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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
Comprehensive Clinic Assessment Software Application (CoCASA) 12/17/07

The Comprehensive Clinic Assessment Software Application (CoCASA) is a tool for assessing immunization practices within a clinic, private practice, or any other environment where immunizations are provided. This software is designed to be used in conjunction with the Assessment, Feedback, Incentives, Exchange (AFIX) strategy. CoCASA has data entry and import capabilities. After immunization data have been entered into CoCASA, data analysis capabilities can be utilized to pinpoint strengths...

Fruits and Veggies--More Matters 12/17/07

This Web site is the next generation of the 5-A-Day Program, a national initiative to increase consumption of fruit and vegetables. The site offers the following:

  • A calculator to find out how many fruits and vegetables you need each day, based on your daily caloric needs
  • Tips on how to include fruits and vegetables in your daily diet
    • Information on new fruits and vegetables to try
    • Recipes
  • Interactive tools such as “Analyze My Plate,” which...
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.

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.

Department of Veterans Affairs/Department of Defense (VA/DoD) Clinical Practice Guideline for the Management of Diabetes Mellitus (DM) in Primary Care. Guideline Summary 12/17/07

This 40-page guideline summary is derived from the evidence-based clinical practice guideline, Management of Diabetes Mellitus, developed by the Department of Veterans Affairs and Department of Defense (VA/DoD). It is intended to:

  • Promote evidence-based management of individuals with diabetes
  • Identify the critical decision points in management of patients with diabetes mellitus, such as glycemic control, evaluation of the eyes and feet, and comorbid conditions (e...
What You Need to Know: Taking Aspirin to Lower Your Risk of Heart Attack 12/17/07

This consumer fact sheet provides the following information about aspirin and heart attack risk:

  • Risk factors for heart attack
  • Aspirin safety
  • What you should do
National Survey of Children with Special Health Care Needs: Data Resource Center--Your Data. . . Your Story 12/17/07

This Web site from the National Survey of Children with Special Health Care Needs (NS-CSHCN) provides an interactive data query of State, regional, and national survey results from 2001 and 2005/2006 on the number of children and youth with special health care needs (CSHCN). It also provides information about the survey and its uses.

This Web site includes the following features:

  • Start a data query
    • Interactive data search of the 2005/2006 NS-CSHCN results
      • ...
Effectiveness of Noninvasive Diagnostic Tests for Breast Abnormalities 12/17/07

To help determine whether noninvasive tests are sufficiently accurate to be appropriate for evaluation of women with an abnormal mammogram or exam finding, this report summarizes available data on the performance of these tests in the evaluation of women presenting with breast abnormalities that suggest the possibility of breast cancer.

The report addresses the following questions:

  1. What are the sensitivity and specificity of the tests for diagnosis of breast cancer in women...
Testing for BNP and NT-proBNP in the Diagnosis and Prognosis of Heart Failure: Evidence Report/Technology Assessment 12/17/07

This evidence report presents the results of a systematic review to evaluate B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) and N-terminal proBNP (NT-proBNP) as promising markers for heart failure diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment.

The evidence report is organized as follows:

  • Introduction
    • BNPs
    • Heart failure
    • Determinants of BNPs
    • Diagnosis of heart failure using BNPs
    • Prognostic utility of BNPs
    • Treatment monitoring using BNPs
    • ...

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