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Holiday Season Safety 12/17/07

This tool offers suggestions to help consumers stay safe during the holiday season.

It addresses the following topics:

  • Decorations
  • Fireplaces
  • Candles
  • Toys and gifts
  • Older adults
  • Plants
  • Food and cooking
  • Alcohol, parties, and driving
  • Stress
Sickle Cell Anemia 12/17/07

This fact sheet presents patient information on sickle cell anemia.

This fact sheet addresses the following topics:

  • What is sickle cell anemia?
  • Other names for sickle cell anemia
  • What causes sickle cell anemia?
  • Who is at risk for sickle cell anemia?
  • What are the signs and symptoms of sickle cell anemia?
  • How is sickle cell anemia diagnosed?
  • How is sickle cell anemia treated?
  • How can sickle cell anemia be prevented?
  • ...
Eating Hints for Cancer Patients: Before, During, and After Treatment 12/17/07

This booklet educates cancer patients (and their families or other caregivers) about their diet needs during treatment and helps them cope with side effects that may affect eating.

This booklet addresses the following topics:

  • Before treatment begins
    • Nutrition recommendations can be different for cancer patients
    • Preparing yourself for cancer treatment
  • Managing eating problems during treatment
    • Coping with side effects
  • ...
Office of Research on Women's Health: Publications 12/17/07

The Office of Research on Women’s Health (ORWH) publishes a wide variety of materials that provide health information. Most publications are available for viewing and printing, as well as for order.

This site provides the following materials:

  • Fact sheets
  • Books
  • ORWH’s health reports
  • Podcast archive: “Pinn Point on Women’s Health”
  • Journal articles
  • ORWH funded special projects reports
  • ORWH supported research projects
  • ...
Key Outcome Indicators For Evaluating Comprehensive Tobacco Control Programs 12/17/07

This guide provides information on 120 key outcome indicators for evaluation of statewide comprehensive tobacco prevention and control programs. Indicators are organized by evidence-based logic models. Detailed information is provided for each indicator, including indicator definition, example data sources and measures, and graphic depictions of expert panel ratings across various criteria, such as overall quality and resource utilization.

This guide addresses the following topics:...

Drugs that Prolong the QT Interval and/or Induce Torsades de Pointes Ventricular Arrhythmia 12/17/07

This Web page identifies drugs that prolong the QT interval and/or induce torsades de pointes ventricular arrhythmia.

This Web page provides links to view drug lists in the following categories:

  • Drugs with risk of torsades de pointes
  • Drugs with possible risk of torsades de pointes
  • Drugs to be avoided by congenital long-QT patients
  • Drugs unlikely to cause torsades de pointes

Each list can be sorted by brand or generic name. Drugs are listed...

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...
Department of Veterans Affairs/Department of Defense (VA/DoD) Clinical Practice Guideline for the Management of Major Depressive Disorder in Adults: Inpatient Pocket Guide 12/17/07

This pocket guide on inpatient mental health care is derived from the evidence-based clinical practice guideline, Management of Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) in Adults, developed by the Department of Veterans Affairs and Department of Defense (VA/DoD). The guideline is intended to identify the critical decision points in management of patients with depressive conditions, such as assessment, empirically supported psychotherapies and pharmacological therapies, non-MDD conditions...

Flexible Bronchoscopy: Patient Education Guide 12/17/07

This brochure is intended for adults undergoing bronchoscopy and parents of children who will have the procedure.

This brochure addresses the following topics:

  • Why should I have a bronchoscopy?
  • How do I prepare for a bronchoscopy?
  • How is a bronchoscopy performed?
  • What happens after a bronchoscopy?
A Guide for Parents: Questions and Answers--Runny Nose (With Green or Yellow Mucus) 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 colds and runny noses. This tool addresses the following questions:

  • What causes a runny nose during a cold?
  • What should I do?
  • Are antibiotics ever needed for a runny nose?
  • Why not try antibiotics now?

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