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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
    Cervical Cancer Treatment - Physician Data Query (PDQ®) (Health Professional Version) 12/17/07

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

    This summary addresses the following topics:

    • General information
    • Cellular classification
    • Stage information
    • Treatment option overview
    • Stage 0 cervical cancer
    • Stage IA cervical cancer
    • Stage IB cervical cancer
    • Stage IIA cervical cancer
    • ...
    Drinking and Your Pregnancy 12/17/07

    This Web page provides women with information about the dangers of drinking during pregnancy.

    This tool provides information on the following topics:

    • When you are pregnant, drinking can hurt your baby
    • Questions about alcohol and drinking during pregnancy
      • Can I drink alcohol if I am pregnant?
      • Is any kind of alcohol safe to drink during pregnancy?
      • What if I drank during my last pregnancy and my baby was fine?
      • Will these problems go away...
    Depression During and After Pregnancy Fact Sheet 12/17/07

    This tool addresses the following common questions about depression during and after pregnancy:

    • What is depression?
    • How common is depression during and after pregnancy?
    • What causes depression?
      • During pregnancy
      • After pregnancy
    • What are symptoms of depression?
    • What is the difference between “baby blues,” postpartum depression, and postpartum psychosis?
    • What steps can I take if I have symptoms of depression during...
    Protect the Circle of Life: Immunize Our Nations, American Indian/Alaskan Native Vaccination 12/17/07

    This tool provides immunization information relevant to American Indian and Alaska Native populations.

    This tool discusses the following topics:

    • Why immunize our children
    • Vaccines can prevent these diseases
    • Where immunizations are provided
    • Vaccination coverage levels
    • Links to brochure and posters
    • Links to government sites
    High Blood Cholesterol: What You Need to Know 12/17/07

    This fact sheet explains the risks of having a high blood cholesterol level and provides guidance on lowering high blood cholesterol.

    This tool addresses the following topics:

    • Why is cholesterol important?
    • How does cholesterol cause heart disease?
    • What do your cholesterol numbers mean?
    • What affects cholesterol levels?
    • What is your risk of developing heart disease or having a heart attack?
    • Treating high cholesterol
    • ...
    Side Effects of Anti-HIV Medications, Fact Sheets 12/17/07

    This series of fact sheets discusses some of the major side effects of anti-HIV medications. The information in this series is based on the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Guidelines for the Use of Antiretroviral Agents in HIV-1-Infected Adults and Adolescents and Management of Metabolic Complications Associated with Antiretroviral Therapy for HIV-1 Infection: Recommendations of an International AIDS Society-USA Panel.

    These fact sheets address...


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