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American Academy of Neurology (AAN) Guideline Summary for Patients and Their Families: Alzheimer's Disease 12/17/07

This tool, developed by the American Academy of Neurology, provides guidelines that summarize the best research on recognizing, diagnosing, and providing treatment options for people with Alzheimer’s disease and their families.

This tool addresses the following topics:

  • How can you recognize Alzheimer’s disease?
  • How does a doctor diagnose Alzheimer’s disease?
  • What are the treatment and care options available today?
  • Where can you find more resources?...
A Pocket Guide to Adult HIV/AIDS Treatment: Companion to A Guide to Primary Care of People with HIV/AIDS, August 2004 Edition 12/17/07

This 58-page pocket guide is provided as an information resource to assist physicians and other health professionals in the appropriate treatment of patients with HIV/AIDS. This pocket guide supports A Guide to Primary Care of People with HIV/AIDS, 2004 Edition , and provides an easy reference for point-of-care decisionmaking.

The guide includes the following information:

  • Drug information tables
  • Adult antiretroviral therapy tables
  • ...
Women: Stay Healthy at Any Age: Your Checklist for Health 12/17/07

This checklist displays screening tests, preventive medicine, and other healthy life behaviors recommended for women by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. The screening test checklist allows patients to chart dates and test results as well as questions for the doctor.

Resources to Implement Cross-Cultural Clinical Practice Guidelines for Medicaid Practitioners: Physician Toolkit and Curriculum 12/17/07

This toolkit will help providers apply the Cross-Cultural Clinical Practice Guidelines, which were written for primary care practitioners serving racially, ethnically, and linguistically diverse Medicaid populations in various outpatient settings. It introduces the fundamentals of cross-cultural practice and offers steps and processes essential to delivering high-quality care to culturally diverse populations.

The toolkit includes the following sections:

  • Introduction and...
Buying Prescription Medicine Online: A Consumer Safety Guide 12/17/07

This guide provides information about Web sites that sell medications, offers tips when purchasing medications online, and offers suggestions for consumers looking for a safe Web site. The guide is available as both a Web page and a brochure, in both English and Spanish.

Addressing Language Barriers Between Physician and Patient: What Are the Optimal Strategies? 12/17/07

Part of the American Medical Association’s “Educating Physicians on Controversies and Challenges in Health” series, this 5-minute video discusses strategies for overcoming language barriers and enhancing communication between physicians and patients with limited English proficiency.

The video addresses the following topics:

  • Which type of language access service is needed during a clinical interaction?
  • Definition of limited English proficiency and language access...
Safe Sleep For Your Baby: Reduce the Risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) (African American Outreach) 12/17/07

This brochure is part of the Back to Sleep campaign, an effort to educate families and caregivers about putting healthy infants on their backs to sleep to help reduce the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). The brochure explains ways to reduce the risk of SIDS and provide a safe sleep environment for infants.

This tool addresses the following topics:

  • What is Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)?
  • What should I know about SIDS?
  • Fast facts about SIDS...
Disaster Evacuees Attending New Schools 12/17/07

This fact sheet presents information for parents and communities concerned about the potential for disease outbreak when the residents of disaster-affected areas migrate to other States.

The following topics are addressed in this fact sheet:

  • School-age evacuees do not pose an increased health risk in schools
  • Illnesses in school-age evacuees should be treated the same as under normal conditions
  • Guidance on accepting a school-age evacuee into the...
15+ Make Time to Listen--Take Time to Talk...About Bullying 12/17/07

This material is part of “15+ Make Time to Listen Take Time to Talk,” an initiative to promote healthy child development and prevent youth and school-based violence. The Web site provides interactive questions to encourage 15 or more minutes of undivided conversation per day between parents/caregivers and children. Schools, adults, and children can use these questions to start conversations about bullying and how to prevent it.

The Web site provides questions in the...

Effectiveness of Noninvasive Diagnostic Tests for Breast Abnormalities 12/17/07

To help determine whether noninvasive tests are sufficiently accurate to be appropriate for evaluation of women with an abnormal mammogram or exam finding, this report summarizes available data on the performance of these tests in the evaluation of women presenting with breast abnormalities that suggest the possibility of breast cancer.

The report addresses the following questions:

  1. What are the sensitivity and specificity of the tests for diagnosis of breast cancer in women...

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