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2006 Surgeon General's Report--The Health Consequences of Involuntary Exposure to Tobacco Smoke, Posters 12/17/07

These four posters warn about the dangers of secondhand smoke.

Topics of the posters include:

  • Protect yourself from secondhand smoke
  • There’s no such thing as a no smoking section
  • Secondhand smoke is dangerous to children
  • Secondhand smoke is toxic

The posters are also available in Spanish.

Check Your Physical Activity & Heart Disease I.Q. 12/17/07
This interactive quiz allows users to test their knowledge about physical activity and heart disease. Each answer offers additional tips to help the user become more physically active.
KidsWalk-to-School: A Guide to Promote Walking to School 12/17/07

This guide teaches communities how to organize and implement the KidsWalk-to-School program, which aims to get children to walk and bicycle to and from school in groups accompanied by adults. This gives kids a chance to be more physically active, to practice safe pedestrian skills, and to learn more about their environment. At the same time, KidsWalk-to-School encourages people to change their neighborhoods for the better, working together, to make walking a safe and enjoyable part of...

Diabetes & Your Feet 12/17/07

This brochure gives patients with diabetes information about how to check their feet and tips to prevent foot injuries related to diabetes.

This brochure addresses the following topics:

  • How to check your feet
  • What to look for
  • How to care for your feet
  • Tips to remember
The tool is available in English, Haitian Creole, Portuguese, and Spanish.
Frequently Asked Questions - The Environment and Women's Health 12/17/07

This tool answers common questions on how the environment affects women’s health including the following topics:

  • The environment
  • Outdoor air pollution
  • Indoor air pollution
  • Workplace environment
    • UV radiation
    • Water contamination
    • Lead
    • Mercury
    • Pesticides
    • Environmental hormones
    Homelessness Resource Center 12/17/07

    The Homelessness Resource Center (HRC) is an interactive community of providers, consumers, policymakers, researchers, and public agencies at Federal, State, and local levels who seek to improve the lives of people affected by homelessness who have mental health conditions, substance use issues, or histories of trauma.

    The HRC’s updated site shares state-of-the-art knowledge and promising practices to prevent and end homelessness through:

    • Training and technical...
    Eating Defensively: Food Safety Advice for Persons With AIDS 12/17/07

    This brochure offers people with AIDS tips on how to avoid foodborne illnesses.

    This brochure addresses the following topics:

    • Bacteria and food poisoning
    • Shopping for food
    • At home
    • Eating out
    • Traveling abroad
    Tobacco Cessation Counseling: A Protocol for Practicing Pharmacists 12/17/07

    This slide show is a cessation intervention course which pharmacists and clinicians can take and earn free continuing education credit.

    The objectives of this course are:

    • Describe a new, redefined role for the pharmacist in the tobacco cessation process, positioning them as the initiator of the quit not solely as the provider of services.
    • Summarize how the pharmacist can serve as a motivator and educator for cessation.
    • Explain the importance of pharmacists...
    A Family History of Alcoholism: Are You at Risk? 12/17/07

    This brochure, for people with a family history of alcoholism, addresses genetic and behavioral factors influencing the risk for alcoholism. The brochure provides the following general guidelines on how to:

    • Avoid underage drinking
    • Drink moderately as an adult
    • Talk to a health care professional

    This brochure also includes a list of organizations that can provide help or information about alcohol abuse or alcoholism, as well as a short list of related...

    Weight-control Information Network 12/17/07

    The Weight-control Information Network (WIN) is a national information service of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), National Institutes of Health (NIH). WIN was established in 1994 to provide health professionals and consumers with science-based information on obesity, weight control, and nutrition.

    WIN provides the following resources:

    • Publications: including fact sheets, brochures, article reprints, and conference and workshop...

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