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Displaying records 1 through 20 (45 total).

Office of the U.S. Surgeon General, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Office on Smoking and Health. 2017. Know the Risks: E-cigarettes & young people. Rockville, MD: U.S. Office of the Surgeon General, multiple items.

Annotation: This website provides information about the risks electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) use poses to youth and young adults, as well as resources for expanding and sharing knowledge about e-cigarettes and their impact on young people. Contents include the Surgeon General's report on the use of e-cigarettes by youth and young adults and information about the role of parents, health care professionals, and others in preventing harm and reducing young people's exposure to e-cigarettes. Resources include a fact sheet focusing on trends and heath risks, a quiz, a parent tip sheet, a health care provider conversation card, and responses to frequently asked questions. The fact sheet, tip sheet, and conversation card are available in English and Spanish.

Contact: U.S. Office of the Surgeon General, Tower Building, Plaza Level 1, Room 100, 1101 Wootton Parkway, Rockville, MD 20852, Telephone: (240) 276-8853 Fax: (240) 453-6141 Web Site: http://www.surgeongeneral.gov/index.html Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescents, Adverse effects, Beliefs, Communication, Consumer education materials, Disease prevention, Federal initiatives, Marketing, Public awareness campaign materials, Risk factors, Smoking, Spanish language materials, Tobacco, Trends, Young adults

Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights. 2016. Electronic cigarettes (upd.). Berkeley, CA: Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights, multiple items.

Annotation: This website presents information and resources about electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes). Contents include fact sheets about e-cigarette aerosol and trends in electronic smoking device (ESD) policy adoption. Topics include progress in keeping ESDs out of smokefree environments; federal, state, and local laws regulating e-cigarette use; the components of a typical e-cigarette; science on secondhand vapor; false claims and misleading advertising; and public support for e-cigarette laws.

Contact: Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights, 2530 San Pablo Avenue, Suite J, Berkeley, CA 94702, Web Site: http://no-smoke.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Adverse effects, Consumer protection, Legislation, Marketing, Nicotine, Prevention, Regulations, Smoking

U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Office of Consumer Affairs. 2016. Vaporizers, e-cigarettes, and other electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS). Rockville, MD: U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Office of Consumer Affairs, 1 v.

Annotation: This resource describes types, ingredients, and components of electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) including vaporizers, vape pens, hookah pens, electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes), and e-pipes. Additional topics include what ENDS look like; statistics about ENDS use; FDA regulation of ENDS; manufacturing ENDS and e-liquids; nicotine warning statement; retail sales of ENDS, e-liquids, or their components or parts made or derived from tobacco; vape shops that mix e-liquids or modify products; importing ENDS and e-liquids; and reporting adverse experiences and product violations.

Contact: U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Office of Consumer Affairs, , 5600 Fishers Lane , Rockville, MD 20857, Telephone: (888) 463-6332 Fax: (301) 443-9767 E-mail: consumerinfo@fda.hhs.gov Web Site: http://www.fda.gov/consumer/default.htm Available from the website.

Keywords: Adverse effects, Consumer protection, Drug administration routes, Federal agencies, Nicotine, Public health, Regulations, Smoking

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Office on Smoking and Health. 2016. E-cigarette use among youth and young adults. Rockville, MD: U.S. Office of the Surgeon General, 275 pp., exec. summ. (14 pp.).

Annotation: This report focuses on the history, epidemiology, and health effects of electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) use among adolescents and young adults; the companies involved with marketing and promoting these products; and existing and proposed public health policies related to the use of these products by adolescents and young adults.

Contact: U.S. Office of the Surgeon General, Tower Building, Plaza Level 1, Room 100, 1101 Wootton Parkway, Rockville, MD 20852, Telephone: (240) 276-8853 Fax: (240) 453-6141 Web Site: http://www.surgeongeneral.gov/index.html Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescents, Adverse effects, Marketing, Public policy, Regulations, Smoking, Tobacco, Young adults

Pennsylvania Medical Society and Pennsylvania Dental Association. 2016. Pennsylvania guidelines on the use of opioids in dental practice. Harrisburg, PA: Pennsylvania Medical Society, 4 pp.

Annotation: These guidelines are intended to help health professionals improve patient outcomes and avoid potential adverse outcomes associated with using opioids to treat acute dental pain. Contents include how to incorporate key practices into caring for patients receiving opioids for pain.

