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Tips to Weight Loss Success 12/17/07

This tool offers patients simple tips and suggestions on creating a successful weight loss plan. It includes the following:

  • Tips on eating and engaging in physical activity in order to lose weight
  • Self-administered questionnaire to determine the patient’s weight and health profile
Suicide: Taking Care of Yourself After an Attempt 12/17/07

This brochure offers information to help patients recovering from a suicide attempt move ahead after their treatment in the emergency department and provides resources for more information about suicide and mental illness.

This brochure addresses the following topics:

  • After the emergency department
  • Next steps: moving ahead and coping with future thoughts of suicide
    • Create a safety plan
    • Build a support system
    • Learn to live again
    • ...
Ensuring Correct Surgery 12/17/07

This pamphlet will help patients understand what will happen before they undergo surgery.

This pamphlet describes what patients can expect during the following time frames:

  • Days to a couple of hours before the surgery
  • An hour, or less, before the surgery
  • Just before surgery begins

What Peer Educators and Resident Advisors (RAs) Need to Know About College Drinking 12/17/07

This brochure, developed for college peer educators and resident advisors, contains highlights from the report, A Call to Action: Changing the Culture of Drinking at U.S. Colleges . It can be used to help this group understand the extent of the problem of college drinking, speak knowledgeably about it, and be proactive in taking steps to address it at their schools.

Topics addressed in this brochure include:

  • A snapshot of annual high-risk college drinking...
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, A Real Illness 12/17/07

This booklet explains what post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is, when it starts, how long it lasts, and how to get help.

This booklet addresses the following topics:

  • Does this sound like you?
  • PTSD is a real illness that needs to be treated
    • What is PTSD?
    • When does PTSD start and how long does it last?
    • Am I the only person with this illness?
    • What can I do to help myself?
    • What can a doctor or counselor do...
Transient Ischemic Attack Prevention 12/17/07

This brochure presents information on preventing transient ischemic attacks (TIAs).

This brochure addresses the following questions:

  • What are TIAs?
  • What are the symptoms of TIAs?
  • What are the different causes of TIAs?
  • How is the cause of TIA diagnosed?
  • How can TIAs be managed?
Your Role in Safe Medication Use: A Guide for Patients and Families 12/17/07

This guide presents ways patients can ensure safe medication use for themselves and their family.

Topics addressed in this guide include:

  • Receiving instructions for taking medications at the clinic, doctor’s office, and pharmacy
  • Taking medications at home
  • Taking medication in the hospital
  • Handling a hospital or retail pharmacy medication error
  • Teamwork pays off
Heads Up: Concussion in High School Sports: Symptoms of Concussion Poster 12/17/07

This poster is part of a toolkit for coaches called Heads Up: Concussion in High School Sports. The poster presents signs and symptoms of concussion and encourages high school athletes to report symptoms to their coach.

If You Have Diabetes. . . Know Your Cholesterol Numbers 12/17/07

This brochure for people with diabetes describes the links between diabetes and cardiovascular disease and emphasizes the importance of maintaining healthy cholesterol levels.

This brochure addresses the following topics:

  • Why should I care about heart disease and stroke if I have diabetes?
  • Diabetes increases your risk for heart and blood vessel problems
  • How does diabetes hurt my blood vessels?
  • Fat in your blood
  • What are healthy...
Viral Hepatitis Brochures 12/17/07

This Web site provides consumer-oriented brochures on hepatitis A, B, and C in a variety of languages.

This site includes the following brochures:

  • Prevent hepatitis A
  • Viral hepatitis integration for HIV prevention community planners brochure
  • Protect your baby for life from hepatitis B
  • Hepatitis B and you
  • Living with chronic hepatitis B
  • Prevent hepatitis B
  • What every injection drug user should know
  • Hepatitis C…...

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