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Alcohol Use: Conversation starters

This information on alcohol use was adapted from materials from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism.

Reviewed by:
Vivian B. Faden, Ph.D.
Director, Office of Science Policy and Communications
Associate Director for Behavioral Research
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
National Institutes of Health

Robert B. Huebner, Ph.D.
Acting Director
Division of Treatment and Recovery Research
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
National Institutes of Health

April 2011

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Breastfeed Your Baby

This information on breastfeeding was adapted from materials from the Office on Women’s Health and the Health Resources and Services Administration.

Reviewed by:
Isadora Hare, MSW, LCSW
Perinatal Health Specialist
Division of Healthy Start and Perinatal Services
Maternal and Child Health Bureau
Health Resources and Services Administration

August 2011

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Calcium: Shopping list

This information on calcium was adapted from materials from the Office of Dietary Supplements and the Office on Women’s Health.

Reviewed by:
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Committee on Dietary Guidance and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Dietary Guidelines Working Group

February 2014

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Choose the Right Birth Control

This information on birth control was adapted from materials from the Office on Women’s Health and the Office of Population Affairs.

Reviewed by:
The National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion’s Division of Reproductive Health and the National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD and TB Prevention

September 2013

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Choosing a Doctor: Quick tips

This content on choosing a doctor was adapted from materials from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and the National Institutes of Health.

Reviewed by:
Janine E. Payne, MPH
Office of Communications & Knowledge Transfer
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

May 2014

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Colorectal Cancer

This information on colorectal cancer was adapted from materials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Cancer Institute.

Reviewed by:
Richard Manrow, Ph.D.
Associate Director, Office of Communications and Education
National Cancer Institute
National Institutes of Health

February 2014

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Colorectal Cancer Screening: Conversation starters

This information on colorectal cancer was adapted from materials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Cancer Institute.

Reviewed by:
Richard Manrow, Ph.D.
Associate Director, Office of Communications and Education
National Cancer Institute
National Institutes of Health

June 2014

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Colorectal Cancer Screening: Questions for the doctor

This information on colorectal cancer was adapted from materials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Cancer Institute.

Reviewed by:
Richard Manrow, Ph.D.
Associate Director, Office of Communications and Education
National Cancer Institute
National Institutes of Health

June 2014

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Depression: Conversation starters

This information on depression was adapted from materials from the National Institute of Mental Health.

Reviewed by:
Liza Q. Bundesen, Ph.D.
Science Policy and Evaluation Branch
Office of Science Policy, Planning, and Communications
National Institute of Mental Health

March 2013

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Drink Alcohol Only in Moderation

This information on drinking in moderation was adapted from materials from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism.

Reviewed by:
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Committee on Dietary Guidance and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Dietary Guidelines Working Group

February 2014

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Eat Healthy

This information on healthy eating was adapted from materials from the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Food and Drug Administration, and the Department of Agriculture.

Reviewed by:
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Committee on Dietary Guidance and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Dietary Guidelines Working Group

February 2014

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Eat Healthy During Pregnancy: Quick tips

This information on healthy eating during pregnancy was adapted from materials from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the Office on Women’s Health, and the National Institutes of Health Weight-control Information Network (WIN).

Reviewed by:
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Committee on Dietary Guidance and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Dietary Guidelines Working Group

February 2014

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Eat Healthy While Breastfeeding: Quick tips

This information on healthy eating while breastfeeding was adapted from materials from the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the Office on Women’s Health.

Reviewed by:
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Committee on Dietary Guidance and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Dietary Guidelines Working Group

February 2014

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Eat Less Sodium: Quick tips

This information on eating less sodium was adapted from materials from the Dietary Guidelines for Americans and the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Reviewed by:
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Committee on Dietary Guidance and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Dietary Guidelines Working Group

February 2014

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Genetic Testing for Breast and Ovarian Cancer: Questions for the doctor

This information on genetic testing for breast and ovarian cancer was adapted from materials from the National Cancer Institute.

Reviewed by:
Richard Manrow, Ph.D.
Associate Director, Office of Communications and Education
National Cancer Institute
National Institutes of Health

June 2014

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Gestational Diabetes Screening: Questions for the doctor

This information on gestational diabetes screening was adapted from materials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.

Reviewed by:
Shin Kim
Division of Reproductive Health
National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Michelle Owens-Gary
Division of Diabetes Translation
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

April 2013

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Get a Bone Density Test

This information on bone density was adapted from materials from the National Institute on Aging, the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, and the Office on Women’s Health.

