This service, linked from the MedlinePlus Web site, benefits people who prefer to read consumer health information in their native language. It also helps the information professionals and health care providers who serve them.
The Adolescent Health Transition Project is designed to help smooth the transition from pediatric to adult health care for adolescents with special health care needs. This site is a resource for information, materials, and links for people interested in health transition issues.
Site contents include:
- Information for:
- Teens and young adults
- Diabetes-specific information
- Parents and families
- Diabetes-specific information ...
- Teens and young adults
The INTERMED method is an action-oriented, decision support tool for clinicians, which assesses patient complexity, stimulates interdisciplinary communication, and can help patients and clinicians make decisions about treatment plans. It is a multidimensional rating scale used by health care providers to conduct a quick yet comprehensive assessment of complex medical and surgical patients.
The site includes:
- An introductory video
- Bedside manual (available...
Practicing Safety focuses on expanding anticipatory guidance on seven “new morbidities” that, if discussed by the pediatric staff and implemented by the parent, can help to reduce child abuse and neglect.
The site offers guidance on the following:
- Coping with crying
- Safety in other’s care
- Family environment
- Effective discipline
- Sleeping and eating
- Toilet training
This guide is a resource for evidence-based recommendations and findings about what interventions work to improve public health. The guide helps public health professionals choose programs and policies to improve health and prevent disease in their community.
Systematic reviews are used to answer these questions:
- Which program and policy interventions have been proven effective?
- Are there effective interventions that are right for my community?
The goal of the AH! (Asthma Health) Program is to improve the quality of life for people with asthma living in Maine. AH! emphasizes the importance of education and self-care, and the coordination of asthma care between people with asthma and their families; the asthma educator; and the physicians, nurses, and practitioners who provide medical care. People in the AH! Program experience fewer hospitalizations and emergency room visits, and fewer days missed from work and school due to asthma...
This tool can help patients keep track of the medicines, vitamins, and herbs that they take. It is available as an interactive online tool and as a PDF document that can be printed out and filled out by hand. The PDF document is also available in Spanish.
This record helps patients capture the following information about their medicines:
- Name of medicine or product
- How much do I take?
- When and how do I take it?
- Why do I take it?
The LIVE STRONG Care Plan, written for survivors of adult cancer, is a simple online questionnaire that patients or their caregivers can complete to provide cancer survivors with individualized information regarding the health risks they face as a result of cancer therapies, as well as a defined plan of action to maintain their health once they are out of treatment. The LIVE STRONG Care Plan is also available in Spanish.
This Web page offers a variety of publications to download about asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and other lung diseases.
The information includes:
- Asthma materials for schools
- Asthma slide sets
- Guidelines for managing asthma during pregnancy
- Guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of asthma
- Web sites and interactive Web applications for COPD/emphysema
The Screen for Life: National Colorectal Cancer Action Campaign informs men and women aged 50 years or older about the importance of having regular colorectal cancer screening tests.
The central campaign messages include:
- Colorectal cancer is the second leading cancer killer in the United States of cancers affecting both men and women
- Screening saves lives
- Colorectal cancer often can be prevented. Regular screening tests can find precancerous polyps so...