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Evidence-based guidelines for cardiovascular disease prevention in women
Discusses cardiovascular disease (CVD) prevention for women in light of evidence-based findings. (See Details)
Published: 2004
Preventive care in context: listening to women
Argues that successful preventive care for women must take into account the social, political and economic context of women's lives. (See Details)
Published: 2006
Hepatitis C in Canada: analysis of community- and national-level initiatives: environmental scan - October 1999 to February 2000
Determines the activities and initiatives being undertaken prior to the 1999/2000 inception of the Hepatitis C Prevention, Support and Research Program (HCPSRP), so that it can be used as a benchmark in the overall evaluation of the HCPSRP. Contains the results for data collection at two levels: (1) Community-level projects/initiatives, and (2) National-level organizations. Published in French under the title: L'hépatite C au Canada : analyse des initiatives communautaires et nationales : analyse de la conjoncture - octobre 1999 à février 2000 : résumé.
Published: 2000
Folic acid and birth defects
Describes neural tube defects (NTD) and explains how taking a daily vitamin supplement containing folic acid before conception and in the early weeks of pregnancy can reduce the risk of having a baby with an NTD. (See Details)
Published: 2002
Smoking cessation in pregnancy: a review of postpartum relapse prevention strategies
Reviews and examines existing research, current strategies, and directions for future research on smoking cessation relapse and relapse prevention in pregnancy and postpartum. Finds that few studies exist on how to prevent relapse. Argues that maintaining and accelerating progress in cessation during pregnancy and postpartum requires more research that focuses on relapse prevention and cessation. States that programs should incorporate stresses particular to postpartum women, should be part of routine health care, and should involve the woman’s social support network, including her partner, to maximize effectiveness. (See Details)
Published: 2004
What are ways to prevent falls and related fractures?
Looks at ways seniors can prevent falls and minimize broken bones. (See Details)
Published: 2006
Gender mainstreaming in HIV/AIDS: taking a multisectoral approach
Demonstrates gender differences and age patterns with individuals infected with HIV. (See Details)
Published: 2002
Hot water burns like fire: prevention progress
Warns of the damage done, by extremely hot water, to human skin. Stresses the vulnerability of children, the elderly, and people with disabilities. Suggests practical ways in which tap water scalds can be prevented, including installing safety devices. Discusses proposed changes to the National Building and Plumbing Codes. (See Details)
Published: 2004
The Aboriginal female condom pilot project: a report on the experiences of Aboriginal women living in two BC communities with th
Summarizes how the project introduced the female condom to Aboriginal women in a culturally sensitive manner. (See Details)
Published: 2001
Myth: early detection is good for everyone
Debates the validity of all early detection screening tests. (See Details)
Published: 2006