Reviewed by:
Joan A. McGowan, Ph.D. & Patricia Reynolds
Division of Musculoskeletal Diseases
National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases
National Institutes of Health

June 2014

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Get a Shot to Prevent Pneumonia

This information on pneumonia was adapted from materials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Reviewed by:
Carolyn Bridges, MD
Associate Director for Adult Immunization
National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, Immunization Services Division
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

March 2014

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Get Active

This information on physical activity was adapted from materials from the 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the National Institutes of Health.

Reviewed by:
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Physical Activity Guidelines Review Team

April 2014

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Get Enough Calcium

This information on calcium was adapted from materials from the Office of Dietary Supplements and the Office on Women’s Health.

Reviewed by:
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Committee on Dietary Guidance and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Dietary Guidelines Working Group

February 2014

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Get Enough Folic Acid

This information on folic acid was adapted from materials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Office of Dietary Supplements, and the Office on Women’s Health.

Reviewed by:
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Committee on Dietary Guidance and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Dietary Guidelines Working Group

February 2014

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Get Enough Sleep

This information on sleep was adapted from materials from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute and the National Institute on Aging.

Reviewed by:
Michael Twery, Ph.D
Director, National Center on Sleep Disorders Research
Division of Lung Diseases
National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute

September 2013

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Get Important Shots

This information on adult immunizations was adapted from materials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Reviewed by:
Carolyn Bridges, MD
Associate Director for Adult Immunization
National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, Immunization Services Division
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

March 2014

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Get Screened

This information on screening was adapted from materials from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, the Office of the Surgeon General, and the Office on Women’s Health (OWH).

Reviewed by:
Janine E. Payne, MPH
Office of Communications & Knowledge Transfer
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

May 2014

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Get Support If You Are a Caregiver

This information on support for caregivers is adapted from materials from the Administration on Aging and the Office on Women’s Health.

Reviewed by:
Greg Link
Aging Services Program Specialist
U.S. Administration on Aging

May 2014

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Get Tested for Breast Cancer

This information on breast cancer was adapted from materials from the National Cancer Institute and the Office on Women’s Health.

Reviewed by:
Richard Manrow, Ph.D.
Associate Director, Office of Communications and Education
National Cancer Institute
National Institutes of Health

February 2014

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Get Tested for Cervical Cancer

This information on cervical cancer was adapted primarily from materials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the National Cancer Institute, and the Office on Women’s Health.

Reviewed by:
Richard Manrow, Ph.D.
Associate Director, Office of Communications and Education
National Cancer Institute
National Institutes of Health

June 2014

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Get Tested for Chlamydia, Gonorrhea and Syphilis

This information on chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis was adapted from materials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, and the Office on Women’s Health.

Reviewed by:
Health Communication Science Office
National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

May 2013

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Get Tested for HIV

This information on HIV was adapted from materials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Institute on Allergy and Infectious Disease.

Reviewed by:
Linda Valleroy
Associate Director for Science
Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention
National Center for HIV/AID, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

March 2013

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Get Your Blood Pressure Checked

This information on blood pressure was adapted from materials from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.

Reviewed by:
Paula T. Einhorn, M.D., M.S. and Jeffrey A. Cutler, M.D., M.P.H.
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
National Institutes of Health

July 2014

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Get Your Child’s Shots on Schedule

This information on childhood immunizations is adapted from materials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration.

Reviewed by:
Jennifer Mullen, MPH
Health Communication Specialist
National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, Office of the Director
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

March 2014

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Get Your Child’s Vision Checked

This information on childhood vision screening is adapted from materials from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and the National Eye Institute.

Reviewed by:
Rosemary Janiszewski, M.S., CHES
Associate Director for Communication, Health Education, and Public Liaison
Director National Eye Health Education Program
National Eye Institute
National Institutes of Health

March 2014

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Get Your Cholesterol Checked

This information on cholesterol was adapted from materials from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.

Reviewed by:
Carla I. Mercado, Ph.D., M.S.
Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention
National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion

August 2014

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Get Your Eyes Tested

This information on vision loss was adapted from materials from the National Institute on Aging and the National Eye Institute.

