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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
Healthy People 2010 11/29/07

Healthy People 2010 is a set of health objectives for the Nation to achieve over the first decade of the new century. It challenges individuals, communities, and professionals to take specific steps to ensure that good health, as well as long life, are enjoyed by all. The framework can be used by States, communities, professional organizations, and many others to help them develop programs to improve health.

The Web site includes the following information and resources:

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Food Safety for Moms-to-Be Toolkit 11/29/07

This educational kit is intended for nurses, midwives, and other educators who make presentations on food safety for pregnant women. The materials are available in English and Spanish.

The tool kit contains the following materials:

  • Educator’s resource guide
    • Pregnancy and foodborne illness: Frequently asked questions
    • Four simple steps to food safety
    • Foodborne risks for moms-to-be
    • Special precautions for moms-to-be
    • ...
SNAP--School Network for Absenteeism Prevention Toolkit 11/29/07

SNAP (School Network for Absenteeism Prevention) is a grassroots, education-based effort to improve health by making hand cleaning an integral part of the school day.

The SNAP toolkit is organized into the following sections:

  • About the SNAP program
  • Clean hands: A critical issue
  • Getting real and making it happen
  • Integrating hand cleaning into the curriculum
  • Step-by-step project planning guide
  • About the National Recognition Program...
Extensively Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis (XDR TB) Fact Sheet 11/29/07

This fact sheet provides information about extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis (XDR TB). It is also available in Spanish, Chinese, French, and Italian. This fact sheet answers the following questions:

  • What is XDR TB?
  • How is XDR TB spread?
  • Why is XDR TB so serious?
  • Who is at risk for getting XDR TB?
  • How can I prevent myself from getting TB?
  • Can the TB vaccine (BCG) help prevent XDR TB?
  • If I have regular (drug-susceptible) TB, how...
Toxic Substances Portal 11/29/07

The Toxic Substances Portal gives access to the best science, the latest research, and the most important information about toxic substances and how they affect health including:

  • Characteristics
  • Exposure risks
  • Associated health effects
  • Related Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry health studies and assessments
Tuberculosis Information for International Travelers 11/29/07

This fact sheet provides information about tuberculosis for international travelers.

The fact sheet answer the following questions:

  • What is tuberculosis (TB)?
  • What is multidrug resistant tuberculosis (MDR TB)?
  • What is extensively drug resistant tuberculosis (XDR TB)?
  • How does drug resistance happen?
  • How is TB spread?
  • How does drug resistance happen?
  • Are international travelers at risk for getting MDR or XDR TB while...
Essentials of Public Reporting of Health Care-Associated Infections: A Toolkit 11/29/07

This toolkit was created to assist States and health care facilities facing legislative mandates to publicly report health care-associated infections by providing guidance on components necessary for a meaningful reporting system. It details recommended steps, including the identification or creation of a responsible agency at the State level, personnel for data collection and quality improvement, strategies to prevent unintended consequences of public reporting, and recommended outcome...

Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis (MDR TB) Fact Sheet 11/29/07

This fact sheet provides information about multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR TB). It is also available in Spanish.

This fact sheet answers the following questions:

  • What is tuberculosis (TB)?
  • What is multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR TB)?
  • What is extensively drug resistant tuberculosis (XDR TB)?
  • How is TB spread?
  • How does drug resistance happen?
  • Who is at risk for getting MDR TB?
  • How can MDR TB be prevented?
  • Is...
VERB. It's What You Do. 11/29/07

The VERB Web site offers many interactive features that will help “tweens” get active. It offers fun games, interesting facts, photo journals, and blogs.

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