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Department of Veterans Affairs/Department of Defense (VA/DoD) Clinical Practice Guideline for the Management of Medically Unexplained Symptoms (MUS): Chronic Pain and Fatigue, Guideline Summary 12/17/07

This 18-page guideline summary is derived from the evidence-based clinical practice guideline, Management of Medically Unexplained Symptoms: Chronic Pain and Fatigue, developed by the Department of Veterans Affairs and Department of Defense. It is intended to:

  • Promote efficient and effective assessment of patients’ complaints
  • Identify the critical decision points in management of patients with medically unexplained symptoms: chronic pain and fatigue
  • Allow...
American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Patient Guide: HER2 Testing for Breast Cancer 12/17/07

This educational guide provides patients with information about the American Society of Clinical Oncology/College of American Pathologists Guideline Recommendations for Human Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor 2 (HER2) Testing in Breast Cancer.

The guide includes the following sections:

  • Background
  • Recommendations
  • What this means for patients
  • Questions to ask the doctor
  • Helpful links
Patterns of Usual Care for Schizophrenia: Initial Results from the Schizophrenia Patient Outcomes Research Team (PORT) Client Survey 12/17/07

This study examines conformance of current patterns of usual care for persons with schizophrenia with the Schizophrenia Patient Outcomes Research Team (PORT) treatment recommendations. The PORT surveyed a stratified random sample of 719 persons diagnosed with schizophrenia. Findings indicate that current usual treatment practices likely fall substantially short of what would be recommended based on the best evidence on treatment efficacy.

Treatment recommendations discussed encompass...

Department of Veterans Affairs/Department of Defense (VA/DoD) Clinical Practice Guideline for the Diagnosis and Management of Dyslipidemia: Key Points Card 12/17/07

This wallet card presents the eight key points health care practitioners should follow regarding the diagnosis and management of dyslipidemia.

Questions and Answers About Avian Influenza (Bird Flu) and Avian Influenza A (H5N1) Virus 12/17/07

This tool answers questions about avian influenza (bird flu) and avian influenza A (H5N1).

Questions and answers are grouped into the following categories:

  • Avian influenza
  • Avian influenza A (H5N1)
  • Influenza pandemic preparedness
  • Avian influenza infection in animals
Alcohol: A Women's Health Issue 12/17/07

The aim of this booklet is to provide accurate information about alcohol use and misuse by women of various ages.

The booklet addresses the following topics:

  • Women and drinking
    • How much is too much?
    • Moderate drinking: Benefits and risks
    • Heavy drinking
  • Alcohol in women’s lives: Safe drinking over a lifetime
    • Adolescence
    • Women in young and middle adulthood
    • Older women
  • ...
Pay Attention: Symptoms of Serious Health Conditions 12/17/07

This tool presents some signs and symptoms of serious health conditions, which should be checked by a doctor or nurse including:

  • Signs of a heart attack
  • Signs of a stroke
  • Symptoms of reproductive health problems
  • Symptoms of breast problems
  • Symptoms of lung problems
  • Symptoms of stomach or digestive problems
  • Symptoms of bladder problems
  • Symptoms of skin problems
  • Symptoms of muscle or joint problems
  • Symptoms of...
Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Prevention Guidelines 12/17/07

This Web page provides seven guidelines for preventing exposure to carbon monoxide in the home.

A PDF version of this tool can be downloaded in English, as well as the following languages:

  • Amharic
  • Arabic
  • Chinese
  • German
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Hmong
  • Khmer
  • Haitian Creole
  • Kurdish
  • Lao
  • Portuguese
  • Somali
  • Tagalog
  • Vietnamese
  • Tigrinya
National Kidney Disease Education Program (NKDEP) 12/17/07

The National Kidney Disease Education Program (NKDEP) is an initiative of the National Institutes of Health, designed to reduce the morbidity and mortality caused by kidney disease and its complications.

NKDEP aims to raise awareness of the seriousness of kidney disease, the importance of testing those at high risk (those with diabetes, high blood pressure, or a family history of kidney failure), and the availability of treatment to prevent or slow kidney failure.

The site...

Inactivated Influenza Vaccine: What You Need To Know 12/17/07

This fact sheet answers common questions about inactivated influenza vaccines.

This fact sheet addresses the following topics:

  • Why get vaccinated?
  • Inactivated influenza vaccine
  • Who should get inactivated influenza vaccine?
  • When should I get influenza vaccine?
  • Who should talk with a doctor before getting influenza vaccine?
  • What are the risks from inactivated influenza vaccine?
  • What if there is a severe reaction?
  • National...

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