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Cervical Cancer Screening - Physician Data Query (PDQ®) (Patient Version) 12/17/07

This summary provides patients with information on cervical cancer screening (Pap test).

This summary addresses the following topics:

  • What is screening?
  • General information about cervical cancer
  • Cervical cancer screening
  • Risks of cervical cancer screening
Diabetes Eye Examination Report 12/17/07

The Diabetes Eye Examination Report is a one-page tool for medical providers to record eye examination results and plans of treatment for patients with diabetes.

This tool helps providers record the following information:

  • Visual acuity
  • Intraocular pressure
  • Retinal examination findings
  • Cataract limitations
  • Glaucoma status
  • Plans of treatment
Your Guide to a Healthy Heart 12/17/07

This guidebook helps users determine their risk of heart disease and take steps to prevent it.

This guide addresses the following topics:

  • Heart disease: why should you care?
  • What you need to know about heart disease
    • What is heart disease?
    • Who is at risk?
    • How risk works
  • What’s your risk?
    • How to talk with your doctor
  • Major risk factors
    • Smoking
    • High blood pressure
    • High blood...
Pap Test Fact Sheet 12/17/07

This fact sheet provides answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs) about Pap tests.

This fact sheet addresses the following questions about Pap tests:

  • What is a Pap test?
  • Why do I need a Pap test?
  • Do all women need Pap tests?
  • How often do I need to get a Pap test?
  • Who does not need regular Pap tests?
  • I had a hysterectomy. Do I still need Pap tests?
  • How can I reduce my chances of getting cervical cancer?
  • What should I...
National Committee for Quality Assurance's (NCQA's) Health Plan Report Card 12/17/07

This interactive tool allows users to generate a customized report card for the health plans they want to know about. NCQA’s Health Plan Report Card has results on hundreds of health plans that care for commercially insured individuals and Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries, including health maintenance organization/point of service (HMO/POS) and preferred provider organization (PPO) plans.

Users can search for health plans using the following criteria:

  • State
  • ZIP...
Three Steps to Initiate Discussion About Weight Management with Your Patients 12/17/07

Effective treatment for obesity is based on skillful and empathetic communication between practitioners and patients. This quick-reference card is part of a package for starting an effective weight management program in an office or clinic. It includes:

  • Tips on how to discuss weight issues with patients
  • Guide to determine patient’s health risks
HIV and Its Treatment: What You Should Know--Health Information for Patients 12/17/07

These fact sheets are intended for use by people recently diagnosed with HIV infection or those who are considering starting HIV treatment. The fact sheets are designed as a series but may be used as stand-alone documents. Information in these fact sheets is based on Guidelines for the Use of Antiretroviral Agents in HIV-1-Infected Adults and Adolescents, developed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Panel on Antiretroviral Guidelines for Adults and Adolescents....

SNAP--School Network for Absenteeism Prevention Toolkit 11/29/07

SNAP (School Network for Absenteeism Prevention) is a grassroots, education-based effort to improve health by making hand cleaning an integral part of the school day.

The SNAP toolkit is organized into the following sections:

  • About the SNAP program
  • Clean hands: A critical issue
  • Getting real and making it happen
  • Integrating hand cleaning into the curriculum
  • Step-by-step project planning guide
  • About the National Recognition Program...
Diagnosing the Cause of Status Epilepticus in Children: American Academy of Neurology Guideline Summary for Patients and Their Families 11/29/07

The American Academy of Neurology guideline summary provides patients and their families with information about tests that help physicians identify the cause of status epilepticus in children.

The guideline summary is organized into the following sections:

  • What is a seizure?
  • What is status epilepticus (SE)?
  • Diagnosing the cause of SE
    • Laboratory tests
    • Metabolic and genetic testing
    • Electroencephalography
    • Brain...
Taking Time: Support for People with Cancer and the People Who Care About Them 11/29/07

This tool for patients provides information about the psychological and social aspects of a cancer diagnosis.

This tool includes the following sections:

  • Cancer will change your life
  • Your feelings: Learning you have cancer
  • Family matters
  • Sharing your feelings about cancer
  • Learning about your cancer and feeling more in control
  • People helping people
  • Dealing with a new self-image
  • Living each day
  • ...

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