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Gonorrhea Fact Sheet 12/17/07

This fact sheet provides answers to frequently asked questions about gonorrhea. It addresses the following topics:

  • What is gonorrhea?
  • How do you get gonorrhea?
  • Who is at risk for gonorrhea?
  • What are the symptoms of gonorrhea?
  • Are there tests for gonorrhea?
  • How is gonorrhea treated?
  • What happens if gonorrhea isn’t treated?
  • Can gonorrhea cause problems during pregnancy?
  • How can I keep from getting gonorrhea?
Cervical Cancer Screening - Physician Data Query (PDQ®) (Health Professional Version) 12/17/07

This summary provides evidence of the benefit and harm of various cervical cancer screening techniques.

This summary addresses the following topics:

  • Summary of evidence
  • Significance
  • Evidence of benefit
  • Evidence of harm
  • Accuracy of the Pap test
  • New screening technologies
  • Screening women who have had a hysterectomy
  • Screening interval
  • Human papillomavirus (HPV) testing
  • Screening older...
Bright Futures for Women's Health and Wellness (BFWHW): Administrator's Handbook, Training, and Implementation of BFWHW Physical Activity and Healthy Eating Guides 12/17/07

The Bright Futures for Women’s Health and Wellness (BFWHW) initiative is a project of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Office of Women’s Health. The mission of BFWHW is to plan, develop, implement, and evaluate a variety of culturally competent consumer, provider, and community-based products for all women across their lifespan—including underserved and minority women. The Bright Futures materials help to promote women’s...

You Can Prevent PCP (Pneumocystis carinii Pneumonia): A Guide for People With HIV Infection 12/17/07

This guide for people with HIV infection provides information about the prevention and treatment of Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia (PCP). This tool is also available in Spanish.

This guide addresses the following questions:

  • What is PCP?
  • How do I know if I have PCP?
  • How do you catch PCP?
  • How can I protect myself from PCP?
  • I was vaccinated for pneumonia. Won't that protect me against PCP?
  • When should I start...
What Is the Hemoglobin A1c Test? 12/17/07

This fact sheet provides information for people with diabetes about the hemoglobin A1c test.

This fact sheet addresses the following topics:

  • Why should I have the A1c test?
  • What is a good A1c number?
  • How often should I get the A1c test?
  • Do I still have to test my blood sugar at home?
Free registration is required to access this tool online.
Long-Term Care Planning Tool 12/17/07

The Long-Term Care Planning Tool presents users with a series of questions and then calculates their long-term care costs, available services, and financing options. Other resources are also provided to assist users in understanding their long-term care options.

This Web page enables users to view the following long-term care services and options:

  • Long-term care projected costs report
  • Long-term care services report
    • Family support and caregiving
    • ...
Women: Stay Healthy at Any Age: Your Checklist for Health 12/17/07

This checklist displays screening tests, preventive medicine, and other healthy life behaviors recommended for women by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. The screening test checklist allows patients to chart dates and test results as well as questions for the doctor.

Disaster Evacuees Attending New Schools 12/17/07

This fact sheet presents information for parents and communities concerned about the potential for disease outbreak when the residents of disaster-affected areas migrate to other States.

The following topics are addressed in this fact sheet:

  • School-age evacuees do not pose an increased health risk in schools
  • Illnesses in school-age evacuees should be treated the same as under normal conditions
  • Guidance on accepting a school-age evacuee into the...
Patient Information for Parents of a Child With Cough 12/17/07

This tool addresses the following questions:

  • My child seems to cough a lot. Is that normal?
  • When should I see a doctor about my child’s cough?
  • Can my child be harmed by coughing?
  • Will coughing damage my child’s lungs and chest?
  • Should I let my child run, jump, and play while coughing?
  • Is my child’s cough contagious for other members of my family?
  • Will coughing cause my child to choke?
  • Will coughing cause my child to die from...
Quick Tips--When Talking with Your Doctor 12/17/07

This Web site provides recommendations to help patients become partners with their doctor to improve their health care.

Some topics addressed include:

  • Giving information to the doctor
  • Getting information from the doctor
  • Taking information home
  • Following up with the doctor

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