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Home Health Compare 12/17/07

This tool gives detailed information about Medicare-certified home health agencies. Users can search for information by State, county, or zip code or by the name of the home health agency.

Focus On Prevention Guide 12/17/07

This 62-page guide was developed to help a wide range of groups and communities move from concerns about alcohol, tobacco, and illicit drug abuse to proven and practical solutions. It offers brief, practical, and easy-to-read information that is useful in planning and delivering prevention strategies.

Each two-page topic summary tells why the step is important and what it includes; provides tips on key tasks, choices, and pointers; and includes a highlight box with added advice or...

Basics in Geriatrics "Big 10" and Recommendations for Geriatric Assessment Pocket Card 12/17/07

The Emory University Reynolds Program has established the Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment Pocket Card to be used as a teaching module reference for providers caring for geriatric patients.

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This pocket card addresses the following topics:

  • Basics in Geriatrics “Big 10” - 10 principles that differentiate the care of older patients from other patient populations
  • Recommendations for Geriatric Assessment - a chart plotting the Big...
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...
Genetics of Breast and Ovarian Cancer - Physician Data Query (PDQ®) (Health Professional Version) 12/17/07

This PDQ cancer information summary for health professionals provides comprehensive, peer-reviewed, evidence-based information about the genetics of breast and ovarian cancer. This tool contains sections on:

  • General information
  • Family history as a risk factor for breast cancer
  • Family history as a risk factor for ovarian cancer
  • Autosomal dominant inheritance of breast/ovarian cancer...
Understanding Spinal Muscular Atrophy 12/17/07

This booklet is intended to serve as a source of information and support for children and adults with Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA).

The booklet includes the following information:

  • What is SMA?
  • What causes SMA?
  • Diagnosing SMA
  • Prognosis…what does it mean? What are we to expect?
  • I am a carrier of the SMA gene…what can I do?
  • How Families of SMA can help
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
Cervical Cancer Screening - Physician Data Query (PDQ®) (Patient Version) 12/17/07

This summary provides patients with information on cervical cancer screening (Pap test).

This summary addresses the following topics:

  • What is screening?
  • General information about cervical cancer
  • Cervical cancer screening
  • Risks of cervical cancer screening
American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Patient Guide: HER2 Testing for Breast Cancer 12/17/07

This educational guide provides patients with information about the American Society of Clinical Oncology/College of American Pathologists Guideline Recommendations for Human Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor 2 (HER2) Testing in Breast Cancer.

The guide includes the following sections:

  • Background
  • Recommendations
  • What this means for patients
  • Questions to ask the doctor
  • Helpful links
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

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