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iTriage 12/27/10

This Web application provides consumers with efficient access to actionable health care information. It helps them understand the symptoms they are experiencing and guides them to an appropriate medical provider using GPS technology. The tool allows users to search for symptoms, diseases, procedures, and providers.

iTriage services include the following:

  • Information on more than 300 symptoms, 1,000 diseases, and 350 medical procedures
  • Nationwide directory of...
Recommended Community Strategies and Measurements to Prevent Obesity in the United States: Implementation and Measurement Guide 12/20/10

This guide was developed to address the U.S. obesity epidemic by transforming communities into places where healthy lifestyle choices are easily incorporated into everyday life. It describes 24 strategies recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to encourage and support healthy eating and active living. In addition, a single measure is provided for each strategy to help communities track their progress over time.

The 24 strategies and measures presented in...

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Center to Prevent Childhood Obesity: Resources & Tools 12/20/10

This Web site provides numerous resources for those participating in the effort to reverse the childhood obesity epidemic. It offers a selection of key resources to help inform activities to improve children’s and teens’ access to nutritious foods in school and at home, as well as initiatives to increase opportunities for physical activity in school and the surrounding community.

Resources include action guides, case studies, reports, and tools. They are available for the...

The Options Counselor 11/22/10

The Options Counselor is a self-guided program for consumers to plan for their quality of life, now and in the future. The information and tools assist individuals in making sound decisions about their care needs as they age. It also provides resources for those helping someone else with a health concern or a disability

Topics and resources include:

  • Caregiving
  • Civic engagement in your community
  • Emotional well-being
  • Financial planning
  • ...
Health Risk Assessments 11/22/10

These free assessments for consumers present information about various health conditions and the risks connected with them. Users will receive a Personal Health Report, which includes a summary of their results, information about their specific risk factors, and ways to improve their health.

The assessments cover the following health issues:

  • Heart disease
  • Diabetes
  • Weight
  • Stroke
  • Vascular disease
  • Breast cancer
  • Colon cancer...
Diabetes Risk Test 11/10/10

This tool for consumers helps them determine their risk for having prediabetes or type 2 diabetes. Users are presented with a brief questionnaire and then provided an assessment, along with a link to more information about diabetes.

Rapid HIV Testing 11/10/10

This page from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) includes descriptions of the rapid human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) tests approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), how the tests can be implemented in different settings, and research on the effectiveness and possible uses of the tests.

This page includes the following:

  • Overview of rapid HIV testing
  • Rapid test comparison charts
  • Official CDC and FDA releases
  • ...
Be In CHARGE! Parent Manual 11/08/10

Be In CHARGE! (Behavior Intervention for Change Around Growth & Energy!) is an intervention that combines behavioral strategies and nutrition information to increase the energy intake and growth rates of children with cystic fibrosis. The intervention utilizes a group treatment approach in which children and parents attend separate group workshops.

This Parent Manual and the accompanying Child Manual are designed to be used by health professionals in leading group...

Be In CHARGE! Child Manual 11/08/10

Be In CHARGE! (Behavior Intervention for Change Around Growth & Energy!) is an intervention that combines behavioral strategies and nutrition information to increase the energy intake and growth rates of children with cystic fibrosis. The intervention utilizes a group treatment approach in which children and parents attend separate group workshops.

This Child Manual and the accompanying Parent Manual are designed to be used by health professionals in leading group...

Bronson Methodist Hospital Patient Handouts 11/04/10

These resources can be used to educate patients on a wide range of health issues. The resources available include guides, brochures, flyers, and more.

Topics covered are:

  • Brain and nerves
  • Burn
  • Coumadin ® (also known as warfarin)
  • Fall prevention
  • Heart
  • Hip replacement
  • Intravenous access
  • Lovenox
  • Pulmonary
  • Safety issues
  • Self catheterization
  • Stool...

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