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Adult Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Treatment - Physician Data Query (PDQ®) 12/17/07

This PDQ cancer information summary for health professionals provides comprehensive, peer-reviewed, evidence-based information about the treatment of adult non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL).

This tool is organized into the following sections:

  • General information about adult NHL
  • Cellular classification of adult NHL
    • Updated Revised European-American Lymphoma (REAL)/World Health Organization classifications
    • PDQ modification of REAL classification of...
American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Patient Guide: Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy in Early Stage Breast Cancer 12/17/07

This patient guide summarizes the American Society of Clinical Oncology’s guidelines for the use of sentinel lymph node biopsy (SNB) in patients with early-stage breast cancer.

This guide addresses the following topics:

  • About SNB
  • Axillary lymph node dissection
  • Recommendations
  • What this means for patients
  • Questions to ask your doctor
The Leapfrog Hospital Quality and Safety Survey Results 12/17/07

Each year, Leapfrog gathers and reports information on hospital quality and patient safety efforts to help patients make informed decisions about where to receive hospital care. This tool provides a search function that patients can use to obtain information about hospitals in their area and to compare hospitals. Hospitals voluntarily submit the information shown on this site.

This tool provides the following information about hospitals:

  • Computerized physician order...
Walk to School in October: Getting Started 12/17/07

Communities are using the walk or bike to school as the first step to change community culture and create environments that are more inviting for everyone, young and old. This Web page provides information and materials to support local implementation of International Walk to School Month/Day in October of each year.

The campaign encourages walking or biking to school to:

  • Enhance the health of kids
  • Improve air quality and the environment
  • Create safer routes...
Risk Assessment Tool for Estimating Your 10-year Risk of Having a Heart Attack 12/17/07

This risk assessment tool uses information from the Framingham Heart Study to predict a person’s chance of having a heart attack in the next 10 years. This tool is designed for adults aged 20 and older who do not have heart disease or diabetes.

Patients may calculate their 10-year risk of having a heart attack by entering the following information into the tool:

  • Age
  • Gender
  • Total cholesterol
  • High density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol
  • Smoking...
Frequently Asked Questions - The Environment and Women's Health 12/17/07

This tool answers common questions on how the environment affects women’s health including the following topics:

  • The environment
  • Outdoor air pollution
  • Indoor air pollution
  • Workplace environment
    • UV radiation
    • Water contamination
    • Lead
    • Mercury
    • Pesticides
    • Environmental hormones
    American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Recommendations on Fertility Preservation in People Treated for Cancer: Fertility Preservation Options & Discussion Points 12/17/07

    This tool is a quick reference guide for health care professionals discussing fertility preservation with cancer patients. This tool includes:

    • A table summary of the various fertility preservation options for males and females
    • Patient-physician discussion points
    Cervical Cancer Treatment - Physician Data Query (PDQ®) (Health Professional Version) 12/17/07

    This cancer information summary for health professionals provides comprehensive, peer-reviewed, evidence-based information about the treatment of cervical cancer.

    This summary addresses the following topics:

    • General information
    • Cellular classification
    • Stage information
    • Treatment option overview
    • Stage 0 cervical cancer
    • Stage IA cervical cancer
    • Stage IB cervical cancer
    • Stage IIA cervical cancer
    • ...
    Read the Food Label 12/17/07

    This fact sheet provides information about reading food labels to find foods that are lower in sodium.

    This fact sheet addresses the following topics:

    • Information on the food label
      • Amount per serving
      • Nutrients
      • Number of servings
      • Percent daily value
    Clinical Protocols to Reduce High Risk Drinking in College Students: The College Drinking Prevention Curriculum for Health Care Providers 12/17/07

    The goal of this 87-page curriculum is to help health professionals and others who work with college students to identify and treat students who are at risk for or have alcohol-related problems. The methods presented are based on science and clinical experience and have been tested and used in a variety of settings. The protocols were specifically designed for busy, high-volume practices.

    The curriculum is divided into the following teaching modules:

    • Epidemiology and...

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