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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?
Available Anti-HIV Medications 12/17/07

This tool is a table of available anti-HIV medications, showing brand, generic, and other names for each medication. By clicking on the name of the drug, the user can access the AIDSInfo fact sheet for the medication. The table and the fact sheets are available in both English and Spanish.

Side Effects of Anti-HIV Medications, Fact Sheets 12/17/07

This series of fact sheets discusses some of the major side effects of anti-HIV medications. The information in this series is based on the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Guidelines for the Use of Antiretroviral Agents in HIV-1-Infected Adults and Adolescents and Management of Metabolic Complications Associated with Antiretroviral Therapy for HIV-1 Infection: Recommendations of an International AIDS Society-USA Panel.

These fact sheets address...

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...
The Heart Truth for Women: If You Have Heart Disease 12/17/07

This fact sheet, part of The Heart Truth campaign, provides key steps to help women in managing heart disease.

This fact sheet addresses the following topics:

  • What is heart disease?
  • Screening tests
    • Electrocardiogram
    • Stress test
    • Nuclear scan
    • Echocardiography
    • Coronary angiography
    • Ventriculogram
    • Intracoronary ultrasound
  • Risk factors
  • Treatment
    • Making lifestyle changes
    • ...
Quality of Health Care for Medicare Beneficiaries: A Chartbook--Focusing on the Elderly Living in the Community 12/17/07

This 186-page chartbook is based on a broad review of recently published studies and reports, conducted to present a coherent picture of the quality of health care for elderly Medicare beneficiaries living in the community. The results are presented in 60 charts.

The topics in this chartbook are presented as follows:

  • Summary and highlights
  • Introduction
    • Overview: Progress, gaps, and variations
    • Challenges in measuring quality for the elderly population...
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...
Department of Veterans Affairs/Department of Defense (VA/DoD) Clinical Practice Guideline for the Management of Medically Unexplained Symptoms (MUS): Chronic Pain and Fatigue, Guideline Summary 12/17/07

This 18-page guideline summary is derived from the evidence-based clinical practice guideline, Management of Medically Unexplained Symptoms: Chronic Pain and Fatigue, developed by the Department of Veterans Affairs and Department of Defense. It is intended to:

  • Promote efficient and effective assessment of patients’ complaints
  • Identify the critical decision points in management of patients with medically unexplained symptoms: chronic pain and fatigue
  • Allow...
The Heart Truth for African American Women: An Action Plan 12/17/07

This fact sheet provides information about heart disease specific to African American women.

Topics addressed in this fact sheet include:

  • Risk factors for heart disease
  • Smoking
  • High blood pressure
  • High blood cholesterol
  • Overweight/obesity
  • Physical inactivity
  • Diabetes
  • Questions to ask your doctor
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
  • ...

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