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Act in Time to Heart Attack Signs 12/17/07

This Web site is part of a campaign to increase awareness of the need to act quickly when someone may be having a heart attack. The campaign urges physicians to educate patients about heart attack risk, warning signs, and survival and offers educational materials for the public and health care professionals. The Web site includes information based on material developed by the Rapid Early Action for Coronary Treatment (REACT) research program.

This tool addresses the following...

Guide to Health Care Quality: How to Know It When You See It 12/17/07

The purpose of this booklet is to help consumers get quality health care. Tips are provided to encourage patients to be active in making decisions about their health care.

Topics addressed in this booklet include:

  • Be active: Take charge of your health care
  • Talking with your doctor
  • Understanding health care quality
  • Efforts to improve health care quality
  • Clinical measures
  • Finding quality information
  • Report cards
  • ...
Breast Cancer Treatment - Physician Data Query (PDQ®) (Health Professional Version) 12/17/07

This summary for health professionals provides comprehensive, peer-reviewed, evidence-based information about the treatment of breast cancer.

This summary addresses the following topics:

  • General information about breast cancer
    • Statistics
    • Patient evaluation
    • Contralateral disease
    • Hormone replacement therapy
    • Genetics
    • Follow-up
    • Breast reconstruction
  • Cellular...
Department of Veterans Affairs/Department of Defense (VA/DoD) Clinical Practice Guideline for the Management of Major Depressive Disorder in Adults: Outpatient Mental Health Specialty Setting Key Points Card 12/17/07

This key points card on outpatient mental health care is derived from the evidence-based clinical practice guideline, Management of Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) in Adults, developed by the Department of Veterans Affairs and Department of Defense (VA/DoD). The guideline is intended to identify the critical decision points in management of patients with depressive conditions, such as assessment, empirically supported psychotherapies and pharmacological therapies, non-MDD...

Red-Yellow-Green Diabetes Tool 12/17/07

This one-page tool, in Microsoft(r) Word format, uses the colors of a stoplight to guide patients in managing their diabetes. The tool is divided into blood glucose levels depicted by green (“great control”), yellow (“caution”), and red (“stop and think”) zones. For each zone, the tool provides signs and symptoms and allows the health care provider to give specific instructions for managing the condition, including guidance on when to seek emergency medical assistance.

Living With Lung Cancer: Patient Education Guide 12/17/07

This patient education guide provides information for people recently diagnosed with lung cancer to help them understand their condition.

This patient education guide addresses the following topics:

  • A team approach
  • Making the diagnosis
  • Staging of cancer
  • Treatment
  • Clinical studies
  • Living with lung cancer
American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Patient Guide: Follow-Up Care for Colorectal Cancer 12/17/07

This patient guide is based on the American Society of Clinical Oncology’s recommendations on follow-up care for patients with colorectal cancer.

This guide addresses the following topics:

  • Regular visits with your doctor
  • Carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) test
  • Computerized tomography (CT) scan
  • Colonoscopy
  • Flexible proctosigmoidoscopy
  • Followup care recommendations for colorectal cancer by years after treatment
  • What this means for...
Your Guide to Living Well With Heart Disease 12/17/07

This tool is a step-by-step guide to helping people with heart disease make decisions that will protect and improve their heart health. It provides information about lifestyle habits, medicines, and other treatments that can lessen the chances of having a heart attack.

This guide addresses the following topics:

  • Heart disease: A wakeup call
  • What is heart disease?
  • Getting tested for heart disease
  • Controlling your risk factors
    • You and your doctor...
Breast Cancer: A Resource Guide for Minority Women 12/17/07

This 32-page guide provides a list of breast cancer resources, including organizations, documents, programs, and other resources.

The resources in this guide are arranged in the following categories:

  • Risk factors
    • Unchangeable risk factors
    • Lifestyle-related risk factors
  • Statistics
  • Mammogram information
  • Federal agencies and programs
  • National organizations/programs
  • State programs
  • Community programs
  • ...
Make a Difference: Talk to Your Child About Alcohol 12/17/07

This 28-page guide is designed to assist parents and guardians who want to help their 10- to 14-year-olds avoid alcohol.

This guide addresses the following topics:

  • Your young teen’s world
  • The bottom line: A strong parent-child relationship
  • Talking with your teen about alcohol
  • Taking action: Prevention strategies for parents
  • Could my child develop a drinking problem?

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