Preventive care

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Your Guide to a Healthy Heart 12/17/07

This guidebook helps users determine their risk of heart disease and take steps to prevent it.

This guide addresses the following topics:

  • Heart disease: why should you care?
  • What you need to know about heart disease
    • What is heart disease?
    • Who is at risk?
    • How risk works
  • What’s your risk?
    • How to talk with your doctor
  • Major risk factors
    • Smoking
    • High blood pressure
    • High blood...
Infection Control Guidance for Community Evacuation Centers Following Disasters 12/17/07

This tool provides recommendations to persons living and working in community shelters regarding basic infection control information that will help to prevent exposure to or transmission of infectious agents. It provides recommendations on the following topics:

  • General infection prevention techniques
  • Hand hygiene
  • Cleaning the living environment and personal items
  • Staff management of sheltered persons with infectious diseases
  • Additional...
Eating Defensively: Food Safety Advice for Persons With AIDS 12/17/07

This brochure offers people with AIDS tips on how to avoid foodborne illnesses.

This brochure addresses the following topics:

  • Bacteria and food poisoning
  • Shopping for food
  • At home
  • Eating out
  • Traveling abroad
Diabetes Care Quality Improvement: A Resource Guide for State Action 12/17/07

This 162-page resource guide is designed to help States assess their quality of diabetes care and fashion quality improvement strategies suited to State conditions.

This resource guide is divided into six modules:

  • Module 1: Background (making the case for diabetes care quality improvement)
  • Module 2: Data (understanding the foundation of quality improvement)
  • Module 3: Information (interpreting State estimates of diabetes quality)
  • Module 4: Action (...
Postmenopausal Hormone Replacement Therapy for Primary Prevention of Chronic Conditions, 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 hormone replacement therapy (HRT) for the primary prevention of chronic conditions. The USPSTF systematically reviews the evidence of effectiveness of a wide range of clinical preventive services—including screening, counseling, and chemoprevention (the use of medication to prevent diseases)—to develop recommendations for preventive care in the primary care setting.

Some health...

Comprehensive Clinic Assessment Software Application (CoCASA) 12/17/07

The Comprehensive Clinic Assessment Software Application (CoCASA) is a tool for assessing immunization practices within a clinic, private practice, or any other environment where immunizations are provided. This software is designed to be used in conjunction with the Assessment, Feedback, Incentives, Exchange (AFIX) strategy. CoCASA has data entry and import capabilities. After immunization data have been entered into CoCASA, data analysis capabilities can be utilized to pinpoint strengths...

A Coordinated Response to Child Abuse and Neglect: The Foundation for Practice 12/17/07

This manual addresses the definition, scope, causes, and consequences of child abuse and neglect. It presents an overview of prevention efforts and the child protection process, from identification and reporting through investigation and assessment, to service provision and closure. It also describes the roles and responsibilities of various community members (including health care providers) in conducting these activities and working collaboratively.

This manual addresses the...

MyPyramid Food Guidance System Education Framework 12/17/07

The MyPyramid Education Framework explains the key concepts of the MyPyramid food guidance system, an interactive tool that assists Americans in making healthy food and activity choices. These key concepts provide a framework of ideas from which professionals can develop consumer messages and materials.

This 19-page framework includes the following information:

  • Background on MyPyramid
  • Overview of the MyPyramid food guidance system education framework
  • Key...
Routine Vitamin Supplementation to Prevent Cancer and Cardiovascular Disease, 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 routine vitamin supplementation to prevent cancer and cardiovascular disease.

Topics addressed include:

  • What does the USPSTF recommend?
  • What does the evidence indicate?
  • Should people take vitamin supplements?
  • What are the potential harms of vitamin supplements?
  • More information
Melanoma Risk Assessment Tool 12/17/07

This tool is designed for use by physicians to estimate an individual’s absolute risk of developing invasive melanoma and to help identify persons at higher risk in order to plan appropriate screening interventions with them.

The melanoma risk calculator was designed for use by health professionals during a routine physical exam that includes recording of information about the patient’s personal and family medical history and an examination of the skin on the patient’s back and...

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