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Flu Season and Schools 12/17/07

This fact sheet addresses the prevention, spread, and treatment of the flu in schools.

This fact sheet addresses the following topics:

  • Fast flu facts
  • Things to keep in mind for school-age children
  • Things for schools to keep in mind
Prostate Cancer Screening - Physician Data Query (PDQ®) (Health Professional Version) 12/17/07

This summary for health professionals provides comprehensive, peer-reviewed, evidence-based information about prostate cancer screening.

This tool addresses the following topics:

  • Summary of evidence
    • Digital rectal examination and prostate-specific antigen (PSA)
      • Benefits
      • Harms
  • Significance
    • Incidence and mortality
    • Risk factors
  • Evidence of benefit...
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
Group B Strep: What You Need to Know 12/17/07

This patient handout provides information on group B strep screening and treatment during pregnancy.

This information sheet addresses the following questions:

  • What is group B strep?
  • Why do I need to get tested for group B strep during each pregnancy?
  • What happens to babies born with the group B strep bacteria?
  • How can group B strep disease in babies be prevented?
  • What if I’m allergic to some antibiotics?
  • How does someone get group B...
Tips for Talking to Children in Trauma: Interventions at Home for Preschoolers to Adolescents 12/17/07

This tool suggests activities to help children, following exposure to a disaster or traumatic event, share recovery feelings and experiences at home.

This tool presents at-home interventions for parents to engage in with their children. Interventions are provided for children in the following age groups:

  • Preschoolers
  • Elementary age children
  • Preadolescents and adolescents
Holiday Season Safety 12/17/07

This tool offers suggestions to help consumers stay safe during the holiday season.

It addresses the following topics:

  • Decorations
  • Fireplaces
  • Candles
  • Toys and gifts
  • Older adults
  • Plants
  • Food and cooking
  • Alcohol, parties, and driving
  • Stress
Facts About Glaucoma 12/17/07

This online resource guide provides patient information about glaucoma. It answers questions about causes and symptoms and discusses diagnosis and types of treatment.

This resource guide includes the following information:

  • Glaucoma defined
  • Causes and risk factors
  • Symptoms and detection
  • Current research
  • More information
HIV and Its Treatment: What You Should Know--Health Information for Patients 12/17/07

These fact sheets are intended for use by people recently diagnosed with HIV infection or those who are considering starting HIV treatment. The fact sheets are designed as a series but may be used as stand-alone documents. Information in these fact sheets is based on Guidelines for the Use of Antiretroviral Agents in HIV-1-Infected Adults and Adolescents, developed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Panel on Antiretroviral Guidelines for Adults and Adolescents....

Screening for Prostate Cancer, 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 for prostate cancer.

Topics addressed include:

  • Does the USPSTF recommend prostate cancer screening?
  • How effective is prostate cancer screening?
  • What are the potential harms of prostate cancer screening?
  • How effective is prostate cancer treatment?
  • What are the potential harms of prostate cancer treatment?
  • What should...
You Can Prevent Cytomegalovirus (CMV): 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 cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection. This tool is also available in Spanish.

This guide addresses the following questions:

  • What is CMV?
  • How is CMV spread?
  • How can I protect myself from CMV?
  • How do I know if I have CMV?
  • How is CMV different for someone with HIV?
  • How can I prevent CMV disease?

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