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Breast Cancer - Physician Data Query (PDQ(r)): Prevention (Health Professional Version) 12/17/07

This PDQ cancer information summary for health professionals provides comprehensive, peer-reviewed, evidence-based information about breast cancer prevention.

Information about the following is included in this summary:

  • Breast cancer incidence and mortality statistics and information about breast cancer risk factors
  • Interventions for breast cancer prevention
  • Benefits and harms of interventions to prevent breast cancer
A Coordinated Response to Child Abuse and Neglect: The Foundation for Practice 12/17/07

This manual addresses the definition, scope, causes, and consequences of child abuse and neglect. It presents an overview of prevention efforts and the child protection process, from identification and reporting through investigation and assessment, to service provision and closure. It also describes the roles and responsibilities of various community members (including health care providers) in conducting these activities and working collaboratively.

This manual addresses the...

Walk to School in October: Getting Started 12/17/07

Communities are using the walk or bike to school as the first step to change community culture and create environments that are more inviting for everyone, young and old. This Web page provides information and materials to support local implementation of International Walk to School Month/Day in October of each year.

The campaign encourages walking or biking to school to:

  • Enhance the health of kids
  • Improve air quality and the environment
  • Create safer routes...
Cervical Cancer Prevention - Physician Data Query (PDQ®) (Patient Version) 12/17/07

This summary provides information on cervical cancer and how often it occurs and prevention methods. It includes the following sections:

  • Overview of prevention
    • Prevention
    • Purposes of this summary
  • Cervical cancer prevention
    • Significance of cervical cancer
    • Cervical cancer prevention
      • HPV infection
      • Sexual history
      • Reproductive history
      • Use of oral contraceptives...
Cervical Cancer Prevention - Physician Data Query (PDQ®) (Health Professional Version) 12/17/07

This summary provides information to health care professionals on cervical cancer prevention. It addresses the following topics:

  • Summary of evidence
    • Avoidance of human papillomavirus (HPV) infection
    • Screening via gynecologic examinations and cytologic screening
    • Cigarette smoke
    • Reproductive behavior
  • Significance
    • Incidence and mortality
  • Evidence of benefit...
A Guide for Parents: Questions and Answers--Fluid in the Middle Ear (Otitis Media With Effusion) 12/17/07

This one-page fact sheet is part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's “Get Smart: Know When Antibiotics Work” campaign. It provides parents with information about otitis media with effusion (OME) and ear infections. This tool addresses the following questions:

  • What are the main kinds of ear infections?
  • What causes OME?
  • Are antibiotics ever needed for OME?
  • What should I do?
  • Why not try antibiotics now?
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...

A Guide to Primary Care of People with HIV/AIDS, 2004 Edition 12/17/07

This 180-page guide addresses several important aspects of primary care and treatment for patients with HIV/AIDS. The 18 chapters in this guide were written by HIV/AIDS researchers and physicians at major U.S. medical centers. Using the recommended references and citations, the user can access in-depth information on topics of particular importance.

This guide addresses the following topics:

  • Primary care as chronic care
  • Approach to the patient
  • Core elements...
Quality of Health Care for Children and Adolescents: A Chartbook 12/17/07

This chartbook is the first comprehensive national report on the quality of pediatric care. The researchers reviewed over 500 studies and synthesized this information into 40 charts that provide a portrait of the current state of pediatric health care.

The chartbook finds dramatic progress in some areas–such as reductions in hospital-acquired infections in pediatric intensive care units–and serious challenges in many others–such as gaps in preventive care and developmental services. It...

Dialysis Facility Compare 12/17/07

This Web site enables users to find and compare information about the services and quality of care provided at dialysis facilities in any State. It also provides a wide range of other information to help patients, their families, and providers learn more about chronic kidney disease and dialysis.

The Web site includes the following sections:

  • Find
    • How to use Dialysis Facility Compare
    • Patient tools
      • What to ask dialysis care providers
      • What to ask...

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