Prevention and wellness

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Colorectal Cancer Screening - Physician Data Query (PDQ®) (Health Professional Version) 12/17/07

This summary for health professionals provides comprehensive, peer-reviewed, evidence-based information about colorectal cancer screening.

This summary addresses the following topics:

  • Summary of evidence
  • Significance
  • Evidence of benefit
    • Fecal occult blood test (FOBT)
    • Newer FOBTs: Nonrandomized controlled trial evidence
    • Sigmoidoscopy
    • Combination of FOBT and flexible sigmoidoscopy
    • ...
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...
American Cancer Society Mammogram Reminder 12/17/07

This interactive tool will send an e-mail message each year reminding you or someone you know to “Please schedule your mammogram today.” You can choose the month for delivery of the reminder.

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...
Improving Preventive Care Services for Children: A Best Clinical and Administrative Practices Toolkit for Medicaid Health Plans 12/17/07

This toolkit offers a structured approach for addressing quality improvement for preventive care services and a collection of “lessons learned” by a diverse group of health plans serving Medicaid members. It offers realistic approaches to help health plans develop or improve preventive care programs.

This tool addresses the following topics:

  • How will this toolkit benefit your health plan?
  • Measuring for success: A process improvement strategy
  • A typology...
Surgeon General's Call to Action to Prevent and Reduce Underage Drinking: A Guide to Action for Families 12/17/07

This Guide to Action for Families highlights key issues related to underage drinking found in the complete Call to Action To Prevent and Reduce Underage Drinking. It provides families with steps they can take against underage drinking in one’s home, family, community, and across the country.

girlshealth.gov 12/17/07

This Web site focuses on health topics of interest to girls (ages 10-16) and helps motivate them to choose healthy behaviors by using positive, supportive, and non-threatening messages.

This Web site includes the following categories of content for girls:

  • Body
  • Fitness
  • Nutrition
  • Illness and disability
  • Drugs, alcohol, and smoking
  • Mind
  • Relationships
  • Bullying
  • Safety
  • Your future
  • News and more
  • ...
Choosing Safe Toys 12/17/07

This tool provides tips to help parents and caregivers choose safe toys for their children.

This tool addresses the following topics:

  • The creation of safe toy standards
  • How toys are tested for safety
  • Choosing toys for your child’s age group
    • For infants, toddlers, and preschoolers
    • For grade-schoolers
  • Toys in your home
  • Dangerous toys
  • Loud toys
  • Other things to consider
  • Reporting unsafe toys
  • ...
Is Obesity a Disease? 12/17/07

This 5-minute video explores the controversy over whether obesity can and should be classified as a disease from a public health and clinical perspective. It weighs the arguments on both sides of this controversy utilizing the semantic definition of obesity, and offers physicians guidance on the implications for patients and the public on each side of the issue.

This video includes topics such as:

  • National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey: an objective survey
  • ...
Learn the Signs. Act Early. Developmental Milestones 12/17/07

This interactive tool allows parents to view developmental milestones for children at various ages, between 2 months and 5 years.

This tool provides information on milestones in the following categories:

  • Social and emotional
  • Movement
  • Hand and finger skills
  • Cognitive
  • Hearing and speech
  • Vision
  • Language

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