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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
  • ...
Your Guide to Living Well With Heart Disease 12/17/07

This tool is a step-by-step guide to helping people with heart disease make decisions that will protect and improve their heart health. It provides information about lifestyle habits, medicines, and other treatments that can lessen the chances of having a heart attack.

This guide addresses the following topics:

  • Heart disease: A wakeup call
  • What is heart disease?
  • Getting tested for heart disease
  • Controlling your risk factors
    • You and your doctor...
You Can Prevent Cytomegalovirus (CMV): 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 cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection. This tool is also available in Spanish.

This guide addresses the following questions:

  • What is CMV?
  • How is CMV spread?
  • How can I protect myself from CMV?
  • How do I know if I have CMV?
  • How is CMV different for someone with HIV?
  • How can I prevent CMV disease?
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
Lupus Fact Sheet 12/17/07

This fact sheet addresses the following topics:

  • What is lupus?
  • Who has lupus?
  • What are the different types of lupus?
  • What causes lupus?
  • How is systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) diagnosed?
  • What are flares?
  • How is lupus treated?
  • Is it safe for me to become pregnant?
  • How can I tell the difference between symptoms of lupus and symptoms of pregnancy?
  • How can I cope with the stress of having lupus?
  • What...
Men: Stay Healthy at Any Age: Your Checklist for Health 12/17/07

This tool is evidence-based and designed to help men understand which medical checkup tests they need to stay healthy at any age. It addresses the following topics:

  • Screening tests for men: What you need and when
  • Daily steps to health
  • Should you take medicines to prevent disease?
Understanding Breast Changes: A Health Guide for All Women 12/17/07

This guide is designed to help women understand changes that occur in their breasts.

This guide includes the following information:

  • About your breasts
  • Types of breast changes
  • Finding breast changes
  • Breast changes during your lifetime that are not cancer
  • Getting a second opinion
  • Followup tests to tell you more
  • Finding the support you need
  • For more information
  • Chart 1: Possible mammogram results and followup care...

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