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Eating Disorders
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Eating Disorders
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A detailed booklet that describes the symptoms, causes, and treatments of eating disorders.
Available: online, as pdf, e-reader
Languages: English and Spanish
Cost: Free
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Handout on Health: Osteoporosis
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Handout on Health: Osteoporosis
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This booklet contains general information about osteoporosis. It describes what osteoporosis is, its causes, and treatment options. Information is also provided on current research.
Available: online
Language: English
Cost: Free
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High Blood Pressure
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High Blood Pressure
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High blood pressure (also called hypertension) is a serious illness that affects nearly 65 million adults in the United States. Learn why it's vital that you get tested and, if necessary, get treated.
Available: in print, online, as pdf
Language: English
Cost: Free
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Loss of Bladder Control
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Loss of Bladder Control
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Don't suffer in silence. Most cases of bladder control problems can be treated. This fact sheet explains the kinds of bladder control problems, their causes, and treatment options. (Previous item number: 558X)
Available: in print, online, as pdf
Languages: English and Spanish
Cost: Free
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Osteoporosis
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Osteoporosis
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Osteoporosis is a disease that causes very weak bones that break easily. Women are five times more likely to get osteoporosis than men. There is no cure, but there are lifestyle changes you can make to slow it down and medications you can take to build bones. (Previous item number: 531W)
Available: in print, online, as pdf
Languages: English and Spanish
Cost: Free
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Sepsis
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This fact sheet provides an overview of what we know about sepsis and the bio-medical advances in it's diagnosis, treatment and prevention.
Available: online, as pdf
Language: English
Cost: Free
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Sleep Disorders
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Sleep Disorders
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Discusses four common sleep problems: insomnia, snoring, sleep apnea and feeling sleepy during the day. Describes treatment options and tips for better sleep.
Available: in print, online, as pdf
Language: English
Cost: Free
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Urinary Tract Infections in Adults
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Urinary Tract Infections in Adults
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Learn about the causes and symptoms of UTIs, and treatments available.
Available: as pdf
Language: English
Cost: Free
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What You need to Know About Prostate Cancer
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What You need to Know About Prostate Cancer
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Details the symptoms, treatment, and follow-up for prostate cancer.
Available: as pdf
Language: English
Cost: Free
 
Allergies
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Allergies and Hay Fever
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Discusses allergy symptoms, tests, and treatments. Also provides a comparison chart to help you distinguish between allergy and cold symptoms. (Previous item number: 529X)
Available: in print, online, as pdf
Languages: English and Spanish
Cost: Free
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Asthma
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Asthma
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Describes the signs and triggers of asthma, a disease of the lung airways that makes it hard to breathe. Explains diagnosis and treatment options.
Available: in print, online, as pdf
Languages: English and Spanish
Cost: Free
 
Arthritis
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Arthritis
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Arthritis afflicts about 42 million Americans, but diagnosis can be tricky. Learn how your doctor decides if you have it, and how to treat it. (Previous item number: 608W)
Available: in print, online, as pdf
Language: English
Cost: Free
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Handout on Health: Osteoarthritis
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Handout on Health: Osteoarthritis
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This booklet contains general information about osteoarthritis. It describes what osteoarthritis is, its causes, and treatment options. Information is also provided on current research.
Available: online
Language: English
Cost: Free
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Juvenile Arthritis
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Juvenile Arthritis
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This booklet contains general information about juvenile arthritis, including juvenile idiopathic arthritis, juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, and other forms of arthritis affecting children. It describes the different types of juvenile arthritis and treatment options. Information is also provided about current research.
Available: online
Language: English
Cost: Free
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Osteoporosis in Men
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Osteoporosis in Men
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Provides the basics on prevention of osteoporosis and well as signs and treatments.
Available: as pdf
Language: English
Cost: Free
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Questions & Answers About Bursitis and Tendinitis
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Questions & Answers About Bursitis and Tendinitis
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This booklet contains general information about bursitis and tendinitis. It describes what bursitis and tendinitis are, their causes, and treatment options. Information is also provided on current research.
Available: online
Language: English
Cost: Free
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Questions & Answers About Gout
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Questions & Answers About Gout
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This booklet contains general information about gout. It describes what gout is, its causes, and treatment options. Information is also provided on current research.
Available: online
Language: English
Cost: Free
 
