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Hormones & You: Postpartum Thyroiditis 03/19/08

This fact sheet addresses the causes, risks, and treatments for postpartum thyroiditis.

The fact sheet contains the following information:

  • What is postpartum thyroiditis?
  • What are the risks of postpartum thyroiditis?
  • How is postpartum thyroiditis diagnosed?
  • How is thyroiditis treated?
  • What should you do with this information?
  • Resources

The New Warrior: Combat Stress and Wellness 03/19/08

These videos help mental health care and other providers prevent chronic mental health problems resulting from combat and other war-zone stress, promoting wellness in this returning group of veterans. It is available in both a provider perspective and a separate video for veterans, active duty service members, and their families.

Pneumonia Severity Index Calculator 12/17/07

This program is an interactive tool to assist clinicians in determining the most appropriate care for newly diagnosed cases of community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) at the point of care. It will help calculate the severity index of a pneumonia patient. The output includes mortality rates and pneumonia class types.

Features include:

  • Application downloads for the Palm and Pocket PC
  • Installation instructions
  • Feedback and help
Caring for Children with ADHD (Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder): A Resource Toolkit for Clinicians 12/17/07

This toolkit is designed to assist clinicians in providing quality care for children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). It can provide the basis for a coordinated, integrated, and multidisciplinary system of care.

Registration is required to download the toolkit.

This toolkit contains the following tools:

  • NICHQ ADHD Primary Care Initial Evaluation Form - This tool helps organize the various pieces of information needed to make a diagnosis of...
Management of Post-traumatic Stress - Module A1: Acute Stress Reaction (2-4 Days After Trauma) Algorithm 12/17/07

This interactive algorithm on acute stress reaction (ASR) is derived from the evidence-based clinical practice guideline Management of Post Traumatic Stress, developed by the Department of Veterans Affairs and Department of Defense.

This algorithm addresses the following topics:

  • Trauma exposure
  • Screen for ASR
  • Dangerousness to self or others
  • Obtain assessment of medical and functional status based on general appearance and screening...
Psoriasis Educational Booklets 12/17/07

These booklets provide information on psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis.

These booklets are divided into the following topics:

  • About psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis
  • Treating psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis
  • Family and youth
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
Screening for Visual Impairment in Children Younger than Age 5 Years, 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 visual impairment in children younger than age 5 years.

Topic addressed include:

  • What does the USPSTF recommend?
  • What are the benefits of early detection of visual impairment?
  • Which screening tests should clinicians use?
  • What are the potential harms of screening?
  • What treatments can improve visual acuity?
  • What are...
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) National Prevention Information Network (NPIN): Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) 12/17/07

This Web site presents information about the prevention, detection, treatment, and care of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). It is part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Prevention Information Network (NPIN), which is the U.S. reference, referral, and distribution service for information on HIV/AIDS, STDs, and tuberculosis (TB). NPIN produces, collects, catalogs, and disseminates materials and information on STDs to organizations and people working in those...

Patient Information for Parents of a Child With Cough 12/17/07

This tool addresses the following questions:

  • My child seems to cough a lot. Is that normal?
  • When should I see a doctor about my child’s cough?
  • Can my child be harmed by coughing?
  • Will coughing damage my child’s lungs and chest?
  • Should I let my child run, jump, and play while coughing?
  • Is my child’s cough contagious for other members of my family?
  • Will coughing cause my child to choke?
  • Will coughing cause my child to die from...

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