Reviewed by:
Rosemary Janiszewski, M.S., CHES
Associate Director for Communication, Health Education, and Public Liaison
Director National Eye Health Education Program
National Eye Institute
National Institutes of Health

March 2014

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Get Your Medicare Wellness Visit Every Year

This information on Medicare wellness visits was adapted from materials from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

Reviewed by:
Jamie Hermansen
Division of Medical and Surgical Services
Coverage and Analysis Group
Office of Clinical Standards and Quality
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

January 2013

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Get Your Pre-Teen’s Shots on Schedule

This information on pre-teen immunizations was adapted from materials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Reviewed by:
Janine Cory, MPH
Senior Health Communication Specialist
National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

March 2014

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Get Your Teen Screened for Depression

This information on screening adolescents for depression is adapted from materials from the National Institute of Mental Health and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

Reviewed by:
Liza Q. Bundesen, Ph.D.
Science Policy and Evaluation Branch
Office of Science Policy, Planning, and Communications
National Institute of Mental Health

March 2013

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Get Your Well-Woman Visit Every Year

This information on well-woman visits was adapted from materials from the Health Resources and Services Administration and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.

Reviewed by:
Anna Kindermann, JD
Senior Public Health Analyst
Office of Women’s Health
Health Resources and Services Administration

September 2013

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Have a Healthy Pregnancy

This information on healthy pregnancy was adapted from materials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute on Child Health and Human Development, and the Office on Women’s Health.

Reviewed by:
Division of Reproductive Health
National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

April 2013

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Healthy Eating: Conversation starters

This information on healthy eating was adapted from materials from the Dietary Guidelines for Americans.

Reviewed by:
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Committee on Dietary Guidance and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Dietary Guidelines Working Group

February 2014

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Healthy Snacks: Quick tips for parents

This content on healthy snacks for kids was adapted from materials from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute and the National Institutes of Health Weight-control Information Network (WIN).

Reviewed by:
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Committee on Dietary Guidance and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Dietary Guidelines Working Group

February 2014

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Get Your Hearing Checked

This information on hearing loss was adapted from materials from the National Institute on Aging and the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders.

Reviewed by:
National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders
National Institutes of Health

July 2013

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Heart Health: Conversation starters

This content on heart health was adapted from materials from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute and the National Diabetes Education Program.

Reviewed by:
Office of Communications
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

July 2014

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Heart Healthy Foods: Shopping list

This content on a heart-healthy diet was adapted from materials from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute.

Reviewed by:
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Committee on Dietary Guidance and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Dietary Guidelines Working Group

February 2014

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Help a Loved One Get More Active: Quick tips

This information on physical activity was adapted from materials from the 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Reviewed by:
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Physical Activity Guidelines Review Team

April 2014

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Help Someone in an Unhealthy Relationship: Quick tips

This information on intimate partner violence was adapted from materials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Office on Women’s Health, and the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office on Violence Against Women.

Reviewed by:
Andra (Teten) Tharp, PhD
Division of Violence Prevention
National Center for Injury Prevention and Control
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

June 2014

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Help Your Child Stay at a Healthy Weight

This information on childhood obesity is adapted from materials from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute; the Office of the Surgeon General; and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Reviewed By:
Leah Michele Maynard, PhD
Epidemiologist
Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity
National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

August 2013

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Hepatitis C Screening: Questions for the doctor

This information on Hepatitis C was adapted primarily from materials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Reviewed By:
Cynthia Jorgensen, DrPH
Team Lead, Education and Training
Division of Viral Hepatitis
National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD & TB Prevention
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

August 2013

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HIV Testing: Questions for the doctor

This information on HIV was adapted from materials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Institute on Allergy and Infectious Disease.

Reviewed by:
Linda Valleroy
Associate Director for Science
Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention
National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

March 2013

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HPV Vaccine: Questions for your child’s doctor

This information on the HPV vaccine was adapted from materials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Reviewed by:
Health Communication Science Office
National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

May 2013

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Keep Your Heart Healthy

This content on heart disease was adapted from materials from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute.

Reviewed by:
Office of Communications
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

August 2013

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Learn First Aid

This content on first aid was adapted from materials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

Reviewed by:
Division of Unintentional Injury Prevention
National Center for Injury Prevention and Control
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

February 2013

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Losing Weight: Conversation starters

This information on losing weight was adapted from materials from the National Institutes of Health Weight-control Information Network (WIN).

