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HPV and HPV Vaccine - Information for Health Care Providers 12/17/07

This fact sheet summarizes current recommendations on the use of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine.

It is divided into the following sections:

  • Overview
  • Provisional recommendations
  • Safety
  • Efficacy
  • Duration of protection
  • Delivery (provisional recommendations)
  • Cost
  • Cost-effectiveness
  • Vaccination policies
  • Other vaccines in development
A Lifetime of Good Health: Your Guide to Staying Healthy 12/17/07

This 42-page guide for women presents healthy behaviors to prevent and manage the many health conditions that can affect them. The guide addresses the following topics:

  • Recommended screenings and immunizations for women at average risk for most diseases and those at high-risk for specific diseases
  • Medicare-covered preventive services
  • Healthy heart and stroke prevention
  • Warning signs of heart attack and stroke
  • Healthy bones
  • Breast cancer...
American Academy of Neurology (AAN) Guideline Summary for Clinicians: Evaluation of the Child with Global Developmental Delay 12/17/07

This two-page tool is a summary of the American Academy of Neurology and Child Neurology Society guideline on diagnosis of the child with global developmental delay. This practice parameter reviewed available evidence concerning the value of diagnostic testing in the initial evaluation of a young child with a global developmental delay that is static and nonprogressive and has no clear etiology.

This summary presents specific recommendations for each of the following testing modalities...

Clinical Protocols to Reduce High Risk Drinking in College Students: The College Drinking Prevention Curriculum for Health Care Providers 12/17/07

The goal of this 87-page curriculum is to help health professionals and others who work with college students to identify and treat students who are at risk for or have alcohol-related problems. The methods presented are based on science and clinical experience and have been tested and used in a variety of settings. The protocols were specifically designed for busy, high-volume practices.

The curriculum is divided into the following teaching modules:

  • Epidemiology and...
Public Health Emergency Response Guide for State, Local, and Tribal Public Health Directors 12/17/07

This guide is intended to assist State, local, and tribal public health professionals in the initiation of response activities during the first 24 hours of an emergency or disaster.

This guide addresses the following topics:

  • Public health emergency preparedness assumptions
  • Public health emergency response functions and tasks during the acute phase
  • Ongoing public health emergency response functions and tasks
  • Documentation of contacts and actions...
Should I Enter a Clinical Trial? A Patient Reference Guide for Adults with Serious or Life-Threatening Illness 12/17/07

This guide is for adults with a serious or life-threatening illness who may seek treatment in a clinical trial. It is also for their loved ones and the health care professionals who support them during their decisionmaking process and treatment.

This guide offers carefully researched, objective information about the world of clinical research today–the study of new (also called experimental or investigational) treatments in humans. The guide explains how and why clinical research...

My Medicines: Women's Health: Take Time to Care 12/17/07

This brochure for women provides recommendations for taking medicines wisely.

This brochure addresses the following topics:

  • Read the label
  • Avoid problems
  • Ask questions
  • Keep a record of medicines you use
  • List your prescription medicines
Screening Tests and Immunizations Guidelines for Women 12/17/07

This chart lists recommended screenings and immunizations for women aged 18-39, 40-49, 50-64, and 65 and older.

This chart includes recommendations in the following areas:

  • General health
  • Heart health
  • Bone health
  • Diabetes
  • Breast health
  • Reproductive health
  • Mental health screening
  • Colorectal health
  • Eye and ear health
  • Skin health
  • Oral health
  • Immunizations
Breast Cancer Risk Assessment Tool 12/17/07

This Web page features an interactive tool, designed for use by health professionals, to estimate a woman’s 5-year and lifetime risk of developing invasive breast cancer. Patients who use the tool are encouraged to discuss the results of this assessment and their personal risk of breast cancer with their health care professional.

In addition to the tool, this Web page includes the following information:

  • About the tool
    • Explaining the questions used in the tool...
Field Manual for Mental Health and Human Service Workers in Major Disasters 12/17/07

This field manual provides specific and practical suggestions for mental health workers and other human service providers who assist survivors following a disaster.

Topics addressed in this guide include:

  • Introduction
  • Key concepts of disaster mental health
  • Survivors’ needs and reactions
  • Disaster counseling skills
    • Establishing rapport
    • Active listening
    • Some dos and don’ts
    • Problem solving
    • A word of caution
    • ...

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