Contact: Pennsylvania Medical Society, 777 East Park Drive, P.O. Box 8820, Harrisburg, PA 17105-8820, Telephone: (717) 558-7750 Secondary Telephone: (800) 228-7823 Fax: (717) 558-7830 E-mail: stat@pamedsoc.org Web Site: https://www.pamedsoc.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Adverse effects, Dental care, Dentistry, Opiates, Oral health, Pain, Palliative treatment, Patient care, Pennsylvania, Treatment outcome

American College of Nurse-Midwives and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. [2015]. Alcohol and pregnancy: Tips on why and how to stop drinking. Silver Spring, MD: American College of Nurse-Midwives, 1 v.

Annotation: This resource for pregnant women provides information about drinking alcohol during pregnancy and the risk of fetal alcohol syndrome disorders (FASDs). Topics include some of the behavioral and intellectual disabilities of people with FASDs, what women can do to help themselves stop drinking alcohol, and related organizational resources.

Contact: American College of Nurse-Midwives, 8403 Colesville Road, Suite 1550, Silver Spring, MD 20910, Telephone: (240) 485-1800 Secondary Telephone: (888) MID-WIFE (643-9433) Fax: (240) 485-1818 E-mail: Web Site: http://www.midwife.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Adverse effects, Educational materials, Fetal alcohol effects, Fetal alcohol syndrome, Pregnant women, Prevention, Substance use

National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Division of Reproductive Health. 2015. Information for health care providers and public health professionals: Preventing tobacco use during pregnancy. Atlanta, GA: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, multiple items.

Annotation: These resources for health care and public health professionals present information on the adverse health effects of tobacco use on pregnancy; the prevalence of smoking before, during, and after pregnancy; and what works to help pregnant women quit smoking. Additional topics include electronic cigarettes and smokeless tobacco and cutting back the number of cigarettes smoked without quitting. Links to hotlines, campaign materials, and other resources for professionals, as well as tips for women and their families are included.

Contact: National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Division of Reproductive Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road, Atlanta, GA 30329-4027, Telephone: (800) 232-4636 Secondary Telephone: (888) 232-6348 E-mail: cdcinfo@cdc.gov Web Site: http://www.cdc.gov/reproductivehealth Available from the website.

Keywords: Adverse effects, Disease prevention, Drug administration routes, Drug use during pregnancy, Environmental exposure, Health promotion, Nicotine, Pregnant women, Product safety, Resources for professionals, Smoking, Smoking cessation, Tobacco use

University of California, San Francisco, Center for Vulnerable Populations at San Francisco General Hospital. 2015. Share the love, share the water. San Francisco, CA: University of California, San Francisco, Center for Vulnerable Populations at San Francisco General Hospital, 1 video (3 min.).

Annotation: This video is designed to encourage families to drink water. Topics include avoiding beverages containing sugar to prevent diseases such as diabetes and dental caries. The video is available in English and Spanish.

Contact: University of California, San Francisco, Center for Vulnerable Populations at San Francisco General Hospital, Department of Medicine, UCSF-SFGH Box 1364, 1001 Potrero Avenue, Building 10, W13, San Francisco, CA 94110, Telephone: (415) 206-5277 Fax: (415) 206-7880 Web Site: http://cvp.ucsf.edu Available from the website.

Keywords: Adverse effects, Dental caries, Diabetes, Disease prevention, Families, Nutrition, Oral health, Spanish language materials, Sugar, Water

Truth Initiative. 2015. The truth about electronic nicotine delivery systems. Washington, DC: Truth Initiative, 23 pp.

Annotation: This document summarizes the science on patterns of use of electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS), the health and safety of ENDS, and the effectiveness of ENDS as a method for smoking cessation. The document also addresses common perceptions of ENDS, the appeal and impact of flavors, marketing and advertising of ENDS, and public policy measures to regulate their use.

Contact: Truth Initiative, 900 G Street, N.W., Fourth Floor, Washington, DC 20001, Web Site: http://truthinitiative.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Adverse effects, Advertising, Drug administration routes, Literature reviews, Marketing, Nicotine, Poisons, Public policy, Regulations, Safety, Smoking, Smoking cessation, Treatment effectiveness evaluation, Trends

Tappin K. 2015. Inequities in maternal and child health: An analysis of policy, practice, and social determinants over the life-course. Greenbelt, MD: Mid Atlantic Health Policy Research Consortium, 43 pp.

Annotation: This paper examines the social determinants experienced over the life course and their influence on adverse birth outcomes for black women in Maryland. Contents include background on Maryland and data on maternal and child health (MCH) outcomes in Baltimore City, Montgomery County, Prince Georges County, and on the Eastern Shore; vital statistics data on the health of mothers and infants in Maryland; and a set of proposals to strengthen Maryland's policies and programs around MCH.

Contact: Health Policy Research Consortium, CTIS, 6401 Golden Triangle Drive, Suite 310, Greenbelt, MD 20770, Telephone: (301) 375-2021 Fax: (240) 582-7846 E-mail: info@hprc.info Web Site: http://hprc.info Available from the website.

