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Cervical Cancer Prevention - Physician Data Query (PDQ®) (Patient Version) 12/17/07

This summary provides information on cervical cancer and how often it occurs and prevention methods. It includes the following sections:

  • Overview of prevention
    • Prevention
    • Purposes of this summary
  • Cervical cancer prevention
    • Significance of cervical cancer
    • Cervical cancer prevention
      • HPV infection
      • Sexual history
      • Reproductive history
      • Use of oral contraceptives...
Improving Managed Care for Children with Special Needs: A Best Clinical and Administrative Practices Toolkit 12/17/07

This toolkit provides resources for policymakers, health plans, and clinicians and addresses the gap between what can be delivered to children with special health care needs and what is actually received.

This toolkit includes the following sections:

  • Foreword: Who are children with special needs?
  • Improving quality for children with special needs
    • The challenge of serving children with special needs
    • Opportunities to enhance services for children with...
A Call to Action: Changing the Culture of Drinking at U.S. Colleges 12/17/07

This 66-page report describes the new understanding of dangerous drinking behavior by college students and its consequences for both drinkers and nondrinkers. It offers a simple framework aimed at changing the culture of drinking on college campuses. It addresses three primary constituencies: (1) individuals, including at-risk or alcohol-dependent drinkers; (2) the student population as a whole; and (3) the college and its surrounding community.

The report includes the following...

Cervical Cancer Screening - Physician Data Query (PDQ®) (Health Professional Version) 12/17/07

This summary provides evidence of the benefit and harm of various cervical cancer screening techniques.

This summary addresses the following topics:

  • Summary of evidence
  • Significance
  • Evidence of benefit
  • Evidence of harm
  • Accuracy of the Pap test
  • New screening technologies
  • Screening women who have had a hysterectomy
  • Screening interval
  • Human papillomavirus (HPV) testing
  • Screening older...
Tuberculosis: The Connection between TB and HIV (the AIDS virus) 12/17/07

This brochure provides information about the connection between tuberculosis (TB) and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection.

This tool addresses the following questions:

  • What is TB?
  • How is TB spread?
  • What are the symptoms of TB?
  • What is the difference between TB disease and TB infection?
  • Why is it important to know if I have TB and HIV infections?
  • What is a TB skin test?
  • What must I do if I have TB infection or TB...
Men: Stay Healthy at Any Age: Your Checklist for Health 12/17/07

This tool is evidence-based and designed to help men understand which medical checkup tests they need to stay healthy at any age. It addresses the following topics:

  • Screening tests for men: What you need and when
  • Daily steps to health
  • Should you take medicines to prevent disease?
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion: National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program: Find a Local Program 12/17/07

This tool enables users to find out where they can learn more about getting a free or low-cost mammogram and Pap test. Users can access information for a specific State or Territory as well as for American Indian/Alaska Native organizations.

For each State/Territory/organization, the following types of information are provided:

  • Contact information to learn more about getting screened
  • Program information for breast and cervical cancer early detection
  • ...
Chlamydia Fact Sheet 12/17/07

This fact sheet answers the following common questions about chlamydia:

  • What is chlamydia and how common is it?
  • How do you get chlamydia?
  • What are the symptoms of chlamydia?
  • How is chlamydia diagnosed?
  • Who should get tested for chlamydia?
  • What is the treatment for chlamydia?
  • What should I do if I have chlamydia?
  • What health problems can result from untreated chlamydia?
  • How can chlamydia be prevented?
  • Links to...
High Blood Cholesterol: What You Need to Know 12/17/07

This fact sheet explains the risks of having a high blood cholesterol level and provides guidance on lowering high blood cholesterol.

This tool addresses the following topics:

  • Why is cholesterol important?
  • How does cholesterol cause heart disease?
  • What do your cholesterol numbers mean?
  • What affects cholesterol levels?
  • What is your risk of developing heart disease or having a heart attack?
  • Treating high cholesterol
  • ...
Saving Our Skins Toolkit: Raising Awareness of the Risk of Skin Cancer 12/17/07

Developed in the United Kingdom, this toolkit helps health professionals and policymakers develop strategies and campaign programs to tackle the increasing incidence of skin cancer.

The toolkit includes:

  • Evidence to support action
  • Where information and promotional materials can be obtained
  • Information and advice on running successful campaigns
  • A comprehensive listing of local interventions across a range of community settings

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