Reviewed by:
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Committee on Dietary Guidance and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Dietary Guidelines Working Group

February 2014

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Losing Weight: Questions for the doctor

This information on losing weight was adapted from materials from the National Institutes of Health Weight-control Information Network (WIN).

Reviewed by:
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Committee on Dietary Guidance and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Dietary Guidelines Working Group

February 2014

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Low Sodium Foods: Shopping list

This information on low sodium foods was adapted from materials from the Dietary Guidelines for Americans and the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Reviewed by:
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Committee on Dietary Guidance and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Dietary Guidelines Working Group

February 2014

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Lower Your Risk of Falling

This information on preventing falls was adapted from materials from NIHSeniorHealth.gov, the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Skin Diseases, the National Institute on Aging, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Reviewed by:
Judy A. Stevens, PhD
Epidemiologist
National Center for Injury Prevention and Control
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

September 2013

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Lung Cancer Screening: Questions for the doctor

This information on lung cancer screening was adapted from materials from the National Cancer Institute and the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force.

Reviewed by:
Richard Manrow, Ph.D.
Associate Director, Office of Communications and Education
National Cancer Institute
National Institutes of Health

April 2014

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Make the Most of Your Baby’s Visit to the Doctor (0 to 11 months)

This information on well-baby visits was adapted from materials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Institutes of Health.

Reviewed by:
Judith Thierry, DO, MPH
Captain USPHS
Branch Chief Eastern Implementation Program
Division of Home Visiting and Early Childhood Systems
Maternal and Child Health Bureau
Health Resources and Services Administration

May 2013

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Make the Most of Your Child’s Visit to the Doctor (1 to 4 years)

This information on well-child visits was adapted from materials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Institutes of Health.

Reviewed by:
Judith Thierry, DO, MPH
Captain USPHS
Branch Chief Eastern Implementation Program
Division of Home Visiting and Early Childhood Systems
Maternal and Child Health Bureau
Health Resources and Services Administration

May 2013

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Make the Most of Your Child’s Visit to the Doctor (5 to 10 years)

This information on well-child visits was adapted from materials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Institutes of Health.

Reviewed by:
Judith Thierry, DO, MPH
Captain USPHS
Branch Chief Eastern Implementation Program
Division of Home Visiting and Early Childhood Systems
Maternal and Child Health Bureau
Health Resources and Services Administration

May 2013

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Make the Most of Your Child’s Visit to the Doctor (11 to 14 years)

This information on well-child visits was adapted from materials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Institutes of Health.

Reviewed by:
Judith Thierry, DO, MPH
Captain USPHS
Branch Chief Eastern Implementation Program
Division of Home Visiting and Early Childhood Systems
Maternal and Child Health Bureau
Health Resources and Services Administration

May 2013

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Make the Most of Your Teen’s Visit to the Doctor (15 to 17 years)

This information on well-child visits was adapted from materials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Institutes of Health.

Reviewed by:
Judith Thierry, DO, MPH
Captain USPHS
Branch Chief Eastern Implementation Program
Division of Home Visiting and Early Childhood Systems
Maternal and Child Health Bureau
Health Resources and Services Administration

May 2013

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Mammograms: Questions for the doctor

This information on breast cancer was adapted from materials from the National Cancer Institute and the Office on Women’s Health.

Reviewed by:
Richard Manrow, Ph.D.
Associate Director, Office of Communications and Education
National Cancer Institute
National Institutes of Health

February 2014

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Manage Stress

This information on stress management was adapted from materials from the National Institute of Mental Health, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, and the Office on Women’s Health.

Reviewed by:
Jackie Oberst [C], Ph.D.
Communications Editor
National Institute of Mental Health
National Institutes of Health

May 2014

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Men: Take Charge of Your Health

This content on men’s health was adapted from materials from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and the National Institutes of Health.

Reviewed by:
Janine E. Payne, MPH
Office of Communications & Knowledge Transfer
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

May 2014

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Menopause: Questions for the doctor

This information on menopause is adapted from materials from the Office on Women’s Health and the National Institute on Aging.

Reviewed by:
Songhai Barclift, MD., FACOG
Commander, USPHS
Health Resources and Services Administration

August 2013

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Oral Health for Older Adults: Quick tips

Reviewed by:
Karina Aguilar, MPH
Chief, Health Education Branch
Office of Communications and Health Education
National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research
National Institutes of Health

July 2014

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Prepare for an Emergency

This information on emergency preparedness was adapted from materials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Department of Homeland Security.

