This fact sheet summarizes current recommendations on the use of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine.
It is divided into the following sections:
- Provisional recommendations
- Duration of protection
- Delivery (provisional recommendations)
- Vaccination policies
- Other vaccines in development
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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
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
- Breast health
- Reproductive health
- Mental health screening
- Colorectal health
- Eye and ear health
- Skin health
- Oral health
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...
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:
- 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