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Migraine Fact Sheet 12/17/07

This tool addresses common questions about migraine headaches including:

  • What is a migraine headache?
  • What causes migraine?
  • Are there different kinds of migraine?
  • How does a migraine headache differ from a tension headache?
  • When should I seek help for my headaches?
  • What tests are used to find out if I have migraine?
  • Are women more prone to migraine headaches?
  • How is a woman’s menstrual cycle related to migraine?
  • Can...
National Kidney Disease Education Program (NKDEP) 12/17/07

The National Kidney Disease Education Program (NKDEP) is an initiative of the National Institutes of Health, designed to reduce the morbidity and mortality caused by kidney disease and its complications.

NKDEP aims to raise awareness of the seriousness of kidney disease, the importance of testing those at high risk (those with diabetes, high blood pressure, or a family history of kidney failure), and the availability of treatment to prevent or slow kidney failure.

The site...

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...
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
Healthy Pregnancy: When to Call the Baby's Doctor Print and Go Guide 12/17/07

Even small changes in eating, sleeping, and crying can be signs of serious problems for newborns. This guide helps new mothers identify some of the symptoms that require a pediatrician’s attention.

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.


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