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Keep Food and Water Safe After a Disaster or Power Outage 12/17/07

This tool provides information about how to keep food and water safe after a natural disaster or power outage. It is organized into the following sections:

  • Food
    • Identify and throw away food that may not be safe to eat
    • Storing food safely
    • Feeding infants and young children
    • Clean and sanitize food-contact surfaces
  • Water
  • Related resources
Red-Yellow-Green Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) Tool 12/17/07

This one-page tool, in Microsoft(r) Word format, uses the colors of a stoplight to guide patients in managing their congestive heart failure symptoms. The tool is divided into green (“all clear”), yellow (“caution”), and red (“medical alert”) zones. For each zone, the tool provides signs and symptoms and allows the health care provider to give specific instructions for managing the condition, including guidance on when to seek emergency medical assistance.

girlshealth.gov 12/17/07

This Web site focuses on health topics of interest to girls (ages 10-16) and helps motivate them to choose healthy behaviors by using positive, supportive, and non-threatening messages.

This Web site includes the following categories of content for girls:

  • Body
  • Fitness
  • Nutrition
  • Illness and disability
  • Drugs, alcohol, and smoking
  • Mind
  • Relationships
  • Bullying
  • Safety
  • Your future
  • News and more
  • ...
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
  • ...
I Have Diabetes. . . What Can I Do to Stay Healthy? 12/17/07

This fact sheet provides information to help patients with diabetes manage their condition and stay healthy. It provides a checklist of diabetes management and preventive health care strategies to be followed every day, at every visit to the doctor or nurse, and at other intervals.

Preventing Infections in the Hospital - What You Can Do: A Consumer Fact Sheet 12/17/07

This fact sheet offers tips to help protect patients from infections in the hospital.

Tips on this fact sheet are divided into the following categories:

  • Planning ahead for surgery
  • While in the hospital following surgery
Tips to Help You Remember to Take Your Blood Pressure Drugs 12/17/07

This fact sheet provides tips to help patients remember to take their blood pressure medications.

How the Transplant System Works: Matching Donors and Recipients 12/17/07

This fact sheet explains how a patient in need of a transplant is matched to an organ donor. It briefly describes the centralized computer network maintained by the United Network for Organ Sharing, addresses the role of the transplant center, explains how patients in the transplant pool are ranked, and discusses the process once an organ becomes available.

A Guide for Parents: Questions and Answers--Runny Nose (With Green or Yellow Mucus) 12/17/07

This one-page fact sheet is part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's “Get Smart: Know When Antibiotics Work” campaign. It provides parents with information about colds and runny noses. This tool addresses the following questions:

  • What causes a runny nose during a cold?
  • What should I do?
  • Are antibiotics ever needed for a runny nose?
  • Why not try antibiotics now?
What Is an HIV/AIDS Clinical Trial? 12/17/07

This fact sheet provides information about participating in an HIV/AIDS clinical trial.

This fact sheet addressing the following topics:

  • What is an HIV/AIDS clinical trial?
  • What is a clinical trial protocol?
  • Benefits of participating in an HIV/AIDS clinical trial
  • Risks of participating in an HIV/AIDS clinical trial
  • What questions should I ask?
  • How do I find more information about HIV/AIDS clinical trials?

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