Colds & Flu
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Get Set for Winter Illness Season
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Get Set for Winter Illness Season
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Learn about what the difference is between a cold and flu and how to prevent them, what to do if you are already sick, tips when taking over-the-counter (OTC) products and when to see a doctor.
Available: online, as pdf
Language: English
Cost: Free
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H1N1 Flu: A Guide for Community and Faith-based Organizations
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H1N1 Flu: A Guide for Community and Faith-based Organizations
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To help keep communities healthy during the upcoming flu season, it will take all of us - community and faith-based organizations, government, businesses, and schools - working together. Learn what you can do.
Available: as pdf
Language: English
Cost: Free
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The Flu
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The Flu
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The flu is different from a cold and usually appears without warning signs. Learn the symptoms, types of vaccines available, and who is at risk. (Previous item number: 561X)
Available: in print, online, as pdf
Language: English
Cost: Free
 
Diabetes
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Diabetes
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Diabetes
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Many people who have diabetes are unaware they have it. Learn the warning signs, risk factors, and the importance of early detection and treatment. (Previous item number: 564X)
Available: online, as pdf
Languages: English and Spanish
Cost: Free
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Insulin Booklet
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Insulin Booklet
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Basic facts about insulin and its use in controlling diabetes, including types of insulin and brand names, and insulin devices, including needles and syringes, pens, jet injectors and pumps. Provides insulin safety tips and warning signs of high or low blood sugar. (Previous item number: 594X)
Available: online, as pdf
Language: English
Cost: Free
 
Heart Health
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Cholesterol
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Cholesterol
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Cholesterol is a fat-like material in your blood that can increase your risk of heart disease. Learn how to find out if you have high cholesterol and what you can do to reduce it. (Previous item number: 530W)
Available: in print, online, as pdf
Languages: English and Spanish
Cost: Free
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Healthy Heart Handbook for Women
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Healthy Heart Handbook for Women
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The handbook provideds information on women's heart disease and practical suggestions for reducing your own personal risk of heart-related problems. It also provides tips on how to live a healthier and longer life, by taking action steps to prevent and control heart disease risk factors. You'll also find new tips on following a nutritious eating plan, tailoring your physical activity program to your particular goals, quitting smoking, and getting your whole family involved in heart healthy living.
Available: as pdf
Language: English
Cost: Free
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Heart Disease in Women
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Heart Disease in Women
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Heart disease is a leading cause of death in the U.S. Learn the signs of heart disease, including the "silent" symptoms, and get tips on how to lower your risk. (Previous item number: 553X)
Available: in print, online, as pdf
Languages: English and Spanish
Cost: Free
 
Lupus
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Do I Have Lupus?
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Do I Have Lupus?
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Lupus is a disease in which the immune system attacks the body's healthy cells and tissues. Learn about the three main types, their symptoms, who is affected and how lupus is diagnosed and treated in adults. Learn the signs and symptoms, how if affects someone over time and how it is diagnosed, available treatments, and how to get help.
Available: online
Language: English
Cost: Free
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Many Shades of Lupus
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Many Shades of Lupus
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This booklet contains general information about lupus. It describes what lupus is, the different forms of lupus, its symptoms, causes, coping strategies, diagnosis, and treatment options. It also discusses how lupus affects people of different races and ethnicities. Information is also provided on current research.
Available: online
Language: English
Cost: Free
 
