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Three Steps to Initiate Discussion About Weight Management with Your Patients 12/17/07

Effective treatment for obesity is based on skillful and empathetic communication between practitioners and patients. This quick-reference card is part of a package for starting an effective weight management program in an office or clinic. It includes:

  • Tips on how to discuss weight issues with patients
  • Guide to determine patient’s health risks
Diabetes: The Numbers 12/17/07

Diabetes: The Numbers is a slide presentation that contains U.S. diabetes prevalence and incidence rates broken down by age, sex, and race/ethnicity. They are designed as a resource for health care professionals, diabetes educators, and students to educate about and help to manage the challenges of diabetes prevention and control. The slides can be downloaded as an entire presentation or used individually.

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...
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...
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...
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...
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
Screening for Obesity in Adults, 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 obesity in adults.

Topics addressed include:

  • What does the USPSTF recommend?
  • Overweight or obese?
  • What is the role of clinicians?
  • What are the characteristics of effective interventions?
  • Are effective interventions equally effective for everyone?
  • What are the roles of medications and surgery?
Surgeon General's Call to Action to Prevent and Reduce Underage Drinking: A Guide to Action for Educators 12/17/07

This Guide to Action for Educators highlights key issues related to underage drinking found in the complete Call to Action To Prevent and Reduce Underage Drinking. It was developed to provide educators and other school personnel with a guide to take action against underage drinking.

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...

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