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Educational Guide on Lung Health for Elementary School Students 12/17/07

This lung health curriculum features lessons and a resource section designed with both the teacher and the student in mind. The lessons are specifically tailored for delivery to elementary school children in grades 3/4 and 5/6.

This educational guide is designed to help students:

  • Develop a basic understanding of the lungs and asthma
  • Learn ways that they can support classmates with asthma
  • Develop a basic understanding of the lungs and the health effects of...
You Can Prevent PCP (Pneumocystis carinii Pneumonia) in Children: A Guide for People With HIV Infection 12/17/07

This guide provides information about the prevention and treatment of Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia (PCP) in children with HIV infection. This tool is also available in Spanish.

This guide addresses the following questions:

  • What is PCP?
  • How do I know if my child has PCP?
  • How could my child catch PCP?
  • How can I prevent PCP in my child?
  • What children should get treatment to prevent PCP?
  • What are the side effects of...
COPD: Learn More Breathe Better 12/17/07

This Web site provides patients and health care professionals with information about chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), including materials for public and professional outreach.

This Web site provides the following information for patients:

  • What is chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)?
    • How does COPD affect breathing?
    • Symptoms
    • Getting tested
    • Taking action
  • Am I at risk?
    • Smoking
    • Environmental...
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
  • ...
2006 Update of the ASCO Guideline for the Use of Tumor Markers in Gastrointestinal (GI) Cancer 12/17/07

This two-page table compares the American Society of Clinical Oncology’s (ASCO) updated (2006) recommendations with its earlier (2000) recommendations for the use of tumor markers in patients with gastrointestinal (GI) cancer.

This table compares the 2000 recommendations to the 2006 recommendations in these areas:

  • Postoperative testing and monitoring of response to therapy using carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) as a marker for colorectal cancer
  • Cancer management...
The Heart Truth for Latinas: An Action Plan 12/17/07

This fact sheet, part of The Heart Truth campaign, provides steps that Latina women can take to protect their heart health.

This fact sheet addresses the following topics:

  • Risk factors for heart disease
  • Smoking
  • High blood pressure
  • High blood cholesterol
  • Overweight/obesity
  • Physical inactivity
  • Diabetes
  • Questions to ask your doctor
Cervical Cancer Screening - Physician Data Query (PDQ®) (Patient Version) 12/17/07

This summary provides patients with information on cervical cancer screening (Pap test).

This summary addresses the following topics:

  • What is screening?
  • General information about cervical cancer
  • Cervical cancer screening
  • Risks of cervical cancer screening
Routine Vitamin Supplementation to Prevent Cancer and Cardiovascular Disease, 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 routine vitamin supplementation to prevent cancer and cardiovascular disease.

Topics addressed include:

  • What does the USPSTF recommend?
  • What does the evidence indicate?
  • Should people take vitamin supplements?
  • What are the potential harms of vitamin supplements?
  • More information
Melanoma Risk Assessment Tool 12/17/07

This tool is designed for use by physicians to estimate an individual’s absolute risk of developing invasive melanoma and to help identify persons at higher risk in order to plan appropriate screening interventions with them.

The melanoma risk calculator was designed for use by health professionals during a routine physical exam that includes recording of information about the patient’s personal and family medical history and an examination of the skin on the patient’s back and...

Department of Veterans Affairs/Department of Defense (VA/DoD) Clinical Practice Guideline for the Management of Dyslipidemia: Pocket Guide 12/17/07

This pocket guide provides a flowchart of the three aspects of lipid-related care described in the clinical practice guideline on the management of dyslipidemia: screening, initiation of therapy, and followup treatment.

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