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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
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...
This checklist offers interventions to increase overall compliance with hand hygiene guidelines in a health care setting.
The interventions on this checklist address the following areas:
- Making changes on the walls and countertops and in the supply closet
- Actions for infection control professionals, patient safety managers, quality managers, nurses, and supply personnel
- Required policies/rules/training/awareness
- Promoting culture change
This three-page guideline summary is a 2006 update of the American Society of Clinical Oncology’s (ASCO) recommendations for the use of antiemetics in oncology.
This guideline summary addresses the following topics:
- Chemotherapy-induced emesis
- Radiation-induced emesis
Three tables summarize the following topics:
- Antiemetic agents and regimens, emetic risk categories, special emetic problems, and radiation-induced emesis
- Emetic risk of...
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...
This fact sheet can be used by health care providers to educate their patients about the importance of calcium consumption in children and teenagers.
This fact sheet is part of Milk Matters, a public health education campaign to promote calcium consumption among tweens and teens, especially during the ages of 11 to 15, a time of critical bone growth.
This fact sheet answers the following questions:
- How does pediatric bone...
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
These booklets provide information on psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis.
These booklets are divided into the following topics:
- About psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis
- Treating psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis
- Family and youth
This summary for health professionals provides comprehensive, peer-reviewed, evidence-based information about the treatment of breast cancer and pregnancy.
The summary addresses the following topics:
- Stage information
- Treatment option overview
- Other considerations for pregnancy and breast cancer
- Fetal consequences of maternal breast cancer
- Consequences of pregnancy in patients with a history...
These fact sheets are intended for use by people recently diagnosed with HIV infection or those who are considering starting HIV treatment. The fact sheets are designed as a series but may be used as stand-alone documents. Information in these fact sheets is based on Guidelines for the Use of Antiretroviral Agents in HIV-1-Infected Adults and Adolescents, developed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Panel on Antiretroviral Guidelines for Adults and Adolescents....