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Radiation Therapy and You: Support for People With Cancer 12/17/07

This guide provides facts about and side effects of radiation therapy and describes how patients can care for themselves during and after treatment.

This guide addresses the following topics:

  • Questions and answers about radiation therapy
  • External beam radiation therapy
  • Internal radiation therapy
  • Your feelings during radiation therapy
  • Radiation therapy side effects
  • Radiation therapy side effects at-a-glance
  • Radiation...
How to Read a Food Label 12/17/07

This interactive tool allows consumers to access nutrition information about the following items on a food label:

  • Serving size
  • Calories and calories from fat
  • Percent daily value
  • Fat, cholesterol, and sodium
  • Vitamins, minerals, and fiber
  • Trans fats, proteins, and sugars
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
  • ...
Prostate Cancer Treatment - Physician Data Query (PDQ®) (Health Professional Version) 12/17/07

This summary for health professionals provides comprehensive, peer-reviewed, evidence-based information about the treatment of prostate cancer.

The summary addresses the following topics:

  • General information
  • Cellular classification
  • Stage information
    • Tumor, nodes, metastasis (TNM) definitions
    • American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC) stage groupings
    • Jewett staging system
  • Treatment...
Co-Occurring Disorders: Integrated Dual Disorders Treatment Resource Kit 12/17/07

The Co-Occurring Disorders: Integrated Dual Disorders Treatment Resource Kit offers a treatment approach for people with co-occurring disorders—mental illness and a substance abuse addiction—by offering both mental health and substance abuse services simultaneously in one setting.

This toolkit includes the following:

  • User’s Guide
    • Selected articles
  • Information
    • For consumers
    • For families and other...
Alcohol Problems in Intimate Relationships: Identification and Intervention--A Guide for Marriage and Family Therapists 12/17/07

This 83-page guide by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) gives marriage and family therapists information and tools to treat individuals, couples, and families who are experiencing or are at risk for alcohol-related problems.

This guide includes the following major sections:

  • An alcohol problems framework
  • The continuum and prevalence of alcohol problems
  • Alcohol problems in the context of the couple and the family
  • Screening...
National Institute on Aging: Health Information 12/17/07

The National Institute on Aging (NIA) provides leadership in aging research, training, health information dissemination, and other programs relevant to aging and older people.

This Web site includes the following:
  • Publications: Information and tips on healthy aging, care giving, medications, dietary supplements, and diseases
  • Clinical trials: Federally and privately supported clinical research with human volunteers
  • Related sites: A list of National Institutes of...
Prostate Cancer Prevention - Physician Data Query (PDQ®) (Patient Version) 12/17/07

This summary for patients focuses on prostate cancer prevention.

The purpose of this summary is to:

  • Give information on prostate cancer and how often it occurs.
  • Describe prostate cancer prevention methods.
  • Give current facts about which men or groups of men would most likely be helped by following prostate cancer prevention methods.
American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Patient Guide: Hormone Therapy for Advanced Prostate Cancer 12/17/07

This patient guide summarizes the American Society of Clinical Oncology’s recommendations on hormone therapy for men with advanced prostate cancer.

This patient guide addresses the following topics:

  • Recommendations
American Cancer Society: Breast Cancer 12/17/07

This 106-page guide from the American Cancer Society provides detailed information about breast cancer, including information on risk factors, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment.

This guide addresses the following topics:

  • What is cancer?
  • What is breast cancer?
    • Normal breast structure
    • Benign breast lumps
    • Breast cancer general terms
    • Types of breast cancers
  • What are the key statistics about breast cancer?...

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