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Girl Power! Community Education Kit 03/19/08

The Girl Power! Community Education Kit highlights many types of messages and materials to help individuals and organizations develop comprehensive, skill-building programs to serve the needs of 9- to 14-year-old girls in their community.

The kit contains the following 11 components:

  • Welcome to Girl Power!
    • This booklet provides an overview of the Girl Power! program and includes information on the issues and challenges facing 9- to 14-year-old girls...
The Curricula for Simulated Obstetric Emergency Response Drills & Safety (CORDS™) 03/19/08

The CORDS (Curricula for Simulated Obstetric Emergency Response Drills & Safety) toolkit was designed to use military and aviation style simulation experiences to prepare labor and delivery staff for an obstetrical emergency. The toolkit also includes information about the importance of communication and teamwork.

Hormones & You: Postpartum Thyroiditis 03/19/08

This fact sheet addresses the causes, risks, and treatments for postpartum thyroiditis.

The fact sheet contains the following information:

  • What is postpartum thyroiditis?
  • What are the risks of postpartum thyroiditis?
  • How is postpartum thyroiditis diagnosed?
  • How is thyroiditis treated?
  • What should you do with this information?
  • Resources

Patient Guide to the Management of Maternal Hyperthyroidism Before, During and After Pregnancy 03/19/08

This patient guide is based on clinical guidelines written to help physicians who are evaluating and treating various types of thyroid dysfunction in women before, during, and after their pregnancy.

This guide addresses the following questions:

  • Who is at higher risk of hyperthyroidism during pregnancy?
  • What special considerations apply to the diagnosis and management of hyperthyroidism during pregnancy and postpartum?
  • What is the recommended treatment for...
Depression During and After Pregnancy: A Resource for Women, Their Families, and Friends 03/19/08

The booklet offers information to women about depression during or after a pregnancy. This booklet also provides information for fathers, family, and friends on how to help their loved one.

The booklet addresses the following topics:

  • What causes perinatal depression?
  • Who is at risk?
  • Types of perinatal depression
  • Symptoms of perinatal depression
  • If I have perinatal depression, what can I do?
  • Advice for fathers, family, and...
Detecting and Treating Thyroid Nodules and Cancer Before, During, and After Pregnancy: A Patient's Guide 03/19/08

This patient guide is based on clinical guidelines written to help physicians who are evaluating and treating various types of thyroid dysfunction in women before, during, and after their pregnancy.

This guide addresses the following questions:

  • Who is at higher risk of thyroid nodules and thyroid cancer during pregnancy?
  • What special considerations apply to the diagnosis and management of thyroid nodules during pregnancy?
  • What is the recommended treatment...
Improving Chlamydia Screening: Strategies from Top Performing Health Plans 03/19/08

This report provides practical examples of successful initiatives to increase chlamydia screenings. It includes three examples of chlamydia screening strategies of top performing health plans:

  • Profile A: Multifaceted approach to increasing chlamydia screening rates
  • Profile B: One-on-one OB/GYN training, “risky behavior” brochures
  • Profile C: Hosted annual chlamydia screening dinner with doctors and focus groups with members
What You Should Know About Stroke Prevention 12/17/07

This consumer fact sheet presents information on stroke prevention, including warning signs and risk factors.

Prostate Cancer Screening - Physician Data Query (PDQ®) (Health Professional Version) 12/17/07

This summary for health professionals provides comprehensive, peer-reviewed, evidence-based information about prostate cancer screening.

This tool addresses the following topics:

  • Summary of evidence
    • Digital rectal examination and prostate-specific antigen (PSA)
      • Benefits
      • Harms
  • Significance
    • Incidence and mortality
    • Risk factors
  • Evidence of benefit...
What Are the Warning Signs of a Heart Attack? 12/17/07

This tool can help consumers identify the symptoms of a heart attack.

This tool addresses the following topics:

  • Warning signs of a heart attack
  • Getting help quickly
  • Planning ahead

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