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If You Have Diabetes, a Flu Shot Could Save Your Life 12/17/07

This brochure for people with diabetes emphasizes the importance of vaccinations against influenza (flu) and pneumonia. It also describes flu-related complications.

This brochure addresses the following topics:

  • Preserve your life
  • Consider these odds
  • Take control
  • Do I need a flu shot every year?
  • Can a flu shot give me the flu?
  • Does my family need flu shots too?
  • Pneumonia: Another killer
  • Where do I get a flu shot?
  • ...
Healthcare Cost & Utilization Project (HCUP) 12/17/07

The Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) is a family of health care databases and related software tools and products developed through a Federal-State-industry partnership. The HCUP databases, which are available for purchase, bring together the data collection efforts of State data organizations, hospital associations, private data organizations, and the Federal government to create a national information resource of patient-level health care data. HCUP databases contain a core...

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
Diabetes Mellitus Algorithm R: Kidney Function 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 (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 co-morbid conditions (e.g....
Screening for Prostate Cancer, 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 prostate cancer.

Topics addressed include:

  • Does the USPSTF recommend prostate cancer screening?
  • How effective is prostate cancer screening?
  • What are the potential harms of prostate cancer screening?
  • How effective is prostate cancer treatment?
  • What are the potential harms of prostate cancer treatment?
  • What should...
A Coordinated Response to Child Abuse and Neglect: The Foundation for Practice 12/17/07

This manual addresses the definition, scope, causes, and consequences of child abuse and neglect. It presents an overview of prevention efforts and the child protection process, from identification and reporting through investigation and assessment, to service provision and closure. It also describes the roles and responsibilities of various community members (including health care providers) in conducting these activities and working collaboratively.

This manual addresses the...

Treatment Choices for Men With Early-Stage Prostate Cancer 12/17/07

This tool will help men learn about early-stage prostate cancer, current treatments, and the pros and cons of each treatment.

This tool addresses the following topics:

  • Introduction
    • Things to remember
    • Three men…three different treatment choices
  • Facts about prostate cancer
    • What is the prostate?
  • Thinking about treatment choices
    • Medical tests and terms
    • Types of treatment...
Choosing a Medicare Managed Care Plan - A Guide for Medicare Beneficiaries 12/17/07

This consumer guide helps older Pennsylvanians choose Medicare Advantage Plans. Medicare Advantage Plans (also called Part C) are managed care plans offered by private insurance companies that manage the health care of their enrolled members.

The guide:

  • Lists managed care plans by county
  • Provides comparisons on monthly premiums and co-payments
  • Gives an overview of the benefits offered
  • Presents information about several quality measurements, as...
Medical Care of Ill Disaster Evacuees: Additional Diagnoses to Consider 12/17/07

This fact sheet outlines some conditions to be considered when providing health care to evacuees. Conditions are organized according to presenting symptoms and also alphabetically.

This tool addresses the following topics:

  • Presenting symptoms
    • Altered mental status/central nervous system syndromes
    • Conjunctivitis
    • Fever with poorly localized signs
    • Diarrheal illness
    • Rashes
    • Skin and soft tissue lesions and...
Questions to Ask My Doctor About Breast Cancer 12/17/07

This tool by the American Cancer Society provides lists of questions to guide women with breast cancer in talking with their cancer care team.

The questions are organized into the following sections:

  • When you’re told you have breast cancer
  • When deciding on a treatment plan
  • Before treatment
  • During and after treatment
  • Other questions I need answered (blank template for additional questions)

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