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The Healthy Heart Handbook for Women 12/17/07

This guide, part of The Heart Truth campaign, provides up-to-date information on women’s heart disease and practical suggestions for reducing the risk of heart-related problems.

This guide addresses the following topics:

  • The heart truth
  • Finding out your risk
  • Major risk factors for heart disease
  • Other factors that affect heart disease
  • Taking control
  • An action plan for heart health
  • A family plan for heart...
MyPyramid--Getting Started 12/17/07

This tool provides information to help consumers navigate through the new MyPyramid food guidance system, an interactive tool that helps Americans make healthy food choices and be active every day.

This tool addresses the following topics:

  • MyPyramid symbol – Explains the messages in the MyPyramid symbol
  • MyPyramid’s basic messages – Gives consumers MyPyramid’s basic messages about healthy eating and physical activity
  • MyPyramid Plan – Helps consumers find the...
Fruits and Veggies--More Matters 12/17/07

This Web site is the next generation of the 5-A-Day Program, a national initiative to increase consumption of fruit and vegetables. The site offers the following:

  • A calculator to find out how many fruits and vegetables you need each day, based on your daily caloric needs
  • Tips on how to include fruits and vegetables in your daily diet
    • Information on new fruits and vegetables to try
    • Recipes
  • Interactive tools such as “Analyze My Plate,” which...
Safe Sleep For Your Baby: Reduce the Risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) (African American Outreach) 12/17/07

This brochure is part of the Back to Sleep campaign, an effort to educate families and caregivers about putting healthy infants on their backs to sleep to help reduce the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). The brochure explains ways to reduce the risk of SIDS and provide a safe sleep environment for infants.

This tool addresses the following topics:

  • What is Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)?
  • What should I know about SIDS?
  • Fast facts about SIDS...
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion: National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program: Find a Local Program 12/17/07

This tool enables users to find out where they can learn more about getting a free or low-cost mammogram and Pap test. Users can access information for a specific State or Territory as well as for American Indian/Alaska Native organizations.

For each State/Territory/organization, the following types of information are provided:

  • Contact information to learn more about getting screened
  • Program information for breast and cervical cancer early detection
  • ...
National Alcohol & Drug Addiction Recovery Month 12/17/07

This Web site focuses on National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month, which promotes the societal benefits of alcohol and drug use treatment, lauds the contributions of treatment providers, and promotes the message that recovery from alcohol and drug use disorders in all its forms is possible. Developed by the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Recovery Month activities have been held each September since 1998.

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Lactose Intolerance: Information for Health Care Providers 12/17/07

This fact sheet can be used by health care providers to educate patients who are lactose intolerant about how they can get enough calcium each day.

This fact sheet is part of Milk Matters, a public health education campaign to promote calcium consumption among tweens and teens, especially during the ages of 11 to 15, a time of critical bone growth.

This fact sheet answers the following questions:

  • Are there different types of lactose intolerance?
  • How...
Think Cultural Health: Bridging the Health Care Gap through Cultural Competency Continuing Education Programs 12/17/07

This Web site, sponsored by the Office of Minority Health, offers the latest resources and tools to promote cultural competency in health care. It includes free online courses accredited for continuing education credit, as well as supplementary tools to help health care providers and organizations promote respectful, understandable, and effective care. Free registration is required to access some of these tools.

This site includes the following training materials:

  • A...
Start Talking Before They Start Drinking: A Family Guide 12/17/07

This guide provides facts and practical advice for parents on how to talk with their children about underage drinking. The guide supports the Start Talking Before They Start Drinking Campaign to combat underage drinking and to educate parents, youth, and others on the issue of alcohol abuse.

This guide addresses the following topics:

  • What you need to know
    • Underage drinking
    • Alcohol and judgment
    • Risks
    • Family influence
  • What you...
Milk Matters: For Strong Bones . . . For Lifelong Health . . . 12/17/07

This booklet can help parents and caregivers learn more about milk and calcium so they can help their children and teenagers grow into strong, healthy adults.

This booklet is part of Milk Matters, a public health education campaign to promote calcium consumption among tweens and teens, especially during the ages of 11 to 15, a time of critical bone growth.

This tool addresses the following topics:

  • Growing needs for milk
  • Who needs the most calcium?...

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