Keywords: Adverse effects, Blacks, Health care disparities, Health disparities, Infants, Life course, MCH programs, MCH research, MCH services, Maryland, Mothers, Outcome and process assessment, Policy development, Pregnant women, Program development, Racial discrimination, Racial factors, Racism, Sociocultural factors, Socioeconomic factors, State programs, Statistical data, Women

Clifford S, Austin C. 2015. Betel nut. Hillsborough, NC: Orange County Health Department, 1 p.

Annotation: This handout provides information about the potentially harmful effects of chewing betel nut, including increased risk for cancer and gum disease. The handout addresses risk associated with combining betel nut and tobacco and risks for chewing betel nut for pregnant women and children. The handout also includes information about the importance of talking with a doctor and dentist about betel nut use and early cancer detection and provides phone numbers for information about oral health care in North Carolina. The handout is available in English, Burmese, and Karen.

Contact: Orange County Health Department, P.O. Box 8181, Hillsborough, NC 27278, Telephone: (919) 732-8181 Contact Phone: (919) 245-2387 Contact E-mail: sclifford@orangecountync.gov Web Site: http://www.orangecountync.gov/departments/health Available from the website.

Keywords: Adverse effects, Cancer, Children, Early intervention, Gingivitis, Non English language materials, North Carolina, Oral health, Pregnancy, Pregnant women, Risk factors, Substance use, Tobacco use

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 2014-. Treating for two: Safer medication use in pregnancy. Atlanta, GA: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1 v.

Annotation: This website provides resources from an initiative to prevent birth defects and improve the health of mothers by identifying alternatives for treatment of common conditions during pregnancy and during the childbearing years. Contents include information and resources for parents and clinicians on medication use before and during pregnancy, and while breastfeeding. Topics include planning for pregnancy, the effects of medications during pregnancy, lists of safe medications during pregnancy, discussing current medications, accidental exposure, and a peer-reviewed database of drugs to which women who are breastfeeding may be exposed.

Contact: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road, Atlanta, GA 30329-4027, Telephone: (800) 232-4636 Secondary Telephone: (888) 232-6348 E-mail: cdcinfo@cdc.gov Web Site: http://www.cdc.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Adverse effects, Breastfeeding, Drug therapy, Drugs, Federal initiatives, Pregnancy, Pregnant women, Self medication

Healthy Foster Care America. 2014-. Trauma guide. Elk Grove Village, IL: American Academy of Pediatrics, multiple items.

Annotation: This guide for pediatricians comprises a series of six documents on adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and the process of asking families about exposure to ACEs or other traumatic events. The guide also provides resources on helping families with foster and adoptive children cope with trauma. Materials for families are included. [Funded in part by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Healthy Foster Care America, American Academy of Pediatrics, 345 Park Boulevard, Itasca, IL 60143, Telephone: (800) 433-9016, x4273 or x7119 Fax: (847) 228-7320 E-mail: fostercare@aap.org Web Site: http://www.aap.org/fostercare Available from the website.

Keywords: Adopted children, Adoptive parents, Adverse effects, Children, Families, Foster children, Foster parents, Pediatric care, Primary care, Resources for professionals, Trauma, Vulnerability

Santoro KL. 2014. Born too early: Improving maternal and child health by reducing early elective deliveries. Washington, DC: National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation, 10 pp. (NIHCM Foundation issue brief)

Annotation: This brief discusses the health risks and costs associated with early elective deliveries (EED),federal and national initiatives to support full-term pregnancies, and health plan and health plan foundation approaches to reducing EED. Topics include the potential negative health consequences of EED; average payments for maternal and newborn care and payment reform; and hospital, provider, patient, and member education initiatives. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation, 1225 19th Street, N.W., Suite 710, Washington, DC 20036, Telephone: (202) 296-4426 Fax: (202) 296-4319 E-mail: http://www.nihcm.org/contact Web Site: http://www.nihcm.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Adverse effects, Cesarean section, Childbirth, Costs, Federal initiatives, Foundations, Health education, Health plans, Induced labor, Intervention, National initiatives, Pregnant women, Program improvement, Reimbursement

Thompson RA, Haskins R. 2014. Early stress gets under the skin: Promising initiatives to help children facing chronic adversity. Princeton, NJ: Future of Children, 7 pp. (Policy brief; Spring 2014.)

Hynes M. 2014. Don't call them dropouts: Understanding the experiences of young people who leave high school before graduation. Washington, DC: America's Promise Alliance, 71 pp.

