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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
  • ...
Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage: "A National Conversation - Friends and Family First" 12/17/07

This toolkit can be used by family and friends of Medicare beneficiaries to help the beneficiaries understand the new Medicare prescription drug coverage.

Family and friends of Medicare beneficiaries can use this toolkit to:

  • Understand the basics of Medicare prescription drug coverage
  • Determine how your friend or family member gets current prescription coverage today
  • Gather some important information
  • Review the plan choices
  • Help them enroll...
Quick Tips--When Getting Medical Tests 12/17/07

This Web site provides recommendations to help patients make decisions when getting medical tests.

Some topics addressed include:

  • Questions to ask your doctor
  • Checking which lab is used
  • Finding out about test results
Extreme Cold: A Prevention Guide to Promote Your Personal Health and Safety 12/17/07

This consumer guide outlines how to prevent cold-related health problems and what to do if a cold-weather health emergency arises.

This guide addresses the following topics:

  • What is extreme cold?
  • Plan ahead
  • Indoor safety tips
  • Outdoor safety tips
  • Cold-weather health emergencies
Controlling Your Asthma: Patient Education Guide 12/17/07

This 32-page booklet will help patients and their health care providers plan ways to control asthma.

This booklet addresses the following topics:

  • What is asthma?
  • Why does asthma happen?
  • Work with your health care provider
  • How to use a peak flow meter
  • Asthma diary
  • Asthma action plan
  • Asthma medicine
  • How to take asthma medicines
  • Asthma attacks can be dangerous
  • Follow your asthma action plan
Chlamydia Fact Sheet 12/17/07

This fact sheet answers the following common questions about chlamydia:

  • What is chlamydia and how common is it?
  • How do you get chlamydia?
  • What are the symptoms of chlamydia?
  • How is chlamydia diagnosed?
  • Who should get tested for chlamydia?
  • What is the treatment for chlamydia?
  • What should I do if I have chlamydia?
  • What health problems can result from untreated chlamydia?
  • How can chlamydia be prevented?
  • Links to...
What You Should Know About Stroke Prevention 12/17/07

This consumer fact sheet presents information on stroke prevention, including warning signs and risk factors.

Toward Improving Birth Outcomes Toolkit: Best Clinical and Administrative Practices for Medicaid Health Plans 12/17/07

This toolkit offers a structured approach for addressing quality improvement in prenatal care and a collection of “lessons learned” by health plans serving Medicaid members. It will help health plans review common barriers that Medicaid plans face in improving birth outcomes, develop strategies to overcome these barriers, review clinical and administrative strategies that other health plans have implemented, and measure incremental and long-term change.

This toolkit addresses the...

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) National Prevention Information Network (NPIN): Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) 12/17/07

This Web site presents information about the prevention, detection, treatment, and care of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). It is part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Prevention Information Network (NPIN), which is the U.S. reference, referral, and distribution service for information on HIV/AIDS, STDs, and tuberculosis (TB). NPIN produces, collects, catalogs, and disseminates materials and information on STDs to organizations and people working in those...

Facts About Peripheral Arterial Disease (P.A.D.) 12/17/07

This six-page fact sheet, part of the Stay in Circulation national awareness campaign, answers key questions about peripheral arterial disease (P.A.D.) and provides steps patients can take to reduce their risk.

This tool provides the following information:

  • What is P.A.D.?
  • What causes P.A.D.?
  • What are the signs and symptoms of P.A.D.?
  • How is P.A.D. diagnosed?
    • Medical and family history
    • Physical exam
    • Diagnostic tests
    ...

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