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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.

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: High Blood Cholesterol 12/17/07

This tool provides patient information about high blood cholesterol.

This tool addresses the following topics:

  • What is cholesterol?
  • What is high blood cholesterol?
  • Other names for high blood cholesterol
  • What causes high blood cholesterol?
  • What are the signs and symptoms of high blood cholesterol?
  • How is high blood cholesterol diagnosed?
  • How is high blood cholesterol treated?
  • Key points
Alzheimer's Disease Education and Referral (ADEAR) Center 12/17/07

This National Institute on Aging Web site provides current, comprehensive information and resources concerning Alzheimer’s disease (AD) for health professionals, people with AD, and their families.

This site includes the following sections:

  • Alzheimer’s information (includes links to numerous publications, some in easy-to-read and Spanish versions)
    • General information
    • Causes
    • Symptoms
    • Diagnosis
    • Treatment (includes a link to an AD...
National Multiple Sclerosis Society: A Guide for Caregivers 12/17/07

This guide presents an overview of the issues faced by people who act as caregivers for people with multiple sclerosis.

This guide includes the following sections:

  • Foreword
  • Part I: Practical decisions
    • Financial and life planning
    • What level of care is needed?
    • At-home care
    • Other care options
    • The cost of care
  • Part II: Emotional support
    • Handling stress and caregiver burnout
    • Two-way...
Closing the Quality Gap: A Critical Analysis of Quality Improvement Strategies, Volume 2--Diabetes Mellitus Care 12/17/07

This 206-page report (the second volume in a series) provides a critical analysis of the existing literature on quality improvement (QI) strategies for management of patients with diabetes mellitus (Type 2 diabetes), which accounts for more than 90 percent of diabetes cases in the United States.

This report addresses the following key questions:

  • Are there QI strategies that improve physicians’ treatment of diabetes and its comorbidities?
    • Can the control of...
Tips for Kids With Type 2 Diabetes: Be Active 12/17/07

This fact sheet provides information about staying active for children with diabetes.

This fact sheet addresses the following topics:

  • Why is being active so important?
  • What types of activity are good to do?
  • What should you do before exercising?
  • How much exercise do you need to do?
  • How can your family and friends help?
  • What if you don’t like to exercise?
  • Take charge of your diabetes.
  • What are some things parents can do...
HIV During Pregnancy, Labor and Delivery, and After Birth: Health Information Fact Sheets for HIV Positive Pregnant Women 12/17/07

This series of fact sheets is intended for women who are HIV-positive and pregnant or have recently given birth. These fact sheets describe the steps an HIV-positive pregnant woman can take to preserve her health and prevent transmission of HIV to her baby.

These fact sheets provide information on the following topics:

  • HIV testing and pregnancy
  • Treatment regimens for HIV-positive pregnant women
  • Safety and toxicity of anti-HIV medications during...
The Heart Truth for Women: If You Have Heart Disease 12/17/07

This fact sheet, part of The Heart Truth campaign, provides key steps to help women in managing heart disease.

This fact sheet addresses the following topics:

  • What is heart disease?
  • Screening tests
    • Electrocardiogram
    • Stress test
    • Nuclear scan
    • Echocardiography
    • Coronary angiography
    • Ventriculogram
    • Intracoronary ultrasound
  • Risk factors
  • Treatment
    • Making lifestyle changes
    • ...
You Can Prevent MAC (Disseminated Mycobacterium avium Complex Disease): A Guide for People With HIV Infection 12/17/07

This guide for people with HIV infection provides information about the prevention and treatment of Mycobacterium avium complex disease (MAC). This tool is also available in Spanish.

This guide addresses the following questions:

  • What is MAC disease?
  • Can children get MAC disease?
  • What are the symptoms of MAC disease?
  • How is MAC disease diagnosed?
  • How do people get MAC disease?
  • How can I avoid MAC disease?
  • ...
The Healthy Heart Handbook for Women 12/17/07

This guide, part of The Heart Truth campaign, provides up-to-date information on women’s heart disease and practical suggestions for reducing the risk of heart-related problems.

This guide addresses the following topics:

  • The heart truth
  • Finding out your risk
  • Major risk factors for heart disease
  • Other factors that affect heart disease
  • Taking control
  • An action plan for heart health
  • A family plan for heart...

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