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Screening and Behavioral Counseling Interventions in Primary Care to Reduce Alcohol Misuse, 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 and behavioral counseling interventions in primary care to reduce alcohol misuse.

Topics addressed include:

  • What does the USPSTF recommend?
  • What is alcohol misuse?
  • How effective are screening and counseling for alcohol misuse in the primary care setting?
  • What are effective screening and counseling interventions?
  • How can...
Tips for Teens With Diabetes: Stay at a Healthy Weight 12/17/07

This fact sheet provides information to help teens with diabetes maintain a healthy weight.

This fact sheet addresses the following topics:

  • Why is staying at a healthy weight good for kids?
  • How can you get to a healthy weight?
    • Be active almost every day
    • Cut some calories
    • Eat smaller portions
    • Drink lots of water
    • Ask your doctor to help you find a dietitian
  • What are some healthy eating tips you can try?
  • ...
Routine Vitamin Supplementation to Prevent Cancer and Cardiovascular Disease, 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 routine vitamin supplementation to prevent cancer and cardiovascular disease.

Topics addressed include:

  • What does the USPSTF recommend?
  • What does the evidence indicate?
  • Should people take vitamin supplements?
  • What are the potential harms of vitamin supplements?
  • More information
Read the Food Label 12/17/07

This fact sheet provides information about reading food labels to find foods that are lower in sodium.

This fact sheet addresses the following topics:

  • Information on the food label
    • Amount per serving
    • Nutrients
    • Number of servings
    • Percent daily value
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: High Blood Cholesterol 12/17/07

This tool provides patient information about high blood cholesterol.

This tool addresses the following topics:

  • What is cholesterol?
  • What is high blood cholesterol?
  • Other names for high blood cholesterol
  • What causes high blood cholesterol?
  • What are the signs and symptoms of high blood cholesterol?
  • How is high blood cholesterol diagnosed?
  • How is high blood cholesterol treated?
  • Key points
Quick Tips--When Getting Medical Tests 12/17/07

This Web site provides recommendations to help patients make decisions when getting medical tests.

Some topics addressed include:

  • Questions to ask your doctor
  • Checking which lab is used
  • Finding out about test results
Tips for Survivors of a Traumatic Event: What to Expect in Your Personal Life, Family, Work, and Financial Life 12/17/07

This tool cites examples of personal uncertainties, family relationship changes, work disruptions, and financial worries that may contribute to the long-term impact of a traumatic event. This tool also includes tips on how to survive the road to recovery from a traumatic event.

This tool addresses the following topics:

  • Things to remember when trying to understand disaster events
  • Signs that stress management assistance is needed
  • Ways to ease the stress
  • ...
Hazelden's Resources for Employers 12/17/07

Hazelden’s Resources for Employers provides information to help employers prevent and address alcohol and drug addiction problems in the workplace.

Resources available include:

  • Articles and products related to substance abuse
  • Assessment - Is it addiction?
  • FAQs about Hazelden programs
  • Mental health fact sheets
  • Drinking self-test
  • Twelve Steps - Twelve Traditions
Medicare Plan Finder 12/17/07

This database enables users to view and print a personalized chart comparing Medicare health plans in their area and provides information about the various types of Medicare plans.

This tool offers the following options:

  • Find and compare Medicare health plans (includes original Medicare plan and Medicare health plans)
  • Find and compare Medigap policies
  • Enroll in a Medicare Advantage plan
  • Access a directory of all Medicare health plans in your State or...
Preventing Dental Caries in Preschool Children, 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 preventing dental caries in preschool children.

Topics addressed include:

  • What does the USPSTF recommend?
  • What should primary clinicians know?
  • What forms of fluoride may be used to prevent dental caries?
  • What are the potential harms of fluoride supplementation?
  • More information

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