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?
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 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 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 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 fact sheet provides answers to frequently asked questions about gonorrhea. It addresses the following topics:
- What is gonorrhea?
- How do you get gonorrhea?
- Who is at risk for gonorrhea?
- What are the symptoms of gonorrhea?
- Are there tests for gonorrhea?
- How is gonorrhea treated?
- What happens if gonorrhea isn’t treated?
- Can gonorrhea cause problems during pregnancy?
- How can I keep from getting gonorrhea?
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...
This guide is intended to assist State, local, and tribal public health professionals in the initiation of response activities during the first 24 hours of an emergency or disaster.
This guide addresses the following topics:
- Public health emergency preparedness assumptions
- Public health emergency response functions and tasks during the acute phase
- Ongoing public health emergency response functions and tasks
- Documentation of contacts and actions...
This fact sheet for high school athletes is part of the toolkit for coaches, Heads Up: Concussion in High School Sports. It addresses the following topics:
- What is a concussion?
- What are the symptoms of a concussion?
- What should I do if I think I have a concussion?
- How can I prevent a concussion?
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...