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Healthy Weight: Facts for Families, Eat Well, Live Well 12/17/07

This four-page fact sheet addresses healthy eating habits and what parents can do to ensure that their child is eating well.

This fact sheet addresses the following topics:

  • Have changes in our diets caused the obesity crisis?
  • What influences children’s eating habits?
  • What can I do to make sure my child is eating well?
  • Is there an easy way to improve eating habits?
  • Insist on breakfast
  • Plan three meals and two snacks every day
  • ...
Keep It With You: Personal Medical Information Form 12/17/07

This form is intended to be a voluntary and temporary record that lists medical care and other health information for people who need care during disasters and similar situations. This form can assist health care workers to learn information about past and new health concerns for people receiving help.

Patients fill out as much information on the form as they can, and staple their immunization card listing the shots they have recently received to the form.

Information recorded on...

Breast Self-Exam 12/17/07

This tool kit provides women with information about the importance of early detection and screening for breast cancer and instructions for a breast self-exam (BSE).

The tool kit includes:

  • Breast self awareness information
    • Recommendations
  • BSE instructional tool (available in English, Spanish, and Hindi)
    • Video
  • BSE card
    • This full-color waterproof card illustrates and describes the technique of BSE. Monthly punch-...
Cervical Cancer Screening - Physician Data Query (PDQ®) (Health Professional Version) 12/17/07

This summary provides evidence of the benefit and harm of various cervical cancer screening techniques.

This summary addresses the following topics:

  • Summary of evidence
  • Significance
  • Evidence of benefit
  • Evidence of harm
  • Accuracy of the Pap test
  • New screening technologies
  • Screening women who have had a hysterectomy
  • Screening interval
  • Human papillomavirus (HPV) testing
  • Screening older...
A Guide to the Clinical Care of Women With HIV/AIDS, 2005 Edition 12/17/07

This guide is a comprehensive clinical manual that addresses the primary care needs unique to women infected with HIV. The target audience is clinicians who provide primary care to women, as well as those seeking a more in-depth understanding of how to care for women with HIV/AIDS.

This guide addresses the following topics:

  • Epidemiology and natural history of HIV infection in women
  • Approach to the patient
  • Prevention of HIV
  • Primary medical care
  • ...
Drinking and Your Pregnancy 12/17/07

This Web page provides women with information about the dangers of drinking during pregnancy.

This tool provides information on the following topics:

  • When you are pregnant, drinking can hurt your baby
  • Questions about alcohol and drinking during pregnancy
    • Can I drink alcohol if I am pregnant?
    • Is any kind of alcohol safe to drink during pregnancy?
    • What if I drank during my last pregnancy and my baby was fine?
    • Will these problems go away...
Taking Care of Yourself with Arthritis 12/17/07

This questionnaire provides patients with information about managing their arthritis.

This tool addresses the following topics:

  • Getting the care you need
  • Talking to your doctor
  • Taking your medicine
  • Your body signs
  • Taking care of yourself
  • Dealing with stress
Developing Cultural Competence in Disaster Mental Health Programs: Guiding Principles and Recommendations 12/17/07

The purpose of this guide is to assist States and communities in planning, designing, and implementing culturally competent disaster mental health services for survivors of natural and human-caused disasters of all scales.

This guide addresses the following topics:

  • Culture and disaster
    • Understanding culture
    • Diversity among and within racial and ethnic minority groups
    • Cultural competence: Scope and terminology
    • The cultural competence continuum...
Women and HIV/AIDS: Research and Clinical Trials 12/17/07

This tool provides information to women about HIV/AIDS research and clinical trials.

The following topics are addressed:

  • Women’s Interagency HIV Study—Designed to investigate the history and course of HIV infection in women
  • Clinical trials—Research studies designed to find out if new drugs, vaccines, or other treatments are safe and if they work
  • Microbicide research—Research studies on microbicides, which are gels, creams, or foams that are applied to prevent...
A Report Card on Quality Improvement For Children's Health Care 12/17/07

This study, published in the journal Pediatrics, involved a literature review and interviews with expert observers to assess the status of initiatives aimed at improving the quality of child health services.

This article includes the following sections:

  • Methods
    • Literature review
    • Interviews
  • Results
    • Literature review
      • Overview of literature
      • The methods of quality improvement (QI)
        • Guidelines/Pathways...

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