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GAME PLAN for Preventing Type 2 Diabetes 12/17/07

This toolkit provides the latest evidence-based tools and techniques to help physicians start their own personalized diabetes prevention program. The toolkit is based on the lifestyle modification strategies used in the Diabetes Prevention Program, sponsored by the National Institutes of Health. Information and materials provided in the toolkit include a decision pathway to diagnose and treat pre-diabetes, proven strategies to counsel and motivate patients, an office poster, and copier-ready...

What You Need to Know: Taking Aspirin to Lower Your Risk of Heart Attack 12/17/07

This consumer fact sheet provides the following information about aspirin and heart attack risk:

  • Risk factors for heart attack
  • Aspirin safety
  • What you should do
Quality of Health Care for Medicare Beneficiaries: A Chartbook--Focusing on the Elderly Living in the Community 12/17/07

This 186-page chartbook is based on a broad review of recently published studies and reports, conducted to present a coherent picture of the quality of health care for elderly Medicare beneficiaries living in the community. The results are presented in 60 charts.

The topics in this chartbook are presented as follows:

  • Summary and highlights
  • Introduction
    • Overview: Progress, gaps, and variations
    • Challenges in measuring quality for the elderly population...
Diagram of the Eye 12/17/07

This tool contains five different diagrams of the human eye. The user can click on a part of the eye and the definition of that anatomy part will appear. The eye diagram includes:

  • Iris
  • Cornea
  • Pupil
  • Lens
  • Retina
  • Fovea
  • Macula
  • Optic Nerve
  • Vitreous Gel
National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center 12/17/07

The purpose of the National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center (OHRC) is to respond to the needs of States and communities in addressing current and emerging public oral health issues. OHRC supports health professionals, program administrators, educators, policymakers, and others with the goal of improving oral health services for infants, children, adolescents, and their families. The resource center collaborates with Federal, State, and local agencies; national and State...

How the Transplant System Works: Matching Donors and Recipients 12/17/07

This fact sheet explains how a patient in need of a transplant is matched to an organ donor. It briefly describes the centralized computer network maintained by the United Network for Organ Sharing, addresses the role of the transplant center, explains how patients in the transplant pool are ranked, and discusses the process once an organ becomes available.

Coping With Scleroderma 12/17/07

This brochure provides information about scleroderma and helpful hints to cope with it.

This brochure is organized into the following sections:

  • Coping with scleroderma
  • The beginning
  • The diagnosis
  • The emotions
    • Denial
    • Anger and depression
  • Bargaining and acceptance
  • Helpful hints
  • Resources
Eating Defensively: Food Safety Advice for Persons With AIDS 12/17/07

This brochure offers people with AIDS tips on how to avoid foodborne illnesses.

This brochure addresses the following topics:

  • Bacteria and food poisoning
  • Shopping for food
  • At home
  • Eating out
  • Traveling abroad
Find Youth Info Web Site 12/17/07

This Web site offers Federally-developed interactive tools and other resources to help community organizations and partnerships in their efforts to support youth. Included are tools and resources to help form effective partnerships, assess community assets, understand risk factors and protective factors, generate maps of local and Federal resources, and search for evidence-based youth programs.

Mental Health Services Locator 12/17/07

The Mental Health Services Locator is a searchable database of mental health services and resources around the country.

You can access the following features in the database by selecting a State or U.S. territory from a map or drop-down menu:

  • Mental health facilities locator
  • Mental health services directory
  • Hispanic youth violence prevention services
  • State resource guide
  • State suicide prevention programs
  • Substance abuse treatment...

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