet shows women who live in rural areas how simple changes in their eating habits and physical activity can make them feel better now and contribute to a healthier life.

Included in the booklet:

  • Getting started
    • Questions to answer: Physical activity
    • Questions to answer: Healthy eating
  • Talking with my health care team
    • My questions about healthy eating and physical activity
    • Examples of...
My Bright Future: Physical Activity and Healthy Eating for Rural Young Women 04/14/11

This booklet shows young women living in rural areas how to build a healthy body, inside and out. It provides a self-assessment on their current eating habits and physical activity and offers facts and tools that can help them improve their health.

Included in the booklet:

  • Getting started
    • Questions to answer: Physical activity
    • Questions to answer: Healthy eating
  • Talking with my health care team
    • My questions about healthy eating...
Implementing The Joint Commission Perinatal Care Core Measure on Exclusive Breast Milk Feeding 03/31/11

This toolkit, published by the United States Breastfeeding Committee, addresses the Perinatal Care Core Measure on Exclusive Breast Milk Feeding.

Part 1: Guidelines for Data Collection is designed to aid hospitals and maternity facilities in accurate collection of data needed to comply with this measure.

Part 2: Implementing Practices That Improve Exclusive Breast Milk Feeding focuses on improving adherence to evidence-based best...

Text4baby 09/08/10

Text4baby is a free mobile information service designed to promote maternal and child health. An educational program of the National Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition (HMHB), text4baby provides pregnant women and new moms with information they need to take care of their health and give their babies the best possible start in life. Women who sign up for the service will receive free SMS text messages each week, timed to their due date or baby’s date of birth.

Mills Depression and Anxiety Checklist 06/28/10

This checklist, for women who have recently given birth, provides a list of symptoms and feelings they may experience to evaluate depression or anxiety. The self-evaluation can provide a basis for conversation with a health care provider for treatment, if needed.

Healthy Women Publications 04/01/10

This Web site provides many health information publications for women, covering topics from cancer to heart disease to reproductive health. The special health issues include guides and specialty booklets, tip/fact cards, and tip sheets to give the latest health information to female consumers. Select publications are available in English and Spanish.

Beginnings Guides 06/05/09

The Beginnings Guides offer prenatal and parent education materials that are easy-to-read and easy-to-understand.

  • The Beginnings Pregnancy Guide translates the health promotion content of prenatal care into easy-to-read practical guidance for a healthy pregnancy.
  • The Beginnings Parent’s Guide translates the science of early child development into easy-to-understand practical guidance for parents of 0- to 3-year-olds.

The guides are available in English...

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