Preventive care

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Improving Preventive Care Services for Children: A Best Clinical and Administrative Practices Toolkit for Medicaid Health Plans 12/17/07

This toolkit offers a structured approach for addressing quality improvement for preventive care services and a collection of “lessons learned” by a diverse group of health plans serving Medicaid members. It offers realistic approaches to help health plans develop or improve preventive care programs.

This tool addresses the following topics:

  • How will this toolkit benefit your health plan?
  • Measuring for success: A process improvement strategy
  • A typology...
2006 Update of the ASCO Recommendations for Antiemetics in Oncology: Guideline Summary 12/17/07

This three-page guideline summary is a 2006 update of the American Society of Clinical Oncology’s (ASCO) recommendations for the use of antiemetics in oncology.

This guideline summary addresses the following topics:

  • Chemotherapy-induced emesis
  • Radiation-induced emesis

Three tables summarize the following topics:

  • Antiemetic agents and regimens, emetic risk categories, special emetic problems, and radiation-induced emesis
  • Emetic risk of...
Keep Food and Water Safe After a Disaster or Power Outage 12/17/07

This tool provides information about how to keep food and water safe after a natural disaster or power outage. It is organized into the following sections:

  • Food
    • Identify and throw away food that may not be safe to eat
    • Storing food safely
    • Feeding infants and young children
    • Clean and sanitize food-contact surfaces
  • Water
  • Related resources
National Institutes of Health (NIH) SeniorHealth 12/17/07

This Web site makes aging-related health information easily accessible for adults 60 and older, as well as their family members and friends.

This Web site addresses the following topics:

  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Arthritis
  • Balance problems
  • Breast cancer
  • Caring for someone with Alzheimer’s
  • Cataract
  • Colorectal cancer
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Depression
  • Diabetes
  • Diabetic retinopathy...
Gonorrhea Fact Sheet 12/17/07

This fact sheet provides answers to frequently asked questions about gonorrhea. It addresses the following topics:

  • What is gonorrhea?
  • How do you get gonorrhea?
  • Who is at risk for gonorrhea?
  • What are the symptoms of gonorrhea?
  • Are there tests for gonorrhea?
  • How is gonorrhea treated?
  • What happens if gonorrhea isn’t treated?
  • Can gonorrhea cause problems during pregnancy?
  • How can I keep from getting gonorrhea?
Tips to Weight Loss Success 12/17/07

This tool offers patients simple tips and suggestions on creating a successful weight loss plan. It includes the following:

  • Tips on eating and engaging in physical activity in order to lose weight
  • Self-administered questionnaire to determine the patient’s weight and health profile
As You Age...A Guide to Aging, Medicines, and Alcohol 12/17/07

This five-page guide for older adults provides information on how to avoid medication and alcohol misuse.

This guide includes the following sections:

  • Take steps on your own
  • Signals that may indicate an alcohol- or medication-related problem
  • Talk to someone you trust
  • Share the right information with your health care professional
  • List your prescription and over-the-counter medicines, as well as your dietary supplements and herbal preparations...
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...
Skin Cancer Flier for Parents 12/17/07

This one-page flier is intended for parents and contains information about protecting children from sun exposure.

Cervical Cancer Prevention - Physician Data Query (PDQ®) (Health Professional Version) 12/17/07

This summary provides information to health care professionals on cervical cancer prevention. It addresses the following topics:

  • Summary of evidence
    • Avoidance of human papillomavirus (HPV) infection
    • Screening via gynecologic examinations and cytologic screening
    • Cigarette smoke
    • Reproductive behavior
  • Significance
    • Incidence and mortality
  • Evidence of benefit...

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