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Screening and Behavioral Counseling Interventions in Primary Care to Reduce Alcohol Misuse, 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 and behavioral counseling interventions in primary care to reduce alcohol misuse.

Topics addressed include:

  • What does the USPSTF recommend?
  • What is alcohol misuse?
  • How effective are screening and counseling for alcohol misuse in the primary care setting?
  • What are effective screening and counseling interventions?
  • How can...
Do I Have Diabetes? 12/17/07

This fact sheet provides information to consumers about the risk factors and symptoms of diabetes.

This fact sheet addresses the following topics:

  • Am I at risk of getting diabetes?
  • What are some signs and symptoms of diabetes?

Free registration is required to access this tool.
Management of Diabetes Mellitus in Primary Care Algorithm M: Self-Management and Education 12/17/07

This algorithm is derived from the evidence-based clinical practice guideline Management of Diabetes Mellitus, developed by the Department of Veterans Affairs and Department of Defense. By clicking on the individual steps in this interactive algorithm, the user can access the more detailed information in the Module M summary and related modules.

This algorithm includes the following steps:

  • Is this a patient with newly diagnosed diabetes mellitus?
  • ...
Find Affordable Health Care 12/17/07

This database will help users locate health centers supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration, which will provide care (based on income) even if the user does not have health insurance.

To find contact information for health care centers, users provide the following information:

  • State
  • County
A Guide for Parents: Questions and Answers--Fluid in the Middle Ear (Otitis Media With Effusion) 12/17/07

This one-page fact sheet is part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's “Get Smart: Know When Antibiotics Work” campaign. It provides parents with information about otitis media with effusion (OME) and ear infections. This tool addresses the following questions:

  • What are the main kinds of ear infections?
  • What causes OME?
  • Are antibiotics ever needed for OME?
  • What should I do?
  • Why not try antibiotics now?
Preventing Dental Caries in Preschool Children, 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 preventing dental caries in preschool children.

Topics addressed include:

  • What does the USPSTF recommend?
  • What should primary clinicians know?
  • What forms of fluoride may be used to prevent dental caries?
  • What are the potential harms of fluoride supplementation?
  • More information
Tips for Kids With Type 2 Diabetes: Be Active 12/17/07

This fact sheet provides information about staying active for children with diabetes.

This fact sheet addresses the following topics:

  • Why is being active so important?
  • What types of activity are good to do?
  • What should you do before exercising?
  • How much exercise do you need to do?
  • How can your family and friends help?
  • What if you don’t like to exercise?
  • Take charge of your diabetes.
  • What are some things parents can do...
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...
Resources to Implement Cross-Cultural Clinical Practice Guidelines for Medicaid Practitioners: Physician Toolkit and Curriculum 12/17/07

This toolkit will help providers apply the Cross-Cultural Clinical Practice Guidelines, which were written for primary care practitioners serving racially, ethnically, and linguistically diverse Medicaid populations in various outpatient settings. It introduces the fundamentals of cross-cultural practice and offers steps and processes essential to delivering high-quality care to culturally diverse populations.

The toolkit includes the following sections:

  • Introduction and...
Quick Tips--When Getting a Prescription 12/17/07

This Web site presents questions for patients to ask their doctor, nurse, and/or pharmacist when prescribed a medication.

Some topics addressed include:

  • Generic medications
  • Dosage
  • Potential side effects
  • Issues to discuss with doctor about new prescriptions

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