Mental Health
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A Parent's Guide to Autism Spectrum Disorder
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A Parent's Guide to Autism Spectrum Disorder
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This guide is intended to help parents understand what autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is, recognize common signs and symptoms, and find the resources they need.
Available: online, as pdf, e-reader
Language: English
Cost: Free
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Anxiety Disorders
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Anxiety Disorders
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This booklet describes the symptoms of anxiety disorders, causes of these conditions, and describes effective treatments
Available: as pdf
Languages: English and Spanish
Cost: Free
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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
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Discusses symptoms, causes, diagnosis, and treatments of this disorder which affects many children and young people.
Available: online, as pdf, e-reader
Language: English
Cost: Free
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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (Easy-to-Read)
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An easy-to-read booklet of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
Available: online, as pdf
Language: English
Cost: Free
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Bipolar Disorder
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Bipolar Disorder
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This booklet discusses bipolar disorder in adults. Learn the signs and symptoms, how it affects someone over time and how it is diagnosed, available treatments, and how to get help.
Available: online, as pdf
Language: English
Cost: Free
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Bipolar Disorder (Easy to Read)
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Bipolar Disorder (Easy to Read)
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An easy-to-read booklet on Bipolar Disorder that explains what it is, when it starts and how to get help.
Available: online, as pdf
Language: English
Cost: Free
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Bipolar Disorder in Children and Teens (Easy to Read)
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Bipolar Disorder in Children and Teens (Easy to Read)
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An easy-to-read booklet on Bipolar Disorder in children and teens that explains what it is, when it starts and how to get help.
Available: online, as pdf
Languages: English and Spanish
Cost: Free
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Bipolar Disorder in Children and Teens: A Parent's Guide
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Bipolar Disorder in Children and Teens: A Parent's Guide
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This booklet is a guide for parents who think their child may have symptoms of bipolar disorder, or parents whose child has been diagnosed.
Available: online, as pdf
Language: English
Cost: Free
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Borderline Personality Disorder
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A booklet describing the signs, symptoms, treatment options, and current research on borderline personality disorder.
Available: online, as pdf, e-reader
Language: English
Cost: Free
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Depression
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A detailed booklet that describes Depression symptoms, causes, and treatments, with information on getting help and coping.
Available: online, as pdf, e-reader
Languages: English and Spanish
Cost: Free
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Depression Fact Sheet
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Depression Fact Sheet
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Outlines the three main types of depression, its causes, symptoms, and how to learn more.
Available: in print, online, as pdf
Language: English
Cost: Free
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Depression and Cancer
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This brochure describes the signs and symptoms of depression and how it is linked to other illnesses, including cancer.
Available: online, as pdf
Languages: English and Spanish
Cost: Free
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Depression and College Students
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Depression and College Students
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Many people experience the first symptoms of depression during their college years. This booklet describes what depression is, how it affects college students, and treatment options.
Available: online, as pdf, e-reader
Language: English
Cost: Free
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Depression and HIV or AIDS
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Depression and HIV or AIDS
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This brochure describes the signs and symptoms of depression and how it is linked to other illnesses, including HIV/AIDS.
Available: online, as pdf
Languages: English and Spanish
Cost: Free
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Depression and High School Students
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Depression and High School Students
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Answers to students' frequently asked questions about depression.
Available: online, as pdf
Language: English
Cost: Free
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Depression and Parkinson's Disease
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Depression and Parkinson's Disease
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This brochure describes the signs and symptoms of depression and how it is linked to other illnesses, including Parkinson's disease.
Available: online, as pdf
Languages: English and Spanish
Cost: Free
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Depression and Stroke
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Depression and Stroke
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This brochure describes the signs and symptoms of depression and how it is linked to other illnesses, including stroke.
Available: online, as pdf
Languages: English and Spanish
Cost: Free
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Depression in Women
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Depression in Women
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An easy-to-read booklet on depression in women that explains what it is, when it starts, how long it lasts, and how to get help.
Available: online, as pdf
Language: English
Cost: Free
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Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD): When Worry Gets Out of Control
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Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD): When Worry Gets Out of Control
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A brochure on generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) that explains the signs, symptoms, and treatment.
Available: online, as pdf
Languages: English and Spanish
