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Anxiety Disorders 12/17/07

This guide describes the symptoms, causes, and treatments of the major anxiety disorders, with information on getting help and the role of research.

This booklet addresses the following topics:

  • Panic disorder
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Social phobia (social anxiety disorder)
  • Specific phobias
  • Generalized anxiety disorder
  • Treatment of anxiety disorders
    • Medications
    • Psychotherapy...
Understanding Prostate Changes: A Health Guide for Men 12/17/07

This booklet for men can help answer questions about prostate changes that happen with age, such as:

  • What are common prostate changes?
  • How are these changes treated?
  • What do I need to know about testing for prostate changes, including cancer?

This booklet addresses the following topics:

  • Introduction to the prostate
  • Prostate changes that are not cancer
  • Prostate cancer
  • Talking to your doctor
  • Types of tests
  • ...
Environmental Scan of Instruments to Inform Consumer Choice in Assisted Living Facilities 12/17/07

This report examines questionnaires, surveys, and other instruments currently used to assess the services and quality of care in assisted living facilities across the United States including consumer-reported instruments, expert observational instruments, and provider-reported tools that evaluate services offered, the physical and cultural environments, staff issues, activities, social support, and contractual issues.

The report includes the following sections:

  • ...
AIDSinfo Drug Database 12/17/07

The AIDS info Drug Database provides HIV/AIDS drug fact sheets for the drugs most commonly used to treat patients with HIV/AIDS. The database includes fact sheets for both Food and Drug Administration-approved and investigational drugs. For each drug, patient, health professional, and Spanish versions are available. All three include links to an audio file of the correct pronunciation, as well as a link to additional sources of information about the drug.

Patient versions of...

Preventing Infections During Travel: A Guide for People With HIV Infection 12/17/07

This tool provides information about medical risks when traveling for people with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and the steps they can take to protect themselves. This information is also available in Spanish.

This tool includes the following sections:

  • Before you travel
  • When you travel
  • For more information
10 Patient Safety Tips for Hospitals 12/17/07

Medical errors can occur at many points in the health care system, particularly in hospitals. This 2-page fact sheet provides the following 10 tips that hospitals can implement to improve patient safety:

  • Assess and improve patient safety culture (by surveying unit staff)
  • Build teamwork (by improving staff communication)
  • Limit shifts for hospital staff, if possible
  • Insert chest tubes safely
  • Prevent central line-related bloodstream infections...
Hand Hygiene in Healthcare Settings Supplemental Slides 12/17/07

This slide set “Hand Hygiene in Healthcare Settings - Supplemental” may be used in conjunction with the slide set “Hand Hygiene in Healthcare Settings - Core” and can be customized by inserting hospital-specific data.

This slide set addresses the reasons for health care workers to practice good hand hygiene and includes question and answer slides to be used in an interactive presentation.

HIV and Its Treatment: What You Should Know--Health Information for Patients 12/17/07

These fact sheets are intended for use by people recently diagnosed with HIV infection or those who are considering starting HIV treatment. The fact sheets are designed as a series but may be used as stand-alone documents. Information in these fact sheets is based on Guidelines for the Use of Antiretroviral Agents in HIV-1-Infected Adults and Adolescents, developed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Panel on Antiretroviral Guidelines for Adults and Adolescents....

Initial Hormonal Management of Androgen-Sensitive Metastatic, Recurrent, or Progressive Prostate Cancer: 2007 Update Slide Set 12/17/07

This slideshow presents a summary of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) guidelines for progressive prostate cancer. The following topics are presented:

  • Guideline methodology
  • 2006 update recommendation questions
  • Initial treatment options
    • Anti-androgens
    • Combined androgen blockade
    • Early use of androgen deprivation therapy...
Preventive Screening Tests and Immunizations: Screening Tests and Immunizations Guidelines for Men 12/17/07

This chart presents the following categories of screening and immunization recommendations for men in different age groups:

  • General health
  • Heart health
  • Diabetes
  • Prostate health
  • Reproductive health
  • Colorectal health
  • Eye and ear health
  • Skin health
  • Oral health
  • Mental health screening
  • Immunizations

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