This brochure is part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s “Get Smart: Know When Antibiotics Work” campaign. It will educate parents about when antibiotics work–and when they won’t.
This brochure addresses the following topics:
- The risk: Bacteria becomes resistant
- Antibiotics aren’t always the answer
- Protect your child, give the best care
- Commonly asked questions
This 12-page tool answers questions about hearing loss in infants, focusing on communication and language strategies for families.
The tool includes the following sections:
- Our child has a hearing loss. What happens next? What is early intervention?
- I didn’t know that an infant’s hearing could be tested.
- Hearing in humans is very complex. There are many different types of hearing loss.
- Your child’s hearing loss is unique.
- What are some things...
This guide provides information about the prevention and treatment of Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia (PCP) in children with HIV infection. This tool is also available in Spanish.
This guide addresses the following questions:
- What is PCP?
- How do I know if my child has PCP?
- How could my child catch PCP?
- How can I prevent PCP in my child?
- What children should get treatment to prevent PCP?
- What are the side effects of...
The National Women’s Heath Information Center (NWHIC) provides a gateway to the vast array of Federal and other women’s health information resources. This Web site can help users link to, read, and download a wide variety of materials related to women’s health developed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), other Federal agencies, and private sector organizations.
The Web site includes the following major sections:
- About womenshealth.gov
This 28-page guide is designed to assist parents and guardians who want to help their 10- to 14-year-olds avoid alcohol.
This guide addresses the following topics:
- Your young teen’s world
- The bottom line: A strong parent-child relationship
- Talking with your teen about alcohol
- Taking action: Prevention strategies for parents
- Could my child develop a drinking problem?
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:
- Total cholesterol
- High density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol
This tool is intended for health care professionals, students, and ancillary personnel who have minimal experience working with homeless patients.
Recognizing that standard clinical practice guidelines often fail to take into consideration the unique health care challenges faced by displaced people, the Health Care for the Homeless Clinicians’ Network convened an advisory committee comprised of six health and social service providers to develop standards for the...
This pocket guide provides a flowchart of the three aspects of lipid-related care described in the clinical practice guideline on the management of dyslipidemia: screening, initiation of therapy, and followup treatment.
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...
This two-page tool is a summary of the American Academy of Neurology and Child Neurology Society guideline on diagnosis of the child with global developmental delay. This practice parameter reviewed available evidence concerning the value of diagnostic testing in the initial evaluation of a young child with a global developmental delay that is static and nonprogressive and has no clear etiology.
This summary presents specific recommendations for each of the following testing modalities...