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Key Facts About Avian Influenza (Bird Flu) and Avian Influenza A (H5N1) Virus 12/17/07

This fact sheet provides general information about avian influenza (bird flu) and about one type of bird flu, called avian influenza A (H5N1), that is infecting birds in Asia and has infected some humans.

This fact sheet addresses the following topics:

  • Avian influenza (bird flu)
    • Avian influenza in birds
    • Human infection with avian influenza viruses
  • Avian influenza A (H5N1)
    • Avian influenza A (H5N1) outbreaks
    • Human health risks...
If You Have Diabetes, a Flu Shot Could Save Your Life 12/17/07

This brochure for people with diabetes emphasizes the importance of vaccinations against influenza (flu) and pneumonia. It also describes flu-related complications.

This brochure addresses the following topics:

  • Preserve your life
  • Consider these odds
  • Take control
  • Do I need a flu shot every year?
  • Can a flu shot give me the flu?
  • Does my family need flu shots too?
  • Pneumonia: Another killer
  • Where do I get a flu shot?
  • ...
Screening for Hepatitis C in Adults, What's New from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) 12/17/07

This fact sheet presents highlights of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendations on screening for hepatitis C in adults.

Topics addressed include:

  • What does the USPSTF recommend?
  • How effective is screening for hepatitis C?
  • Who may be at increased risk for hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection?
  • How effective is treatment?
  • What are the harms of screening for hepatitis C?
  • What are the harms of treatment?
Quick Health Data Online 12/17/07

This database provides State- and county-level health data for all 50 States, the District of Columbia, and U.S. territories and possessions. Data are available by gender and race/ethnicity and come from a variety of National and State sources. Users can generate custom tables, graphs, and maps.

Database users follow a three-step process:

  1. Select variables, from among 11 categories:
    • Health care access
    • Codes and status for geographic area
    • ...
Peripheral Arterial Disease Community Action Toolkit 12/17/07

The Peripheral Arterial Disease (P.A.D.) Community Action Toolkit was developed to provide campaign partners with the instructions, tools, and resources necessary to implement community campaign activities in their local markets. This toolkit helps raise awareness of P.A.D. with consistent messages and materials. Organizations can customize messages and materials to address their specific needs.

This kit is organized into the following categories:

  • Campaign overview
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Skin Cancer Screening - Physician Data Query (PDQ®) (Health Professional Version) 12/17/07

This cancer information summary for health professionals provides comprehensive, peer-reviewed, evidence-based information about skin cancer screening.

Information about the following is included in this summary:

  • Skin cancer incidence and mortality statistics and information about skin cancer risk factors
  • Skin cancer...
15+ Make Time to Listen--Take Time to Talk...About Bullying 12/17/07

This material is part of “15+ Make Time to Listen Take Time to Talk,” an initiative to promote healthy child development and prevent youth and school-based violence. The Web site provides interactive questions to encourage 15 or more minutes of undivided conversation per day between parents/caregivers and children. Schools, adults, and children can use these questions to start conversations about bullying and how to prevent it.

The Web site provides questions in the...

Early Warning, Timely Response: A Guide to Safe Schools 12/17/07

This guide presents a brief summary of the research on violence prevention and intervention and crisis response in schools. It tells members of school communities–especially administrators, teachers, staff, families, students, and community-based professionals:

  • What to look for–the early warning signs relative to violence and other troubling behaviors
  • What to do–the action steps that school communities can take to prevent violence and other troubling behaviors, to...
Headache Impact Test 12/17/07

The Headache Impact Test (HIT) helps patients communicate the severity of their headache pain to their health care provider.

This test helps providers to:

  • Determine the impact headaches have on the patient’s life
  • Track the patient’s headache history and the effectiveness of therapy over time
  • Enhance communication between patient and provider

Registration is required to access the test.

Infection: Don't Pass It On, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Posters 12/17/07

This tool provides links for downloading five campaign posters that emphasize the importance of personal protective equipment and handwashing as a means to reduce the risk of infection in health care settings. These posters are intended for both clinical and general audiences. Two of the posters are also available in Spanish.

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