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National Cancer Institute Cancer Topics 12/17/07

This Web site offers patients and health professionals a variety of educational resources related to cancer. This site provides reliable information about cancer from the National Cancer Institute, Federal agencies, and other trusted sources. The site is updated regularly.

This site presents the following information regarding cancer:

  • Types of cancer
  • Treatment
  • Prevention, genetics, causes
  • Screening and testing
  • Coping with cancer
  • ...
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...
Eat Better & Move More: A Guidebook for Community Programs 12/17/07

This 36-page guidebook, part of the You Can! Steps to Healthier Aging Campaign, will help community organizations increase the number of older people who stay active and healthy by implementing a simple 12-week nutrition and walking program.

The guidebook addresses the following topics:

  • Setting up your program
  • Week 1:
    • Eat better for health
    • Orientation and enrollment
  • Week 2:
    • Move more for health
    • Orientation to step...
Find Youth Info Web Site 12/17/07

This Web site offers Federally-developed interactive tools and other resources to help community organizations and partnerships in their efforts to support youth. Included are tools and resources to help form effective partnerships, assess community assets, understand risk factors and protective factors, generate maps of local and Federal resources, and search for evidence-based youth programs.

Colorectal Cancer Prevention - 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 colorectal cancer prevention.

This summary addresses the following topics:

  • Summary of evidence
    • Use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs
    • Postmenopausal hormone use
    • Diet modification
    • Polyp removal
  • Significance
    • Incidence and mortality
    • Definition of...
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...
A Guide to Choosing and Adapting Culturally and Linguistically Competent Health Promotion Materials 12/17/07

Many communities and organizations lack the resources to create new health promotion materials that address the cultural and linguistic needs of their local populations. This 12-page guide aims to assist these groups in making appropriate choices among existing materials and provides recommendations for adapting such materials for use in health promotion efforts.

This guide addresses the following topics:

  • Values and guiding principles for assuring cultural and linguistic...
Next Steps After Your Diagnosis: Finding Information and Support 12/17/07

This tool offers general advice to help patients learn more about their medical problem and how it can be treated. A video Web program based on the booklet tells viewers what experts have to say about coming to grips with illness.

The 28-page booklet addresses the following topics:

  • Step 1: Take the time you need
  • Step 2: Get the support you need
  • Step 3: Talk with your doctor
  • Step 4: Seek out information
  • Step 5: Decide on a treatment...
Healthy Pregnancy: When to Call the Baby's Doctor Print and Go Guide 12/17/07

Even small changes in eating, sleeping, and crying can be signs of serious problems for newborns. This guide helps new mothers identify some of the symptoms that require a pediatrician’s attention.

Colorectal Cancer Screening - Physician Data Query (PDQ®) (Patient Version) 12/17/07

This summary provides patients with information about colorectal cancer screening.

This summary addresses the following topics:

  • What is screening?
  • General information about colorectal cancer
  • Colorectal cancer screening
    • Tests commonly used to screen for colorectal cancer
    • New tests being studied in clinical trials
  • Risks of colorectal cancer screening

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