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Preventing Dental Caries in Preschool Children, What's New from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) 12/17/07

This fact sheet presents highlights of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendations on preventing dental caries in preschool children.

Topics addressed include:

  • What does the USPSTF recommend?
  • What should primary clinicians know?
  • What forms of fluoride may be used to prevent dental caries?
  • What are the potential harms of fluoride supplementation?
  • More information
Ten Ways to Recognize Hearing Loss 12/17/07

By answering this questionnaire, consumers can screen themselves for common signs of hearing loss.

Facing Forward: Life After Cancer Treatment 12/17/07

This 68-page booklet covers post-cancer treatment issues such as followup medical care, physical and emotional changes, changes in social relationships, and workplace issues.

This booklet covers the following topics:

  • Congratulations on finishing your cancer treatment
  • Getting followup medical care
  • Ways to manage physical changes
  • Body changes and intimacy
  • Your feelings
  • Social and work relationships
  • Reflection...
Choosing Pain Medicine For Osteoarthritis (Consumer Guide) 12/17/07

Choosing Pain Medicine For Osteoarthritis is a guide to help consumers work with their doctors or nurses to choose pain-relief medicine for osteoarthritis. It provides information on the risks and benefits of over-the-counter (OTC) medications and prescription (Rx) drugs used for treatment. It also includes charts to compare the prices of different prescription and over-the-counter medications.

Peripheral Arterial Disease Community Action Toolkit 12/17/07

The Peripheral Arterial Disease (P.A.D.) Community Action Toolkit was developed to provide campaign partners with the instructions, tools, and resources necessary to implement community campaign activities in their local markets. This toolkit helps raise awareness of P.A.D. with consistent messages and materials. Organizations can customize messages and materials to address their specific needs.

This kit is organized into the following categories:

  • Campaign overview
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The Heart Truth for Women: If You Have Heart Disease 12/17/07

This fact sheet, part of The Heart Truth campaign, provides key steps to help women in managing heart disease.

This fact sheet addresses the following topics:

  • What is heart disease?
  • Screening tests
    • Electrocardiogram
    • Stress test
    • Nuclear scan
    • Echocardiography
    • Coronary angiography
    • Ventriculogram
    • Intracoronary ultrasound
  • Risk factors
  • Treatment
    • Making lifestyle changes
    • ...
American Academy of Neurology Guideline Summary for Clinicians: Screening and Diagnosis of Autism 12/17/07

This is a summary of the American Academy of Neurology and Child Neurology Society guideline on screening and diagnosis for autism. This practice parameter reviews the available empirical evidence and gives specific recommendations for the identification of children with autism.

This summary addresses the following:

  • Routine developmental surveillance and screening specifically for autism
  • Diagnosis and evaluation of autism

Heads Up: Concussion in High School Sports: Wallet Card 12/17/07

The wallet card, part of the toolkit for coaches entitled Heads Up: Concussion in High School Sports, helps high school sports coaches educate themselves, athletes, parents, and school officials about sports-related concussion.

The card includes:

  • Signs and symptoms that may indicate a concussion has occurred
  • Action plan if a concussion is suspected

This wallet card also allows users to record the phone numbers for the following:

  • Emergency...
ASCO/CAP Guideline Recommendations for HER2 Testing in Breast Cancer: Reporting Elements for IHC and FISH 12/17/07

This checklist from the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) and College of American Pathologists (CAP) lists all the elements that should be reported in each HER2 (Human Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor 2) status report. The checklists include both types of HER2 testing methods—immunohistochemistry (IHC) and fluorescence in-situ hybridization (FISH).

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) Publications: Screening Tests 12/17/07

These screening instruments can aid clinicians and others in identifying patients with alcohol problems.

The following screening tools are presented:

  • CAGE: Can identify alcohol problems over the lifetime
  • T-ACE: Based on the CAGE, this tool is valuable for identifying a range of use, including lifetime use and prenatal use
  • Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT): Can detect alcohol problems experienced in the last year

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