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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: 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?
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
Asthma Care Quality Improvement: A Resource Guide for State Action 12/17/07

This 151-page resource guide was developed as a learning tool for State officials who want to improve the quality of health care for people with asthma in their States. The guide is designed to help officials assess quality of care, using State-level data, and fashion quality improvement strategies suited to State conditions. The Resource Guide and its complementary Workbook can serve as tools for sharing the expertise, ideas, knowledge, and solutions of those involved in...

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...
Alcohol: A Women's Health Issue 12/17/07

The aim of this booklet is to provide accurate information about alcohol use and misuse by women of various ages.

The booklet addresses the following topics:

  • Women and drinking
    • How much is too much?
    • Moderate drinking: Benefits and risks
    • Heavy drinking
  • Alcohol in women’s lives: Safe drinking over a lifetime
    • Adolescence
    • Women in young and middle adulthood
    • Older women
  • ...
Eating Hints for Cancer Patients: Before, During, and After Treatment 12/17/07

This booklet educates cancer patients (and their families or other caregivers) about their diet needs during treatment and helps them cope with side effects that may affect eating.

This booklet addresses the following topics:

  • Before treatment begins
    • Nutrition recommendations can be different for cancer patients
    • Preparing yourself for cancer treatment
  • Managing eating problems during treatment
    • Coping with side effects
  • ...
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...

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