Cost: Free
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Helping Children Cope With Disaster
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Helping Children Cope With Disaster
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Environmental disasters can be overwhelming for children. Includes common reactions by age group, useful tips on what to expect, and how to help your child adjust.
Available: as pdf
Language: English
Cost: Free
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Meditation
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Meditation
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Meditation is a mind-body practice in complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). Practicing meditation can change how a person relates to the flow of emotions and thoughts.
Available: online, as pdf
Language: English
Cost: Free
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Men and Depression
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Men and Depression
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Men and women may experience depression very differently. This brochure describes common signs and symptoms, and treatment options for depression in men.
Available: online, as pdf
Language: English
Cost: Free
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Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: When Unwanted Thoughts Take Over
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Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: When Unwanted Thoughts Take Over
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A brochure on obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) that explains the signs, symptoms, and treatments.
Available: online, as pdf
Language: English
Cost: Free
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Older Adults and Depression
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Older Adults and Depression
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Depression is not a normal part of aging. This brochure describes the signs, symptoms, and treatment options of depression in older adults.
Available: online, as pdf, e-reader
Languages: English and Spanish
Cost: Free
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Panic Disorder: When Fear Overwhelms
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Panic Disorder: When Fear Overwhelms
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A brochure on Panic Disorder that explains the signs, symptoms and treatments.
Available: online, as pdf
Languages: English and Spanish
Cost: Free
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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
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A booklet on Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) that explains what it is, treatment options, and how to get help.
Available: online, as pdf, e-reader
Language: English
Cost: Free
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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
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An easy-to-read booklet on Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) that explains what it is, when it starts, how long it lasts, and how to get help.
Available: online, as pdf
Languages: English and Spanish
Cost: Free
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Schizophrenia
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Schizophrenia
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A detailed booklet that describes symptoms, causes, and treatments, with information on getting help and coping.
Available: online, as pdf, e-reader
Languages: English and Spanish
Cost: Free
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Social Phobia (Social Anxiety Disorder): Always Embarrassed
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Social Phobia (Social Anxiety Disorder): Always Embarrassed
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Social phobia is a strong fear of being judged by others and of being embarrassed. This fear can be so strong that it gets in the way of going to work or school or doing other everyday things. Learn about the signs, symptoms, causes and treatment options.
Available: online, as pdf
Languages: English and Spanish
Cost: Free
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Suicide in America: Frequently Asked Questions
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Suicide in America: Frequently Asked Questions
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A brief overview of the statistics on depression and suicide with information on depression treatments and suicide prevention
Available: online, as pdf
Languages: English and Spanish
Cost: Free
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Treatment of Children with Mental Illness
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Treatment of Children with Mental Illness
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Answers to frequently asked questions about the treatment of mental disorders in children.
Available: online, as pdf
Languages: English and Spanish
Cost: Free
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Women and Depression: Discovering Hope
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Women and Depression: Discovering Hope
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A booklet that describes the symptoms, treatment and factors contributing to depression that are unique to women.A booklet that describes the symptoms, treatment and factors contributing to depression that are unique to women.
Available: online, as pdf, e-reader
Language: English
Cost: Free
 
Skin Health
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Fever Blisters and Canker Sores
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Fever Blisters and Canker Sores
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Explains causes, treatments, and research on these mouth infections.
Available: online
Language: English
Cost: Free
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Handout on Health: Scleroderma
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Handout on Health: Scleroderma
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This booklet contains general information about scleroderma. It describes what scleroderma is, its causes, and treatment options. Information is also provided on current research.
Available: online
Language: English
Cost: Free
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Questions & Answers About Vitiligo
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Questions & Answers About Vitiligo
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This booklet contains general information about vitiligo. It describes what vitiligo is, its causes, and treatment options. Information is also provided on current research.
Available: online
Language: English
Cost: Free
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What You Need to Know About Melanoma and Other Skin Cancers
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What You Need to Know About Melanoma and Other Skin Cancers
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Learning about medical care for skin cancer can help you take an active part in making choices about your care. This booklet tells about: diagnosis, treatment and how to do a skin self-exam.
Available: online, as pdf
Language: English
Cost: Free
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