Annotation: This report presents findings from interviews and surveys of young people across the United States about what leads to leaving school before graduation. Contents include findings on the relationship between interrupted enrollment and family violence and abuse; school safety; violence in the neighborhood; personal and family health challenges; unsupportive or unresponsive school policies; family abandonment (death, incarceration, other events); family absence; instability of place (residential mobility, school mobility, homelessness); school salience; peer influence and support; and school and community support.

Contact: America's Promise Alliance, 1101 Vermont Avenue, N.W., Suite 900, Washington, DC 20005, Telephone: (202) 657-0600 Fax: (202) 657-0601 E-mail: info@americaspromise.org Web Site: http://www.americaspromise.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Academic achievement, Adolescents, Adverse effects, Educational attainment, Graduation, Life course, National surveys, Resilience, Risk factors, School attendance, School dropouts, School failure, Social support, Supported employment

Association of State and Territorial Health Officials. 2014. State levers for change. Arlington, VA: Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, Multiple items.

Annotation: This resource for state leaders provides tools and examples from states working to address early elective deliveries. Topics include policy/leadership, increasing capacity/systems of care, partnerships and collaborations/community engagement, messaging, and data.

Contact: Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, 2231 Crystal Drive, Suite 450, Arlington, VA 22202, Telephone: (202) 371-9090 Fax: (571) 527-3189 Web Site: http://www.astho.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Adverse effects, Cesarean section, Childbirth, Federal initiatives, Health education, Induced labor, Intervention, Pregnant women, Program improvement, Resources for professionals, State initiatives

American Academy of Pediatrics. 2014. American Academy of Pediatrics Symposium on Child Health, Resilience and Toxic Stress. Elk Grove Village, IL: American Academy of Pediatrics, multiple items.

Annotation: This webcast, held on June 17, 2014, convened federal policymakers, national thought leaders, and partner organizations to discuss the emerging science demonstrating the impact of toxic stress on a child's lifelong health. Topics included an overview of toxic stress and impact on practice; creating system transformation by forging connections between health, poverty, education, and violence programs; key federal agency activities to prevent toxic stress and promote resilience; a call to action; and congressional leadership and networking. Additional resources are also available including the symposium agenda, supplemental resources and materials, a fact sheet, speaker biographies, a press release, a policy statement, and a technical report.

Contact: American Academy of Pediatrics, 345 Park Boulevard, Itasca, IL 60143, Telephone: (630) 626-6000 Secondary Telephone: (847) 434-4000 Fax: (847) 434-8000 Web Site: https://www.aap.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Adverse effects, Children, Community action, Lifecourse, Policy development, Poverty, Stress, Stress management, Violence prevention

Romito L, Mandiwala R. 2014. Tobacco cessation toolkit for Indiana dental practices. Indianapolis, IN: Indiana Dental Association, 93 pp.

Annotation: This toolkit provides information on how oral health professionals can develop a tobacco-cessation-intervention program and outlines key roles for each member of the oral health team. Contents include information about tobacco use and prevalence, risks of tobacco use, secondhand smoke, benefits of cessation, nicotine and the physiology of dependence, tobacco-cessation counseling, pharmacotherapy, insurance coverage and coding, the role of dentists and the dental team, barriers and solutions, and resources.

Contact: Indiana Dental Association, 1319 East Stop 10 Road, Indianapolis, IN 46227, Telephone: (317) 634-2610 Secondary Telephone: (800) 562-5646 Fax: (317) 634-2612 E-mail: jhawke@indental.org Web Site: http://www.indental.org/ Available from the website.

Keywords: Adverse effects, Barriers, Counseling, Dental care, Drug dependence, Health insurance, Indiana, Intervention, Nicotine, Oral health, Program development, Reimbursement, Role, Smoking cessation, State programs, Tobacco use

Consumer Reports Health. 2013. What to reject when you're expecting: 10 procedures to think twice about during your pregnancy. Yonkers, NY: Consumer Reports, 12 pp.

Annotation: This report describes medical procedures that when conducted during normal pregnancy, labor, or childbirth have been associated with poorer outcomes for women, infants, or both. It also provides tips on what women can do before becoming pregnant to reduce the risk of adverse outcomes for themselves and their infants. A list of organizations that may serve as resources and sources for hospital data by state are included. It is part of a health communication program created by Consumer Reports for members of the National Business Group on Health based on information from the Consumer Reports website.

Contact: National Business Group on Health, 20 F Street, N.W., Suite 200, Washington, DC 20001-6700, Telephone: (202) 558-3000 Fax: (202) 628-9244 E-mail: info@businessgrouphealth.org Web Site: http://www.businessgrouphealth.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Adverse effects, Childbirth, Consumer education, Consumer protection, Pregnancy, Risk taking

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This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number U02MC31613, MCH Advanced Education Policy, $3.5 M. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.