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Understanding Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders: Getting a Diagnosis 12/17/07

This fact sheet addresses fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) and the importance of early diagnosis.

This fact sheet addresses the following topics:

  • What are fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD)?
  • How can I recognize FASD?
  • Why is diagnosis important?
  • How is FASD detected?
  • Where can I go for a diagnosis?
  • How do I prepare for an assessment?
  • What do I do with the results?
Prostate Cancer Screening - Physician Data Query (PDQ®) (Patient Version) 12/17/07

This tool provides patients with general information about prostate cancer screening.

This tool addresses the following topics:

  • What is screening?
  • General information about prostate cancer
  • Prostate cancer screening
  • Risks of prostate cancer screening
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 Managing and Preventing Stress: A Guide for Emergency and Disaster Response Workers 12/17/07

This tool presents organizational and individual stress prevention and management approaches for disaster response workers.

This tool addresses the following topics:

  • Organizational approaches for stress prevention and management
  • Individual approaches for stress prevention and management
  • Normal reactions to a disaster event
  • Signs that you may need stress management assistance
  • Ways to help manage your stress
Intercultural Cancer Council (ICC): Cancer Fact Sheets 12/17/07

The Intercultural Cancer Council (ICC) Cancer Fact Sheets were created because medically underserved populations, such as racial and ethnic minorities, experience disproportionately greater suffering and compromised health from cancer compared to the U.S. population as a whole.

The following cancer fact sheets are available:

  • African Americans and cancer
  • American Indians/Alaska natives and cancer
  • Asian Americans and cancer
  • Hispanics/Latinos and...
MyPyramid--Getting Started 12/17/07

This tool provides information to help consumers navigate through the new MyPyramid food guidance system, an interactive tool that helps Americans make healthy food choices and be active every day.

This tool addresses the following topics:

  • MyPyramid symbol – Explains the messages in the MyPyramid symbol
  • MyPyramid’s basic messages – Gives consumers MyPyramid’s basic messages about healthy eating and physical activity
  • MyPyramid Plan – Helps consumers find the...
Choosing Safe Toys 12/17/07

This tool provides tips to help parents and caregivers choose safe toys for their children.

This tool addresses the following topics:

  • The creation of safe toy standards
  • How toys are tested for safety
  • Choosing toys for your child’s age group
    • For infants, toddlers, and preschoolers
    • For grade-schoolers
  • Toys in your home
  • Dangerous toys
  • Loud toys
  • Other things to consider
  • Reporting unsafe toys
  • ...
You Can Prevent Cryptosporidiosis (Crypto): 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 cryptosporidiosis (crypto). This tool is also available in Spanish.

This guide addresses the following questions:

  • What is crypto?
  • What are the symptoms of crypto?
  • How does crypto affect someone with AIDS or HIV?
  • How is crypto spread?
  • Can crypto be treated?
  • How can I protect myself from crypto?
Physical Activity and Older Americans: Benefits and Strategies 12/17/07

This report describes the importance of physical activity in older adults and provides recommendations for physicians to help their older patients stay active.

Some topics addressed include:

  • Prevalence of inactivity in older adults
  • Costs of inactivity
  • Health benefits of regular physical activity
  • Recommended levels of physical activity in older adults
  • Strategies to promote physical activity in older adults
  • What can work to promote...
Skin Cancer Prevention - Physician Data Query (PDQ®) (Health Professional Version) 12/17/07

This summary provides information to health care professionals on skin cancer prevention including:

  • Skin cancer incidence and mortality statistics and information about skin cancer risk factors
  • Interventions for skin cancer prevention
  • Benefits and harms of interventions to prevent skin cancer

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