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Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence: Quick Reference Guide for Clinicians 08/10/10

The Quick Reference Guide for Clinicians summarizes the strategies and recommendations from the Public Health Service–sponsored Clinical Practice Guideline, Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence: 2008 Update .

The guideline provides a description of the development process, thorough analysis and discussion of the available research, critical evaluation of the assumptions and knowledge of the field, and more complete information for health care decisionmaking. Decisions to...

Policy Opportunities Tool 08/05/10

The Policy Opportunities Tool is designed to showcase the various policy strategies that support healthy active living for children and families. This tool is designed for health care professionals who have experience in advocacy and are interested in focusing their advocacy efforts on obesity prevention.

The tool covers five levels at which advocates can work on positive policy change:

  1. Practice
  2. Community
  3. School
  4. State
  5. Federal
  6. ...
Playnormous Health Games 07/22/10

This Web site offers several health games that can help kids and their parents learn about health the fun way. These games emphasize nutrition and exercise as a way to healthy living.

Teachers can also use these games as learning tools for their students. Each game provides teacher guides that include the following:

  • Classroom activities
  • Quizzes
  • Answer keys
Hospice PEACE Project 07/22/10

This Web site provides information and clinical tools from the PEACE (Prepare, Embrace, Attend, Communicate, and Empower) Project. The PEACE Project developed quality measures for hospice and palliative care organizations to assess quality of care and target areas for improvement. The tools, covering all domains of quality of care included in the National Consensus Project for Quality Palliative Care and endorsed by the National Quality Forum, include:

  • Recommended assessment...
Parents Helping Parents Fight Asthma 07/22/10

This training guide helps experienced parents teach other parents of asthmatic children what they know about the disease and how to manage it. It includes sample presentation slides and a manual (also available in Spanish) that provides information on how to reduce asthma symptoms and attacks and improve the quality of life for both parents and children.

Topics covered include:

  • Why asthma is such an important issue for American children
  • Sharing...
Diabetes Management 07/21/10

This bilingual booklet (in Cantonese and English), developed by the Chinese Community Health Resource Center, can help educate Chinese patients about the risk factors and symptoms of diabetes.

The booklet is divided into the following sections:

  • What is diabetes?
  • Types of diabetes
  • Diagnosis of diabetes
  • Symptoms of diabetes
  • Risk factors of diabetes
  • Complications of uncontrolled diabetes
    • Management of diabetes
    • ...
Treating Congestive Heart Failure With Beta Blockers: What You Can Do To Make Yourself Feel Better 07/06/10

This brochure can help patients and their families understand congestive heart failure and current treatments, focusing on the use of a group of medications called beta blockers.

The brochure is divided into the following sections:

  • Introduction
    • Purpose of brochure
    • Tips to help you manage your congestive heart failure
  • Congestive heart failure
    • What is congestive heart failure?
    • Common causes
    • Signs and...
Pocket Guide to COPD Diagnosis, Management, and Prevention 07/05/10

This pocket guide is derived from the guideline, Global Strategy for the Diagnosis, Management, and Prevention of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, developed by the Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD). It provides information for health care professionals on the diagnosis and management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and is available in multiple languages.

This pocket guide addresses the following:

  • What is...
Think Like a Pancreas: A Guide to Managing Your Diabetes 06/28/10

Think Like a Pancreas is an educational Web site for adolescents with type 1 diabetes. This site contains information, tips, and quizzes on how diabetes and the pancreas interact.

Topics covered include:

  • Controlling sugars
  • Lifestyle issues
  • Staying healthy
  • Troubleshooting
  • Helpful sites
Mills Depression and Anxiety Checklist 06/28/10

This checklist, for women who have recently given birth, provides a list of symptoms and feelings they may experience to evaluate depression or anxiety. The self-evaluation can provide a basis for conversation with a health care provider for treatment, if needed.

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