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Read the Food Label 12/17/07

This fact sheet provides information about reading food labels to find foods that are lower in sodium.

This fact sheet addresses the following topics:

  • Information on the food label
    • Amount per serving
    • Nutrients
    • Number of servings
    • Percent daily value
Home Safety Checklists 12/17/07

This tool is a compilation of checklists from various organizations addressing fall prevention in the senior population.

Diabetes Mellitus Algorithm R: Kidney Function 12/17/07

This algorithm is derived from the evidence-based clinical practice guideline, Management of Diabetes Mellitus, developed by the Department of Veterans Affairs and Department of Defense (VA/DoD). It is intended to:

  • Promote evidence-based management of individuals with diabetes
  • Identify the critical decision points in management of patients with diabetes mellitus, such as glycemic control, evaluation of the eyes and feet, and co-morbid conditions (e.g....
National Kidney Disease Education Program (NKDEP) 12/17/07

The National Kidney Disease Education Program (NKDEP) is an initiative of the National Institutes of Health, designed to reduce the morbidity and mortality caused by kidney disease and its complications.

NKDEP aims to raise awareness of the seriousness of kidney disease, the importance of testing those at high risk (those with diabetes, high blood pressure, or a family history of kidney failure), and the availability of treatment to prevent or slow kidney failure.

The site...

Heads Up: Concussion in High School Sports: Symptoms of Concussion Poster 12/17/07

This poster is part of a toolkit for coaches called Heads Up: Concussion in High School Sports. The poster presents signs and symptoms of concussion and encourages high school athletes to report symptoms to their coach.

School Violence Prevention: Safe Schools/Healthy Students Initiative 12/17/07

This Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS) initiative on school violence—Safe Schools/ Healthy Students—focuses on the collective involvement of families, communities, and schools to build resiliency to disruptive behavior disorders. The initiative is a grant program designed to develop real-world knowledge about what works best to reduce school violence. The underlying principles of the program are to:

  • Marry security with healthy childhood development
  • Approach...
Healthy Weight: Facts for Families, Eat Well, Live Well 12/17/07

This four-page fact sheet addresses healthy eating habits and what parents can do to ensure that their child is eating well.

This fact sheet addresses the following topics:

  • Have changes in our diets caused the obesity crisis?
  • What influences children’s eating habits?
  • What can I do to make sure my child is eating well?
  • Is there an easy way to improve eating habits?
  • Insist on breakfast
  • Plan three meals and two snacks every day
  • ...
Over-the-Counter Medicine Interaction Cabinet 12/17/07

This interactive tool informs consumers about how some over-the-counter medicines may interact with prescription medicines.

The over-the-counter medications included are:

  • Acid reducers
  • Antihistamines
  • Cough medicines
  • Diet aids
  • Decongestants
  • Laxatives
  • Nasal sprays
  • Pain relievers
  • Upset stomach/heartburn medicines

A legend is provided listing whether the selected medication has:

  • More...
You Can Prevent Cryptosporidiosis (Crypto): 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 cryptosporidiosis (crypto). This tool is also available in Spanish.

This guide addresses the following questions:

  • What is crypto?
  • What are the symptoms of crypto?
  • How does crypto affect someone with AIDS or HIV?
  • How is crypto spread?
  • Can crypto be treated?
  • How can I protect myself from crypto?
Red-Yellow-Green Asthma Tool 12/17/07

This one-page tool, in Microsoft(r) Word format, uses the colors of a stoplight to guide patients in managing their asthma symptoms. The tool is divided into green (“all clear”), yellow (“caution”), and red (“medical alert”) zones. For each zone, the tool provides signs and symptoms and allows the health care provider to give specific instructions for managing the condition, including guidance on when to seek emergency medical assistance.

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