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Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) Consumer Summary 12/17/07

This consumer summary presents information for people with severe gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) who are being treated by a doctor or other health care provider.

This summary addresses the following topics:

  • Do you have gastroesophageal reflux disease?
  • What kinds of medicines can I take for GERD?
  • Can surgery help?
  • What about the new endoscopic procedures?
Medicines In My Home 12/17/07

Medicines In My Home is an interactive educational program about the safe and effective use of over-the-counter (OTC) medicines. It includes materials geared to both students and adults.

This Web site is divided into four sections:

  • Teachers’ room
    • Course description and objectives
    • Teachers’ kit
      • Classroom lesson materials
        • Medicines in my home: Information for students on using OTC medicines safely
        • Classroom lesson on safe OTC...
The Pap Test: Questions and Answers 12/17/07

This fact sheet addresses the importance of a Pap test and pelvic exam.

This fact sheet provides answers to the following questions on Pap tests and pelvic exams:

  • What is a Pap test?
  • What is a pelvic exam?
  • Why are a Pap test and pelvic exam important?
  • Who performs a Pap test?
  • How is a Pap test done?
  • How often should a woman have a Pap test?
  • When should the Pap test be done?
  • How are the results of a Pap test reported?...
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
The Heart Truth for Women: If You Have Heart Disease 12/17/07

This fact sheet, part of The Heart Truth campaign, provides key steps to help women in managing heart disease.

This fact sheet addresses the following topics:

  • What is heart disease?
  • Screening tests
    • Electrocardiogram
    • Stress test
    • Nuclear scan
    • Echocardiography
    • Coronary angiography
    • Ventriculogram
    • Intracoronary ultrasound
  • Risk factors
  • Treatment
    • Making lifestyle changes
    • ...
Healthy Pregnancy: Fish Facts Print and Go Guide 12/17/07

This guide provides information about eating fish to women who are or may become pregnant, or are nursing.

This tool presents the following information:

  • Fish not to eat
  • Fish to eat (up to 1 serving [6 ounces] per week)
  • Fish to eat (Up to 2 servings [12 ounces] per week)
  • Checking before eating fish caught in local waters
  • Eating a variety of small, young, non-fatty fish
Screening for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm, What's New from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF): Recommendations Statement 12/17/07

This statement summarizes the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendations on screening for abdominal aortic aneurysm and the supporting scientific evidence. It updates the 1996 recommendations contained in the Guide to Clinical Preventive Services , 2nd edition.

This tool includes the following sections:

  • What does the USPSTF recommend?
  • What are the risk factors for abdominal aortic aneurysm?
  • What are the potential benefits of...
Inactivated Influenza Vaccine: What You Need To Know 12/17/07

This fact sheet answers common questions about inactivated influenza vaccines.

This fact sheet addresses the following topics:

  • Why get vaccinated?
  • Inactivated influenza vaccine
  • Who should get inactivated influenza vaccine?
  • When should I get influenza vaccine?
  • Who should talk with a doctor before getting influenza vaccine?
  • What are the risks from inactivated influenza vaccine?
  • What if there is a severe reaction?
  • National...
If You Have Hepatitis C, Which Vaccinations Do You Need? 12/17/07

This tool contains a list of the recommended vaccinations for people with hepatitis C. The page can either be used as a patient handout or hung in a physician’s office/clinic.

Fit Facts 12/17/07

Fit Facts TM are concise, one-page information sheets—more than 100 in all—each covering a different health or fitness topic. Each sheet contains valuable how-to information—from advice on the best type of exercise for weight loss to pointers on choosing a personal trainer.

These fact sheets cover the following topics:

  • Cardiovascular exercise
  • Choosing fitness trainers and instructors
  • Exercising with health challenges
  • Flexibility
  • ...

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