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Diabetes: Are You at Risk? 12/17/07

This brochure provides information for consumers about their risk of getting diabetes.

The brochure addresses the following topics:

  • What is diabetes?
  • Risks for diabetes?
  • How can I prevent diabetes?
  • Kinds of diabetes

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Questions and Answers About Avian Influenza (Bird Flu) and Avian Influenza A (H5N1) Virus 12/17/07

This tool answers questions about avian influenza (bird flu) and avian influenza A (H5N1).

Questions and answers are grouped into the following categories:

  • Avian influenza
  • Avian influenza A (H5N1)
  • Influenza pandemic preparedness
  • Avian influenza infection in animals
HPV and HPV Vaccine - Information for Health Care Providers 12/17/07

This fact sheet summarizes current recommendations on the use of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine.

It is divided into the following sections:

  • Overview
  • Provisional recommendations
  • Safety
  • Efficacy
  • Duration of protection
  • Delivery (provisional recommendations)
  • Cost
  • Cost-effectiveness
  • Vaccination policies
  • Other vaccines in development
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...
Mammograms and Other Breast Imaging Procedures 12/17/07

This tool provides information about mammograms and other breast imaging procedures.

This tool addresses the following topics:

  • Screening mammograms
  • American Cancer Society recommendations for early breast cancer detection
  • Diagnostic mammograms
  • Tips for having a mammogram
  • What to expect when you get a mammogram
  • Help with mammogram costs
  • Regulation of mammography
  • What does the doctor look for on your mammogram?
  • ...
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.

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Prevention Guidelines 12/17/07

This Web page provides seven guidelines for preventing exposure to carbon monoxide in the home.

A PDF version of this tool can be downloaded in English, as well as the following languages:

  • Amharic
  • Arabic
  • Chinese
  • German
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Hmong
  • Khmer
  • Haitian Creole
  • Kurdish
  • Lao
  • Portuguese
  • Somali
  • Tagalog
  • Vietnamese
  • Tigrinya
Facts About Menopausal Hormone Therapy 12/17/07

This fact sheet summarizes the latest evidence to offer guidance about the risks and benefits of menopausal hormone therapy. It is designed to provide patients with information to help them communicate more effectively with their care providers and determine the best course of treatment on an individual basis.

The following topics are addressed in this fact sheet:

  • Menopause and hormone therapy
  • Alternatives to hormone therapy to help prevent postmenopausal conditions...
Treatment Choices for Men With Early-Stage Prostate Cancer 12/17/07

This tool will help men learn about early-stage prostate cancer, current treatments, and the pros and cons of each treatment.

This tool addresses the following topics:

  • Introduction
    • Things to remember
    • Three men…three different treatment choices
  • Facts about prostate cancer
    • What is the prostate?
  • Thinking about treatment choices
    • Medical tests and terms
    • Types of treatment...
Screening for Obesity in Adults, What's New from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) 12/17/07

This fact sheet presents highlights of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendations on screening for obesity in adults.

Topics addressed include:

  • What does the USPSTF recommend?
  • Overweight or obese?
  • What is the role of clinicians?
  • What are the characteristics of effective interventions?
  • Are effective interventions equally effective for everyone?
  • What are the roles of medications and surgery?

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