Reviewed by:
Lisa Briseño, MS
Health Communication Specialist
Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

August 2014

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Prepare for a Flu Pandemic

This information on pandemic flu was adapted from materials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Reviewed by:
Jerome Tokars, Douglas Jordan, & Cindy Fowler
National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

June 2013

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Prevent Allergy and Asthma Attacks at Home

This information on allergies and asthma is adapted from materials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the National Institutes of Health, and the Environmental Protection Agency.

Reviewed by:
Marshall Plaut, M.D.
Chief, Allergic Mechanisms Section
Division of Allergy, Immunology, and Transplantation
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
National Institutes of Health

Alkis Togias, M.D.
Chief, Asthma and Airway Biology Section
Division of Allergy, Immunology, and Transplantation
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
National Institutes of Health

June 2014

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Prevent Back Pain

This information on back pain prevention was adapted from materials from the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases.

Reviewed by:
James S. Panagis, MD, MPH
Captain, USPHS
Orthopaedics Program Director
National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases
National Institutes of Health

June 2014

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Prevent Bed Bugs: Quick tips

This information on bed bug prevention was adapted from materials from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Reviewed by:
William G. Brogdon, PhD
Chief, Vector Biology and Toxicology
Division of Parasitic Diseases
National Center for Infectious Diseases
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

June 2014

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Prevent Bullying: Quick tips for parents

This information on bullying was adapted from material from the Health Resources and Services Administration and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

Reviewed by:
Greta Massetti, Ph.D., and Alana Vivolo, M.P.H.
Division of Violence Prevention
National Center for Injury Prevention and Control
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

March 2013

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Prevent Infections When You Get Medical Care

This information on healthcare-associated infections was adapted from materials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, and the Office of Healthcare Quality.

Reviewed by:
Daniel B. Gallardo, MPH, CNA
Health Policy Analyst
Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion

R. Rani Jeeva
Public Health Advisor/Health Care-Associated Infections Team Leader
Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion

January 2013

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Prevent Mosquito and Tick Bites

This content on preventing mosquito and tick bites was adapted from materials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.

Reviewed by:
Anna Perea, M.S.
Health Communications Fellow
Office of Infectious Diseases
National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

September 2013

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Preventing Diabetes: Questions for the doctor

This content on preventing diabetes was adapted from materials from the National Diabetes Education Program and the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.

Reviewed by:
Pamela Allweiss, MD, MPH
Division of Diabetes Translation
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

May 2013

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Preventing Falls: Conversation starters

This information on preventing falls was adapted from materials from NIHSeniorHealth.gov, the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Skin Diseases, the National Institute on Aging, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Reviewed by:
Judy A. Stevens, PhD
Epidemiologist
National Center for Injury Prevention and Control
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

September 2013

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Preventing Osteoporosis: Questions for the doctor

This information on preventing osteoporosis was adapted from materials from the National Institute on Aging, the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, and the Office on Women’s Health.

Reviewed by:
Joan A. McGowan, Ph.D. & Patricia Reynolds
Division of Musculoskeletal Diseases
National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases
National Institutes of Health

June 2014

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Prostate Cancer Screening: Questions for the doctor

This information on prostate cancer was adapted from materials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Cancer Institute.

Reviewed by:
Richard Manrow, Ph.D.
Associate Director, Office of Communications and Education
National Cancer Institute
National Institutes of Health

June 2014

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Protect Your Child from Injury

This information on childhood injury prevention was adapted from material from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Reviewed by:
Division of Unintentional Injury Prevention
National Center for Injury Prevention and Control
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

February 2013

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Protect Your Family from Food Poisoning

This information on preventing food poisoning was adapted from materials from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Reviewers:
Eileen Dykes, MS, RD
Public Affairs Specialist
Food Safety and Inspection Service
United States Department of Agriculture

Holly H. McPeak, M.S.
Nutrition Advisor
Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

June 2013

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Protect Your Family from Lead Poisoning

This information on lead poisoning is adapted from materials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Environmental Protection Agency.

Reviewed by:
Mary Jean Brown, PhD
Chief, Healthy Homes and Lead Poisoning Prevention Branch
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
National Center for Environmental Health

Jay Dempsey
Health Communication Specialist
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
National Center for Environmental Health/ Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry

June 2014

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Protect Your Health As You Grow Older

This information on healthy aging is adapted from materials from the National Institute on Aging.

