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American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Patient Guide: Fertility Preservation 12/17/07

This three-page patient guide is based on the American Society of Clinical Oncology’s recommendations about fertility preservation in people treated for cancer.

This patient guide addresses the following topics:

  • Cancer treatment and fertility
  • Options for preserving fertility before cancer treatment
    • For women
    • For men
  • What this means for patients
  • Questions to ask the doctor
Living Well With COPD: Chronic Bronchitis and Emphysema--Patient Education Guide 12/17/07

This patient education guide provides information about chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and important steps for better living for people diagnosed with the disease.

This guide addresses the following topics:

  • Living well with COPD
  • What is COPD?
  • Inside your lungs
  • How COPD affects the body
  • Causes of COPD
  • Symptoms of COPD
  • Making the diagnosis
  • Important steps for better living with COPD
      ...
Cold or Flu. Antibiotics Don't Work For You. 12/17/07

This brochure provides information about when and if antibiotics are effective against illnesses and when they are not. It is organized into the following sections:

  • The risk: Bacteria becomes resistant
  • Antibiotics aren’t always the answer
  • Protect yourself with the best care
  • Commonly asked questions
Child Protective Services: A Guide for Caseworkers 12/17/07

This 145-page manual examines the roles and responsibilities of child protective services (CPS) workers. It describes the purposes, key decisions, and issues of each stage of the CPS process and covers strategies for casework supervision, training, and support. Best practices and critical issues in casework practice are underscored throughout.

This manual addresses the following topics:

  • CPS theory and practice
  • The helping relationship
  • Responsibilities of CPS...
Healthy Weight: Facts for Families, What if My Child Seems Overweight? 12/17/07

This fact sheet addresses the assessment of overweight in children and provides recommendations for getting help.

This fact sheet includes the following sections:

  • Overweight or not?
  • Getting help losing weight
  • What to expect at the doctor’s office
  • Body mass index (BMI)-for-age example
  • What to do when a child is overweight
  • Spotting eating disorders
  • Treating eating disorders
  • Warning signs
  • Moving toward a healthy...
Home Health Compare 12/17/07

This tool gives detailed information about Medicare-certified home health agencies. Users can search for information by State, county, or zip code or by the name of the home health agency.

The National Women's Health Information Center--"womenshealth.gov" 12/17/07

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
  • ...
Department of Veterans Affairs/Department of Defense (VA/DoD) Clinical Practice Guideline for the Diagnosis and Management of Dyslipidemia: Key Points Card 12/17/07

This wallet card presents the eight key points health care practitioners should follow regarding the diagnosis and management of dyslipidemia.

What You Should Know About Stroke Prevention 12/17/07

This consumer fact sheet presents information on stroke prevention, including warning signs and risk factors.

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) WebM&M Morbidity & Mortality Rounds on the Web 12/17/07

This Web site is an online journal and forum on patient safety and health care quality.

The tool includes the following features:

  • Expert analysis of medical error reports submitted anonymously by Web site users, in the following clinical areas and specialties:
    • Clinical ethics
    • Critical care
    • Dentistry
    • Education
    • Emergency medicine
    • Family medicine
    • Hospital medicine
    • Laboratory medicine
    • Medical...

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