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National Survey of Children's Health: Data Resource Center 12/17/07

This data query tool provides immediate access to the National Survey of Children’s Health data, as well as resources and assistance for interpreting and reporting findings. The interactive data query can be used to search and compare survey results for a State, the Nation, or subgroups of children.

The interactive data query allows users to search on the following topics:

  • Child health measures—More than 60 measures of child health and well-being derived from the survey, in...
Use of Tumor Markers in Gastrointestinal Cancer: 2006 Update Slide Set 12/17/07

This slide set provides an overall summary of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) 2006 clinical practice guideline update of recommendations for the use of tumor markers in gastrointestinal cancer.

Department of Veterans Affairs/Department of Defense (VA/DoD) Clinical Practice Guideline for the Management of Medically Unexplained Symptoms (MUS): Chronic Pain and Fatigue, Guideline Summary 12/17/07

This 18-page guideline summary is derived from the evidence-based clinical practice guideline, Management of Medically Unexplained Symptoms: Chronic Pain and Fatigue, developed by the Department of Veterans Affairs and Department of Defense. It is intended to:

  • Promote efficient and effective assessment of patients’ complaints
  • Identify the critical decision points in management of patients with medically unexplained symptoms: chronic pain and fatigue
  • Allow...
Questions You May Want to Ask Your Child's Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) Doctor 12/17/07

This wallet card explains what an ear, nose, and throat (ENT) doctor is and lists questions about hearing loss that parents/guardians may want to ask their child’s ENT doctor. It provides space for information about the ENT doctor and tests to be performed, as well as blank space next to each question in which to record what the parent/guardian has learned during the appointment.

Choosing Safe Toys 12/17/07

This tool provides tips to help parents and caregivers choose safe toys for their children.

This tool addresses the following topics:

  • The creation of safe toy standards
  • How toys are tested for safety
  • Choosing toys for your child’s age group
    • For infants, toddlers, and preschoolers
    • For grade-schoolers
  • Toys in your home
  • Dangerous toys
  • Loud toys
  • Other things to consider
  • Reporting unsafe toys
  • ...
Heads Up: Concussion in High School Sports: A Fact Sheet for Parents 12/17/07

This fact sheet for parents of high school athletes is part of the toolkit for coaches, Heads Up: Concussion in High School Sports. It addresses the following topics:

  • What is a concussion?
  • What are the signs and symptoms of a concussion?
  • What should you do if you think your teenage athlete has a concussion?
Fistula First Change Package 12/17/07

Fistula First provides clinical and organizational changes for increasing arteriovenous fistula (AVF) use and improving hemodialysis patient outcomes.

This package describes 11 steps to improve hemodialysis:

  1. Routine continuous quality improvement (CQI) review of vascular access
  2. Timely referral to nephrologists
  3. Early referral to surgeon for “AVF only” evaluation and timely placement...
American Cancer Society Mammogram Reminder 12/17/07

This interactive tool will send an e-mail message each year reminding you or someone you know to “Please schedule your mammogram today.” You can choose the month for delivery of the reminder.

Mammograms and Other Breast Imaging Procedures 12/17/07

This tool provides information about mammograms and other breast imaging procedures.

This tool addresses the following topics:

  • Screening mammograms
  • American Cancer Society recommendations for early breast cancer detection
  • Diagnostic mammograms
  • Tips for having a mammogram
  • What to expect when you get a mammogram
  • Help with mammogram costs
  • Regulation of mammography
  • What does the doctor look for on your mammogram?
  • ...
Common Screening and Diagnostic Tests 12/17/07

This tool provides information to women about common screening and diagnostic tests.

This tool provides a simple description of 26 screening and diagnostic tests including:

  • Angiogram
  • Barium enema
  • Biopsy
  • Blood test
  • Bone mineral density test
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Clinical breast exam
  • Chest x-ray
  • Colonoscopy
  • Computed tomographic (CT or CAT) scan
  • Echocardiogram
  • Electroencephalogram (EEG)
  • ...

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