Reviewed by:
Vicky Cahan
Director, Office of Communications & Public Liaison
National Institute on Aging
National Institutes of Health

Karen M. Pocinki, M.A.
Director, Go4Life© Campaign
Office of Communications and Public Liaison
National Institute on Aging
National Institutes of Health

August 2013

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Protect Your Skin from the Sun

This information on protecting your skin from the sun was adapted from materials from the National Cancer Institute, the Office on Women’s Health, and NIHSeniorHealth.gov.

Reviewed by:
Richard Manrow, Ph.D.
Associate Director, Office of Communications and Education
National Cancer Institute
National Institutes of Health

February 2014

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Protect Yourself from Hepatitis B

This information on Hepatitis B was adapted primarily from materials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Reviewed by:
Cynthia Jorgensen, DrPH
Team Lead, Education and Training
Division of Viral Hepatitis
National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD & TB Prevention
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

April 2013

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Protect Yourself from Seasonal Flu

This information on the flu shot was adapted from materials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Reviewed by:
Cindy Fowler
Health Communication Specialist
National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, Office of the Director
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

March 2014

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Quit Smoking

This information on smoking was adapted from materials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Cancer Institute.

Reviewed by:
Patti Seikus, MPH
Office on Smoking and Health
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Maxine Forrest, BA
Solution One Industries Contractor for the Office on Smoking and Health
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

March 2014

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Quitting Smoking: Conversation starters

This information on smoking was adapted from materials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Cancer Institute.

Reviewed by:
Patti Seikus, MPH
Office on Smoking and Health
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Maxine Forrest, BA
Solution One Industries Contractor for the Office on Smoking and Health
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

March 2014

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Reduce Your Risk of Stroke

This information on preventing stroke is adapted from materials from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke and the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute.

Reviewed by:
Marian Emr
Director, Office of Communications and Public Liaison
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
National Institutes of Health

Nancy Hart, R.N., B.S.N., M.A.
Writer-Editor
Office of Communications and Public Liaison
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
National Institutes of Health

July 2014

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Ride Your Bike Safely

This content was adapted from materials from the National Highway Safety Administration and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.

Reviewed by:
Division of Unintentional Injury Prevention
National Center for Injury Prevention and Control
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

February 2013

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Stay Active During Pregnancy: Quick tips

This information on physical activity was adapted from materials from the 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans, the Office on Women’s Health, and National Institutes of Health Weight-control Information Network (WIN).

Reviewed by:
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Physical Activity Guidelines Review Team

April 2014

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Stay Active with a Disability: Quick tips

This information on physical activity was adapted from materials from the 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans.

Reviewed by:
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Physical Activity Guidelines Review Team

April 2014

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Stay Active as You Get Older: Quick tips

This information on physical activity was adapted from materials from the 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans, NIHSeniorHealth.gov, and the National Institute on Aging.

Reviewed by:
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Physical Activity Guidelines Review Team

April 2014

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Stay Healthy When You Travel

This information on travel health is adapted from materials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the U.S. Department of State.

Reviewed by:
Kelly Holton
Communication and Education Team Lead
Travelers’ Health Branch/Division of Global Migration and Quarantine
National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Lorraine Navarrete, MPH
Binational Operations Coordinator, Vargas, PC (CTR)
U.S. Section, U.S.-México Border Health Commission
Office of Global Affairs
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

March 2013

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Stay Safe at Work

This information on preventing injuries at work was adapted from materials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.

Reviewed by:
Lore Jackson Lee, MPH & Jane Bigham, MPH
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

May 2014

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STD Testing: Conversation starters

This information on getting tested for sexually transmitted diseases was adapted from materials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Reviewed by:
Health Communication Science Office
National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

May 2013

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Support a Loved One at the Doctor: Quick tips

This information on supporting a friend or family member at a medical appointment was adapted from materials from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.

Reviewed by:
Jamie Hermansen
Division of Medical and Surgical Services
Coverage and Analysis Group
Office of Clinical Standards and Quality
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

January 2013

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Swim Safely: Quick tips

This content on swimming safely was adapted from materials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Reviewed by:
Division of Unintentional Injury Prevention
National Center for Injury Prevention and Control
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Kelly Stimpert, MPH
Atlanta Research and Education Foundation Researcher
Division of Parasitic Diseases
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

February 2013

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Talk with Your Doctor about Taking Aspirin Every Day

This information on aspirin was adapted from materials from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and the Food and Drug Administration.

