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Fall Prevention at Home 12/17/07

This brochure offers suggestions for preventing falls at home.

The brochure addresses the following topics:

  • Lighting
  • Hallways and stairs
  • Floors
  • Bathroom

School Violence Prevention: Safe Schools/Healthy Students Initiative 12/17/07

This Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS) initiative on school violence—Safe Schools/ Healthy Students—focuses on the collective involvement of families, communities, and schools to build resiliency to disruptive behavior disorders. The initiative is a grant program designed to develop real-world knowledge about what works best to reduce school violence. The underlying principles of the program are to:

  • Marry security with healthy childhood development
  • Approach...
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...

National Multiple Sclerosis Society: A Guide for Caregivers 12/17/07

This guide presents an overview of the issues faced by people who act as caregivers for people with multiple sclerosis.

This guide includes the following sections:

  • Foreword
  • Part I: Practical decisions
    • Financial and life planning
    • What level of care is needed?
    • At-home care
    • Other care options
    • The cost of care
  • Part II: Emotional support
    • Handling stress and caregiver burnout
    • Two-way...
Melanoma Risk Assessment Tool 12/17/07

This tool is designed for use by physicians to estimate an individual’s absolute risk of developing invasive melanoma and to help identify persons at higher risk in order to plan appropriate screening interventions with them.

The melanoma risk calculator was designed for use by health professionals during a routine physical exam that includes recording of information about the patient’s personal and family medical history and an examination of the skin on the patient’s back and...

Advanced Lung Cancer: Issues to Consider--Patient Education Guide 12/17/07

This 12-page patient education guide provides information for people with advanced (stage III/IV) lung cancer.

This guide addresses the following topics:

  • Quality of life
  • Managing pain
  • Managing dyspnea
  • Who will provide my health care?
  • Hospice care
  • Legal issues
  • Talking with your doctors and other caregivers
  • Organizations that can provide additional information or support
Department of Veterans Affairs/Department of Defense (VA/DoD) Clinical Practice Guideline for the Management of Post Traumatic Stress Acute Stress Reaction (ASR) Module - Pocket Guide 12/17/07

This pocket guide is derived from the evidence-based clinical practice guideline Management of Post Traumatic Stress, developed by the Department of Veterans Affairs and Department of Defense. It focuses on the evaluation and triage of post-traumatic acute stress reaction (ASR).

This pocket guide addresses the following topics:

  • Initial evaluation and triage (algorithm)
  • ASR assessment
  • ASR immediate needs
  • ASR acute interventions...
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...
Key Facts About Avian Influenza (Bird Flu) and Avian Influenza A (H5N1) Virus 12/17/07

This fact sheet provides general information about avian influenza (bird flu) and about one type of bird flu, called avian influenza A (H5N1), that is infecting birds in Asia and has infected some humans.

This fact sheet addresses the following topics:

  • Avian influenza (bird flu)
    • Avian influenza in birds
    • Human infection with avian influenza viruses
  • Avian influenza A (H5N1)
    • Avian influenza A (H5N1) outbreaks
    • Human health risks...
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...

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