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Bright Futures for Women's Health and Wellness: Healthy Women Build Healthy Communities Toolkit for Physical Activity and Healthy Eating 12/17/07

This toolkit from the Bright Futures for Women's Health and Wellness (BFWHW) Initiative is for women who want to improve the health of their communities. It provides guidance to plan, carry out, and evaluate a physical activity and/or healthy eating event. It also includes real-life stories from women who took action in their communities to get people moving and eating healthier.

This toolkit is divided into 10 Building Blocks—ideas and tools to help women plan a community activity:...

Risk Management and Quality in Home- and Community-Based Services (HCBS): Individual Risk Planning and Prevention, System-wide Quality Improvement 12/17/07

This report explores the topic of effective individual risk management in community-based services among States engaged in risk planning for Medicaid home- and community-based services (HCBS) waiver participants. Administrators from 11 State operating agencies, representing a range of waiver types and geographic areas, were interviewed for this report. These agencies served at least one of four waiver populations (the elderly, people with physical disabilities, people with mental retardation...

Medicare Prescription Drug Plan Finder 12/17/07

This tool will help Medicare beneficiaries learn more about the new Medicare prescription drug coverage and enable them to find and compare prescription drug plans that meet their personal needs.

This tool enables users to:

  • Find a Medicare prescription drug plan
  • Enroll in a Medicare prescription drug plan
  • View their current plan
  • Learn more about drug coverage options
  • Learn more about plans in their area
  • Learn about important coverage...
Facts About Peripheral Arterial Disease (P.A.D.) for African Americans 12/17/07

This six-page fact sheet, part of the Stay in Circulation national awareness campaign, answers key questions about peripheral arterial disease (P.A.D.) in African Americans and provides steps patients can take to reduce their risk.

This tool provides the following information:

  • What is P.A.D.?
  • What causes P.A.D.?
  • What are the signs and symptoms of P.A.D.?
  • How is P.A.D. diagnosed?
    • Medical and family history
    • Physical exam
    • ...
Addressing Language Barriers Between Physician and Patient: What Are the Optimal Strategies? 12/17/07

Part of the American Medical Association’s “Educating Physicians on Controversies and Challenges in Health” series, this 5-minute video discusses strategies for overcoming language barriers and enhancing communication between physicians and patients with limited English proficiency.

The video addresses the following topics:

  • Which type of language access service is needed during a clinical interaction?
  • Definition of limited English proficiency and language access...
ECRI's Bulimia Nervosa Resource Guide for Family and Friends 12/17/07

This 75-page resource guide by ECRI provides in-depth information on bulimia nervosa and treatment to help families and friends support someone with the disorder.

This guide addresses the following questions:

  • What is bulimia nervosa?
  • Who develops bulimia nervosa?
  • What causes bulimia nervosa?
  • What are the risk factors?
  • What are the signs and symptoms of bulimia nervosa?
  • How is bulimia nervosa diagnosed?
  • Can bulimia nervosa be...
Educational Guide on Lung Health for Elementary School Students 12/17/07

This lung health curriculum features lessons and a resource section designed with both the teacher and the student in mind. The lessons are specifically tailored for delivery to elementary school children in grades 3/4 and 5/6.

This educational guide is designed to help students:

  • Develop a basic understanding of the lungs and asthma
  • Learn ways that they can support classmates with asthma
  • Develop a basic understanding of the lungs and the health effects of...
A Pocket Guide to Adult HIV/AIDS Treatment: Companion to A Guide to Primary Care of People with HIV/AIDS, August 2004 Edition 12/17/07

This 58-page pocket guide is provided as an information resource to assist physicians and other health professionals in the appropriate treatment of patients with HIV/AIDS. This pocket guide supports A Guide to Primary Care of People with HIV/AIDS, 2004 Edition , and provides an easy reference for point-of-care decisionmaking.

The guide includes the following information:

  • Drug information tables
  • Adult antiretroviral therapy tables
  • ...
Total Parenteral Nutrition Calculator 12/17/07

Health professionals can use the Total Parenteral Nutrition Calculator to compute proper feeding amounts for children in the hospital.

The Total Parenteral Nutrition Calculator uses set rules and algorithms to produce a feeding plan and order sheets for newborns, and issues warnings if something is incorrect about the inputs or assumptions.

This information system for nutrition ordering:

  • Checks dose ranges
  • Ensures legible orders
  • Ensures compliance with...
My Bright Future: Physical Activity and Healthy Eating Guide for Adult Women 12/17/07

This 13-page booklet will help women learn more about the importance of physical activity and healthy eating in their daily lives. It will also help them talk with their health care providers about these topics and set healthy goals.

This guide presents the following information:

  • Getting started (questions for women to answer for themselves and to discuss with their health care provider)
  • Talking with my health care provider (ideas on how to start a conversation with...

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