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Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) WebM&M Morbidity & Mortality Rounds on the Web 12/17/07

This Web site is an online journal and forum on patient safety and health care quality.

The tool includes the following features:

  • Expert analysis of medical error reports submitted anonymously by Web site users, in the following clinical areas and specialties:
    • Clinical ethics
    • Critical care
    • Dentistry
    • Education
    • Emergency medicine
    • Family medicine
    • Hospital medicine
    • Laboratory medicine
    • Medical...
KidsWalk-to-School: A Guide to Promote Walking to School 12/17/07

This guide teaches communities how to organize and implement the KidsWalk-to-School program, which aims to get children to walk and bicycle to and from school in groups accompanied by adults. This gives kids a chance to be more physically active, to practice safe pedestrian skills, and to learn more about their environment. At the same time, KidsWalk-to-School encourages people to change their neighborhoods for the better, working together, to make walking a safe and enjoyable part of...

Glomerular Filtration Rate (GFR) MDRD Calculator for Adults 12/17/07

Providers can use this calculator to estimate kidney function in adults by measuring the glomerular filtration rate (GFR). This calculator is based on the Modification of Diet in Renal Disease (MDRD) Study equation.

The following information is entered into this tool to calculate GFR:

  • Plasma creatinine
  • Age
  • Whether patient is African American
  • Gender
Genetics of Breast and Ovarian Cancer - Physician Data Query (PDQ®) (Health Professional Version) 12/17/07

This PDQ cancer information summary for health professionals provides comprehensive, peer-reviewed, evidence-based information about the genetics of breast and ovarian cancer. This tool contains sections on:

  • General information
  • Family history as a risk factor for breast cancer
  • Family history as a risk factor for ovarian cancer
  • Autosomal dominant inheritance of breast/ovarian cancer...
Pay Attention: Symptoms of Serious Health Conditions 12/17/07

This tool presents some signs and symptoms of serious health conditions, which should be checked by a doctor or nurse including:

  • Signs of a heart attack
  • Signs of a stroke
  • Symptoms of reproductive health problems
  • Symptoms of breast problems
  • Symptoms of lung problems
  • Symptoms of stomach or digestive problems
  • Symptoms of bladder problems
  • Symptoms of skin problems
  • Symptoms of muscle or joint problems
  • Symptoms of...
Facts About Peripheral Arterial Disease (P.A.D.) for African Americans 12/17/07

This six-page fact sheet, part of the Stay in Circulation national awareness campaign, answers key questions about peripheral arterial disease (P.A.D.) in African Americans and provides steps patients can take to reduce their risk.

This tool provides the following information:

  • What is P.A.D.?
  • What causes P.A.D.?
  • What are the signs and symptoms of P.A.D.?
  • How is P.A.D. diagnosed?
    • Medical and family history
    • Physical exam
    • ...
Healthy Pregnancy: Food Don'ts Print and Go Guide 12/17/07

This guide describes foods that can cause serious illness or should be avoided while pregnant.

This guide addresses the following topics:

  • Three main dangers in food
    • Listeria
    • Mercury
    • Toxoplasma
  • Food facts to keep you and your baby healthy
Find Affordable Health Care 12/17/07

This database will help users locate health centers supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration, which will provide care (based on income) even if the user does not have health insurance.

To find contact information for health care centers, users provide the following information:

  • State
  • County
Cytochrome P450 Drug-Interaction Table 12/17/07

This table is designed as a hypothesis-testing, teaching, and reference tool for physicians and researchers interested in drug interactions that are the result of competition for or effects on the human cytochrome P450 system.

This tool provides hyperlinks from drug names to specific literature references, most of which include a link to the abstract of the article in the National Library of Medicine’s PubMed database. Also, the PubMed link after the drug name may be clicked on to...

Cold or Flu. Antibiotics Don't Work For You. 12/17/07

This brochure provides information about when and if antibiotics are effective against illnesses and when they are not. It is organized into the following sections:

  • The risk: Bacteria becomes resistant
  • Antibiotics aren’t always the answer
  • Protect yourself with the best care
  • Commonly asked questions

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