Reviewed by:
Office of Communications
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

July 2014

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Take Care of Your Child’s Teeth

This information on children’s oral health is adapted from materials from the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Reviewed by:
Karina Aguilar, MPH
Chief, Health Education Branch
Office of Communications and Health Education
National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research
National Institutes of Health

July 2014

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Take Care of Your Teeth and Gums

This information on oral health was adapted from materials from the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research and Office on Women’s Health.

Reviewed by:
Karina Aguilar, MPH
Chief, Health Education Branch
Office of Communications and Health Education
National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research
National Institutes of Health

July 2014

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Take Charge of Your Health Care

This information on managing your health care was adapted from materials from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.

Reviewed by:
Janine E. Payne, MPH
Office of Communications & Knowledge Transfer
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

May 2014

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Take Steps to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes

This content on preventing diabetes was adapted from materials from the National Diabetes Education Program and the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.

Reviewed by:
Pamela Allweiss, MD, MPH
Division of Diabetes Translation
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

May 2013

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Take Steps to Protect Yourself from Relationship Violence

This information on intimate partner violence was adapted from materials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Office on Women’s Health, and the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office on Violence Against Women.

Reviewed by:
Andra (Teten) Tharp, PhD
Division of Violence Prevention
National Center for Injury Prevention and Control
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

June 2014

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Talk to Your Doctor about Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm

This information on abdominal aortic aneurysm was adapted from materials from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.

Reviewed by:
H. Eser Tolunay, Ph.D. and Patrice Desvigne-Nickens, M.D.
Division of Cardiovascular Sciences
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
National Institutes of Health

July 2014

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Talk to a Doctor About Depression

This information on depression was adapted from materials from the National Institute of Mental Health, NIHSeniorHealth.gov, and the Office on Women’s Health.

Reviewed by:
Liza Q. Bundesen, Ph.D.
Science Policy and Evaluation Branch
Office of Science Policy, Planning, and Communications
National Institute of Mental Health

March 2013

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Talk to Your Kids about Sex

This information on teen sexuality is adapted from materials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Office of Public Health and Science.

Reviewed by:
Health Communication Science Office
National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

May 2013

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Talk to Your Kids about Tobacco, Alcohol and Drugs

This information on talking to your child about alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs is adapted from material from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration and the National Institute on Drug Abuse.

Reviewed by:
Geoffrey Laredo
Senior Advisor to the Director
Office of Science Policy and Communications
National Institute on Drug Abuse
National Institutes of Health

April 2013

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Talk with a Doctor if Breast or Ovarian Cancer Runs in Your Family

This information on family history of breast and ovarian cancer was adapted from materials from the National Cancer Institute.

Reviewed by:
Richard Manrow, Ph.D.
Associate Director, Office of Communications and Education
National Cancer Institute
National Institutes of Health

February 2014

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Talk with Your Doctor about Newborn Screening

This information on newborn screening is adapted from materials from the Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Health Resources and Services Administration.

Reviewed by:
Monica M. Manns
Public Health Analyst
Office of Policy, Planning and Evaluation
National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

November 2009

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Talk with Your Teen about Healthy Relationships

This information on healthy relationships was adapted from materials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Office on Women’s Health, and the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office on Violence Against Women.

Reviewed by:
Andra (Teten) Tharp, PhD
Division of Violence Prevention
National Center for Injury Prevention and Control
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

June 2014

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Test Your Home for Radon: Quick tips

This information on radon testing was adapted from materials from the Environmental Protection Agency.

Reviewed by:
Philip Jalbert
Radon Team
Indoor Environments Division

Executive Secretary
Federal Interagency Committee on Indoor Air Quality
Environmental Protection Agency

April 2013

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Use Medicines Safely

This information on using medicines safely was adapted from materials from the Food and Drug Administration and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.

Reviewed by:
Center for Drug Evaluation and Research
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

June 2014

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Watch for Signs of Speech or Language Delay

This information on speech and language development is adapted from materials from the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders.

Reviewed by:
Monica M. Manns
Public Health Analyst
Office of Policy, Planning and Evaluation
National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

November 2010

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Watch Your Weight

This information on watching your weight was adapted from materials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Institutes of Health Weight-control Information Network (WIN).

Reviewed by:
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Committee on Dietary Guidance and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Dietary Guidelines Working Group

February 2014

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