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Facts About Peripheral Arterial Disease (P.A.D.) for African Americans 12/17/07

This six-page fact sheet, part of the Stay in Circulation national awareness campaign, answers key questions about peripheral arterial disease (P.A.D.) in African Americans and provides steps patients can take to reduce their risk.

This tool provides the following information:

  • What is P.A.D.?
  • What causes P.A.D.?
  • What are the signs and symptoms of P.A.D.?
  • How is P.A.D. diagnosed?
    • Medical and family history
    • Physical exam
    • ...
Cervical Cancer Prevention - Physician Data Query (PDQ®) (Patient Version) 12/17/07

This summary provides information on cervical cancer and how often it occurs and prevention methods. It includes the following sections:

  • Overview of prevention
    • Prevention
    • Purposes of this summary
  • Cervical cancer prevention
    • Significance of cervical cancer
    • Cervical cancer prevention
      • HPV infection
      • Sexual history
      • Reproductive history
      • Use of oral contraceptives...
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
The Heart Truth for Women: An Action Plan 12/17/07

This fact sheet, part of The Heart Truth campaign, will help women determine their personal risk of heart disease and learn which steps to take to reduce the chance of developing heart disease.

This fact sheet addresses the following topics:

  • What is heart disease?
    • Risk factors for heart disease
      • Smoking
      • High blood pressure
      • High blood cholesterol
      • Overweight/obesity
      • Physical inactivity
      • Diabetes
    • Finding...
Peripheral Arterial Disease Community Action Toolkit 12/17/07

The Peripheral Arterial Disease (P.A.D.) Community Action Toolkit was developed to provide campaign partners with the instructions, tools, and resources necessary to implement community campaign activities in their local markets. This toolkit helps raise awareness of P.A.D. with consistent messages and materials. Organizations can customize messages and materials to address their specific needs.

This kit is organized into the following categories:

  • Campaign overview
      ...
Let's Talk About Stroke 12/17/07

Let’s Talk About Stroke is a series of downloadable patient information sheets, created by the American Stroke Association, that presents information in a question-and-answer format that’s brief, easy to follow, and easy to read. They can be used by physicians to foster communication with patients about stroke. Some are available in Spanish as well as English.

The patient information sheets cover two general topics: stroke prevention and life after stroke.

Frequently Asked Questions - The Environment and Women's Health 12/17/07

This tool answers common questions on how the environment affects women’s health including the following topics:

  • The environment
  • Outdoor air pollution
  • Indoor air pollution
  • Workplace environment
    • UV radiation
    • Water contamination
    • Lead
    • Mercury
    • Pesticides
    • Environmental hormones
    Heads Up: Concussion in High School Sports: A Fact Sheet for Parents 12/17/07

    This fact sheet for parents of high school athletes is part of the toolkit for coaches, Heads Up: Concussion in High School Sports. It addresses the following topics:

    • What is a concussion?
    • What are the signs and symptoms of a concussion?
    • What should you do if you think your teenage athlete has a concussion?
    Facts About Peripheral Arterial Disease (P.A.D.) 12/17/07

    This six-page fact sheet, part of the Stay in Circulation national awareness campaign, answers key questions about peripheral arterial disease (P.A.D.) and provides steps patients can take to reduce their risk.

    This tool provides the following information:

    • What is P.A.D.?
    • What causes P.A.D.?
    • What are the signs and symptoms of P.A.D.?
    • How is P.A.D. diagnosed?
      • Medical and family history
      • Physical exam
      • Diagnostic tests
      ...

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