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Taking Time: Support for People with Cancer and the People Who Care About Them 12/17/07

This book helps people with cancer learn from other people with cancer. It may also be useful to relatives and friends of patients with cancer to help them better understand what the patients are going through.

This guide addresses the following topics:

  • Cancer will change your life
  • Your feelings: Learning you have cancer
  • Family matters
  • Sharing your feelings about cancer
  • Learning about your cancer and feeling more in control
  • ...
Skin Cancer Screening - 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 skin cancer screening.

Information about the following is included in this summary:

  • Skin cancer incidence and mortality statistics and information about skin cancer risk factors
  • Skin cancer...
American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Patient Guide: Preventing Nausea and Vomiting Caused by Cancer Treatment 12/17/07

This patient guide is based on the American Society of Clinical Oncology’s recommendations for preventing nausea and vomiting caused by chemotherapy and radiation treatment for cancer.

The patient guide addresses the following topics:

  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Recommendations for preventing nausea and vomiting caused by chemotherapy
  • Recommendations for preventing nausea and vomiting caused by radiation therapy
  • What this means for patients
  • Questions...
National Committee for Quality Assurance's (NCQA's) Report Card for Managed Behavioral Healthcare Organizations 12/17/07

The National Committee for Quality Assurance’s (NCQA’s) Report Card for Managed Behavioral Healthcare Organizations (MBHO) is an interactive tool that makes quality information about MBHOs more accessible to employers, health plans, and consumers. The MBHO Report Card informs consumers about the MBHOs that have undergone NCQA’s thorough, expert evaluation. Users can view the entire MBHO list or selected MBHOs.

The MBHO Report Card provides the following information:

  • ...
Illness Management and Recovery Implementation Resource Kit 12/17/07

This toolkit provides materials for implementing the Illness Management and Recovery Program, which consists of a series of weekly sessions in which mental health practitioners help people who have experienced psychiatric symptoms develop personal strategies for coping with mental illness and moving forward in their lives. The tool kit provides a variety of materials targeted to patients, families, health care practitioners, mental health program leaders, and public mental health authorities...

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...
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
    To Be or Not to Be--On Hormone Replacement Therapy: A Workbook to Help You Explore Your Options 12/17/07

    This workbook provides information and guidance to women that can help them make a decision about whether hormone replacement therapy (HRT) would be a good choice for them.

    The workbook should prepare patients to discuss HRT with their health care provider. Topics presented include:

    • Personal health quizzes
    • Menopause
    • HRT
    • Osteoporosis
    • Coronary heart disease
    • Breast cancer
    • Putting it all together
    • A guide to talking with...
    Hepatitis C Education Class 12/17/07

    The Hepatitis C Education Class toolkit is intended to provide clinicians with a how-to guide and various resources for conducting a patient education class on hepatitis C.

    This toolkit contains a course guide, slide set and script, and slideshow with audio.

    The slide set and script are designed for health providers to use with their patients who have hepatitis C infection or who tested positive for hepatitis C at some time in the past. The class runs about an hour and...

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