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Medical Care of Ill Disaster Evacuees: Additional Diagnoses to Consider 12/17/07

This fact sheet outlines some conditions to be considered when providing health care to evacuees. Conditions are organized according to presenting symptoms and also alphabetically.

This tool addresses the following topics:

  • Presenting symptoms
    • Altered mental status/central nervous system syndromes
    • Conjunctivitis
    • Fever with poorly localized signs
    • Diarrheal illness
    • Rashes
    • Skin and soft tissue lesions and...
Lactose Intolerance: Information for Health Care Providers 12/17/07

This fact sheet can be used by health care providers to educate patients who are lactose intolerant about how they can get enough calcium each day.

This fact sheet is part of Milk Matters, a public health education campaign to promote calcium consumption among tweens and teens, especially during the ages of 11 to 15, a time of critical bone growth.

This fact sheet answers the following questions:

  • Are there different types of lactose intolerance?
  • How...
Heads Up: Brain Injury in Your Practice, A Tool Kit for Physicians 12/17/07

This tool kit includes information and tools to help physicians diagnose and manage concussion.

This tool kit includes:

  • A booklet with information on diagnosis and management of mild traumatic brain injuries (MTBI)
  • A patient assessment tool (Acute Concussion Evaluation or ACE)
  • A care plan to help guide patient’s recovery
  • Fact sheets in English and Spanish on preventing concussion
  • A palm card for the on-field management of sports-related...
Know Your Rights 12/17/07

This tool gives mental health patients information about their rights.

This tool addresses the following topics:

  • What does the Americans with Disabilities Act do?
  • What are State protection and advocacy programs?
  • What is an advance directive?
  • What is “informed consent”?
  • Can I refuse treatment?
  • What about managed care rights?
  • Do I have a right to privacy?
Clean Hands Save Lives: Emergency Situations 12/17/07

This tool provides hand hygiene tips and suggestions for hand washing when running water is not available.

Tips are provided on:

  • When you should wash your hands
  • Using alcohol-based hand sanitizers
  • Washing with soap and water
Co-Occurring Disorders: Integrated Dual Disorders Treatment Resource Kit 12/17/07

The Co-Occurring Disorders: Integrated Dual Disorders Treatment Resource Kit offers a treatment approach for people with co-occurring disorders—mental illness and a substance abuse addiction—by offering both mental health and substance abuse services simultaneously in one setting.

This toolkit includes the following:

  • User’s Guide
    • Selected articles
  • Information
    • For consumers
    • For families and other...
Learn the Signs. Act Early. Developmental Milestones 12/17/07

This interactive tool allows parents to view developmental milestones for children at various ages, between 2 months and 5 years.

This tool provides information on milestones in the following categories:

  • Social and emotional
  • Movement
  • Hand and finger skills
  • Cognitive
  • Hearing and speech
  • Vision
  • Language
Safe Sleep for Your Baby: Ten Ways to Reduce the Risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) (General Outreach) 12/17/07

This tool is part of the Back to Sleep campaign, an effort to educate families and caregivers about putting healthy infants on their backs to sleep to help reduce the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). This tool explains ways to reduce the risk of SIDS and provide a safe sleep environment for infants.

This tool addresses the following topics:

  • What is SIDS?
  • What should I know about SIDS?
  • Fast facts about SIDS
  • What can I do to lower my baby’s...
Tips for Kids With Type 2 Diabetes: Be Active 12/17/07

This fact sheet provides information about staying active for children with diabetes.

This fact sheet addresses the following topics:

  • Why is being active so important?
  • What types of activity are good to do?
  • What should you do before exercising?
  • How much exercise do you need to do?
  • How can your family and friends help?
  • What if you don’t like to exercise?
  • Take charge of your diabetes.
  • What are some things parents can do...
Key Facts About Avian Influenza (Bird Flu) and Avian Influenza A (H5N1) Virus 12/17/07

This fact sheet provides general information about avian influenza (bird flu) and about one type of bird flu, called avian influenza A (H5N1), that is infecting birds in Asia and has infected some humans.

This fact sheet addresses the following topics:

  • Avian influenza (bird flu)
    • Avian influenza in birds
    • Human infection with avian influenza viruses
  • Avian influenza A (H5N1)
    • Avian influenza A (H5N1) outbreaks
    • Human health risks...

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