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Screening for Osteoporosis in Postmenopausal Women, What's New from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) 12/17/07

This fact sheet presents highlights of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendations on screening for osteoporosis in postmenopausal women.

Topics addressed include:

  • Why is screening for osteoporosis in postmenopausal women important?
  • Who is at risk for osteoporosis?
  • What does the USPSTF recommend?
  • What screening tests are available?
  • What treatments are available?
  • How do the current recommendations differ from those...
A Guide to Managing Stress in Crisis Response Professions 12/17/07

This easy-to-use 40-page pocket guide focuses on general principles of stress management and offers simple, practical strategies that can be incorporated into the daily routine of crisis response managers and workers (including first responders, public health workers, construction workers, transportation workers, utilities workers, and volunteers). The guide also provides a concise orientation to the signs and symptoms of stress.

This pocket guide includes the following topics:...

Bright Futures for Women's Health and Wellness: Healthy Women Build Healthy Communities Toolkit for Physical Activity and Healthy Eating 12/17/07

This toolkit from the Bright Futures for Women's Health and Wellness (BFWHW) Initiative is for women who want to improve the health of their communities. It provides guidance to plan, carry out, and evaluate a physical activity and/or healthy eating event. It also includes real-life stories from women who took action in their communities to get people moving and eating healthier.

This toolkit is divided into 10 Building Blocks—ideas and tools to help women plan a community activity:...

COPD: Learn More Breathe Better 12/17/07

This Web site provides patients and health care professionals with information about chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), including materials for public and professional outreach.

This Web site provides the following information for patients:

  • What is chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)?
    • How does COPD affect breathing?
    • Symptoms
    • Getting tested
    • Taking action
  • Am I at risk?
    • Smoking
    • Environmental...
Healthy Youth! Physical Activity Brochures for Parents, Teachers, and Principals 12/17/07

These brochures are designed to help parents, teachers, and principals increase physical activity among elementary and middle school-aged youth.

  • The parent brochure includes a checklist parents can use to help decide what organized activities they would like their child to join. It is also available in Spanish and Chinese.
  • The teacher brochure includes tips and ideas for adding activity to lesson plans.
  • The principal brochure includes tips on how principals can...
Ovarian Cancer Screening - Physician Data Query (PDQ®) (Health Professional Version) 12/17/07

This summary for health professionals provides comprehensive, peer-reviewed, evidence-based information about ovarian cancer screening.

This summary includes the following sections:

  • Summary of evidence
    • Cancer antigen (CA) 125 levels, transvaginal ultrasound, and pelvic examinations
      • Statement of benefit
      • Statement of harms
  • Significance
    • Incidence and mortality
    • Factors...
Cervical Cancer Screening - Physician Data Query (PDQ®) (Patient Version) 12/17/07

This summary provides patients with information on cervical cancer screening (Pap test).

This summary addresses the following topics:

  • What is screening?
  • General information about cervical cancer
  • Cervical cancer screening
  • Risks of cervical cancer screening
Guidelines for Using Medicines Safely 12/17/07

This tool provides tips to patients on safe medication use. It outlines steps they should take at the doctor’s office, at the pharmacy, and at home.

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?

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