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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
Lupus Fact Sheet 12/17/07

This fact sheet addresses the following topics:

  • What is lupus?
  • Who has lupus?
  • What are the different types of lupus?
  • What causes lupus?
  • How is systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) diagnosed?
  • What are flares?
  • How is lupus treated?
  • Is it safe for me to become pregnant?
  • How can I tell the difference between symptoms of lupus and symptoms of pregnancy?
  • How can I cope with the stress of having lupus?
  • What...
American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) 2007 Guideline Update: Recommendations for the Initial Hormonal Management of Androgen-Sensitive Metastatic, Recurrent, or Progressive Prostate Cancer 12/17/07

This table provides the American Society of Clinical Oncology’s previous and current recommendations for the initial hormonal management of androgen-sensitive metastatic, recurrent, or progressive prostate cancer.

This table provides the previous (2004) and current (2007) recommendations for the following topics:

  • Is combined androgen blockade better than castration alone?
  • Does early androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) improve outcomes over deferred therapy?
  • ...
Alcohol: A Women's Health Issue 12/17/07

The aim of this booklet is to provide accurate information about alcohol use and misuse by women of various ages.

The booklet addresses the following topics:

  • Women and drinking
    • How much is too much?
    • Moderate drinking: Benefits and risks
    • Heavy drinking
  • Alcohol in women’s lives: Safe drinking over a lifetime
    • Adolescence
    • Women in young and middle adulthood
    • Older women
  • ...

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