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Diabetes Disparities Among Racial and Ethnic Minorities: Fact Sheet 12/17/07

This fact sheet summarizes the results of research that have contributed to a better understanding of the disparities in the prevalence of diabetes and related complications among different racial and ethnic groups, identification of some of the barriers to health care that contribute to these disparities, and identification of changes that could be made to eliminate the barriers and reduce the disparities.

Communicating With and About People with Disabilities 12/17/07

This fact sheet includes suggestions on how to communicate effectively with and about people with disabilities.

This fact sheet addresses the following topics:

  • Words
    • Affirmative phrases
    • Negative phrases
  • Actions
    • General tips for communicating with people with disabilities
    • Tips for communicating with individuals who are blind or visually impaired
    • Tips for communicating with individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing...
Healthy Weight: Facts for Families, So, What's for Dinner? 12/17/07

This fact sheet addresses planning healthy meals and provides tips for making healthy food choices.

This fact sheet addresses the following topics:

  • Are home cooked meals healthier than eating out?
  • Is there an easy system for planning healthy meals?
  • Menu map
  • How to use your menu map
  • Good ideas for healthy meals
  • Tips for making healthy food choices when eating out
Dose Estimator (Biodosimetry Tools) 12/17/07

The Dose Estimator (biodosimetry tools) can be used by providers to guide the needed therapy for patients with acute radiation syndrome.

The Dose Estimator addresses the following topics:

  1. Estimate exposure dose–Dose estimator:
    • Onset of vomiting
    • Lymphocyte depletion kinetics
    • Dicentric chromosomes
  2. Explaining biodosimetry
  3. Suggest hematopoietic subsyndrome treatment, based on exposure dose and event size
  4. Biodosimetry...
Healthy Weight: Facts for Families, The Childhood Obesity Crisis: What Does It All Mean? 12/17/07

This fact sheet addresses overweight in children and provides recommendations on its prevention.

This fact sheet includes the following sections:

  • Is this generation of youth really more overweight than previous generations?
  • How does being overweight affect a child’s health?
  • 10 serious health threats for overweight youth
  • How do you determine if a child is overweight?
  • Should an overweight child go on a diet?
  • Why are more children today...
Screening for Hepatitis C 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 hepatitis C in adults.

Topics addressed include:

  • What does the USPSTF recommend?
  • How effective is screening for hepatitis C?
  • Who may be at increased risk for hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection?
  • How effective is treatment?
  • What are the harms of screening for hepatitis C?
  • What are the harms of treatment?
Prostate Cancer Treatment - Physician Data Query (PDQ®) (Health Professional Version) 12/17/07

This summary for health professionals provides comprehensive, peer-reviewed, evidence-based information about the treatment of prostate cancer.

The summary addresses the following topics:

  • General information
  • Cellular classification
  • Stage information
    • Tumor, nodes, metastasis (TNM) definitions
    • American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC) stage groupings
    • Jewett staging system
  • Treatment...
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Prevention Information Network (NPIN) Tuberculosis (TB) 12/17/07

This Web site presents information about tuberculosis (TB). It is part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) National Prevention Information Network (NPIN).

This site provides information on the following:

  • What’s new in TB
  • TB today
    • The changing epidemiology of TB
    • Populations most affected by TB
    • Challenges to TB elimination
  • TB elimination and control today
  • Making the connection
    • TB...
Celiac Disease Fact Sheet 12/17/07

The Celiac Disease Fact Sheet describes the disease, symptoms, screening, diagnosis, and treatment. This tool also gives examples of a gluten-free diet to aid patients who suffer from celiac disease.

This fact sheet is broken down into the following sections:

  • What is celiac disease?
  • What are the symptoms of celiac disease?
  • Why are celiac disease symptoms so varied?
  • How is celiac disease diagnosed?
  • Screening
  • What is the treatment?...
Early Intervention: Communication and Language for Families of Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Infants 12/17/07

This 12-page tool answers questions about hearing loss in infants, focusing on communication and language strategies for families.

The tool includes the following sections:

  • Our child has a hearing loss. What happens next? What is early intervention?
  • I didn’t know that an infant’s hearing could be tested.
  • Hearing in humans is very complex. There are many different types of hearing loss.
  • Your child’s hearing loss is unique.
  • What are some things...

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