Fact sheet


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
  • ...
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
    Cervical Cancer Treatment - Physician Data Query (PDQ®) (Patient Version) 12/17/07

    This summary provides information to patients on treatment options for cervical cancer.

    This summary addresses the following topics:

    • General information about cervical cancer
    • Stages of cervical cancer
    • Recurrent cervical cancer
    • Treatment option overview
    • Treatment options by stage
    • Treatment options for recurrent cervical cancer
    Snack Smart for Healthy Teeth 12/17/07

    This tool will help children and parents choose the right snacks in order to prevent tooth decay.

    This tool is organized into the following sections:

    • What’s wrong with sugary snacks, anyway?
    • How do sugars attack your teeth?
    • How can I “snack smart” to protect myself from tooth decay?
    • Snack Smart food list
    • Note to parents
    What Is Diabetes? 12/17/07

    This fact sheet provides consumer information about the different types of diabetes.

    This fact sheet addresses the following topics:

    • Type 1 diabetes
    • Type 2 diabetes
    • Gestational diabetes


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