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Finding Community Resources

Purpose:

Learn how to easily find social resources in multiple languages.

 

Relevant Terms:

Neighborhood Navigator, Food pantries, Housing, Financial assistance, Daycare, Medical care, Transportation, Education, Work

Chicago Area Free Clinics

Purpose:

Explore where uninsured or low income populations can receive free medical care.

 

Relevant Terms:

Free health clinics, Chicago area

How to Find Affordable Health Insurance

Purpose:

Learn how to sign up for health insurance without breaking the bank.

 

Relevant Terms:

Health insurance, Special enrollment period, Medicaid

Meal Assistance For Elderly and Disabled

Purpose:

To help those in need, especially elderly and disabled populations to obtain food.

 

Relevant Terms:

Golden diners program, Meals on wheels, Illinois department on aging

Joining a Gym On a Budget

Purpose:

Learn how to join a gym without spending a fortune.

Relevant Terms:

Gym, YMCA, Park district, Student discounts, Health insurance discounts, Home workouts, Family plan, and Group discounts

Common Insurance Terms

Purpose:

Learn common insurance terms.

Relevant Terms:

Premium, Deductible, HMO, PPO, HSA, Copay, Coinsurance, Networks, Supplemental, PCP

Local Food Pantries

Purpose:

Explore the diverse services and items that you may be able to obtain from your local food pantry.

Relevant Terms:

Water, Fruit, Vegestables, Bread, Dairy, Meats, Toiletries, Baby formula

Prescription Savings

Purpose:

Discover free ways to save money on prescription medications.

Relevant Terms:

GoodRx, SingleCare, RxSaver

Fast Food Compared To Making the Same Meal at Home

Purpose:

Compare the costs of fast food to making the same meal at home. You can save quite a bit of money cooking at home!

 

Relevant Terms:

Aldi, McDonalds, Savings

Healthy and Budget Friendly Recipes

Purpose:

Try out these healthy and budget friendly recipes. 

 

Relevant Terms:

Rice and beans, Easy fried rice

Long Lasting Foods To Buy In Bulk

Purpose:

Check out these long lasting foods that you can buy in bulk without worrying that they will spoil in the near future.

 

Relevant Terms:

Canned, Noodles, Sauce, Granola

Eating Healthy On A Budget

Purpose:

Learn tips and tricks to help you and your family eat healthy on a limited budget.

 

Relevant Terms:

Weekly ads, Different Stores, Bundle, Homemade snacks, Longer lasting items

Understanding Abnormal Lab Values and Imaging

Purpose:

Explore what abnormal lab values and imaging means and learn when you should take action.

 

 

Relevant Terms:

Reference range, Factors, Incidental, Anatomy, Immediate actions

What is a PA

Purpose:

Provide general information about physician assistants and how they can help patients.

 

Relevant Terms:

PA, General Medicine

Antibiotics

Purpose:

What are antibiotics? Find out below.

 

Relevant Terms:

Offence, Defence, Side effects, Bacterial infections

Return to Play After Concussion

Purpose:

After a concussion, many people want to get back to playing or work. Learn when it is safe to do so.

 

Relevant Terms:

Stop, Professional evaluation, Return to play program, One step each day

Dog Walking Benefits

Purpose:

Explore the health benefits of dog walking, both for the dog owner as well as the dog.

 

Relevant Terms:

Dog walking, Cardiovascular, Social, Blood pressure

College Health and Safety Tips

Purpose:

Explore college health and safety.

 

Relevant Terms:

Vaccination, Housing, Mental Health, Physical Fitness, Nutrition, Contraception

Social Wellness: Workplace Tips

Purpose:

Provides reader with examples of how to practice social wellness in the workplace

 

Relevant Terms:

Social wellness, Social wellness in the workplace, Social wellness activities

Benefits of Routine Stretching

Purpose:

Explores different kinds of stretching and the benefits of routine stretching.

 

Relevant Terms:

Stretching, Stretching benefits, Self-myofascial release, Static stretching, active stretching, dynamic stretching, injury prevention, flexibility, mobility

Climate Change Health Implications

Purpose:

Recognize how climate change leads to worse health in humans.

 

Relevant Terms:

Climate change, Environmental, Sustainability, Global health

How to Quit Smoking

Purpose:

Support for those quitting smoking with and without medication.

 

Relevant Terms:

Smoking, Tobacco, Quit smoking, Cigarette, Lung cancer, Smoke, Smoking cessation, Bupropion, Nicotine

Bed Bugs

Purpose:

Learn what you can do to eradicate bed bugs at home.

 

Relevant Terms:

Bed bugs, Wash, Vacuum, Plastic

Common Causes of Chronic Cough

Purpose:

Explore reasons for a chronic cough.

 

Relevant Terms:

Chronic cough, Post nasal drip, Asthma, GERD, Infection

Acute vs Chronic Pain

Purpose:

Explain the differences between acute and chronic pain.

 

Relevant Terms:

Types of pain, Recovery, Injuries

Ozempic and Wegovy

Purpose:

Heard some buzz about Ozempic or Wegovy? Learn what it is and how it works.

 

Relevant Terms:

Ozempic, Wegovy, Weight loss, Obesity, Diabetes, Type 2 diabetes, Fat

A Guide for Back Pain

Purpose:

Provide insight into the main elements of back pain such as the risk factors, causes, prevention, treatments, and relevant providers.

 

Relevant Terms:

Back pain, Sciatica, Prevention, Spinal stenosis, Burning, Tingling, Numbness

10 Benefits of Aerobic Exercise

Purpose:

List and explain 10 benefits of consistent aerobic exercise.

 

Relevant Terms:

Aerobic exercise, Cardio, Healthy habits, Weight loss.

At Home Viral Illness Treatment

Purpose:

Learn evidence based treatments for a viral infection.

 

Relevant Terms:

Evidence based, Honey, Ibuprofen, Acetaminophen, Nasal Saline Irrigation, Decongestants

Fainting When To go To the Emergency Room

Purpose:

Learn high risk signs that you should be seen in the ER after fainting, and low risk signs to potentially save yourself the trip.

 

Relevant Terms:

Cardiac, Vasovagal, Syncope, Fainting

Home Remedies for the Stomach Flu

Purpose:

Learn some home remedies for the stomach flu.

 

Relevant Terms:

Water, Electolytes, Pepto-Bismol, Tyenol, Ginger drops, Tea

Evidence Based Weight Loss: All Materials

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Evidence Based Weight Loss: What is it?

Purpose:

Explore the "Evidence Based Weight Loss" program.

 

Relevant Terms:

What is EBWL, Frequent check-in appointments, Multiple handouts, Checklists

Evidence Based Weight Loss: Plan Overview

Purpose:

Explore how to put together a successful weight loss plan.

 

Relevant Terms:

Accountability partner, Setting goals, Behavior modifications, Physical activity, Daily checklist, Food

Evidence Based Weight Loss: Daily Checklist

Purpose:

Use the daily checklist to help plan successfully lose weight.

 

Relevant Terms:

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snacks, Exercise

Evidence Based Weight Loss: Weekly Checklist

Purpose:

Use the weekly checklist to help plan successfully lose weight.

 

Relevant Terms:

Diet, Behavrior, Physical activity

Evidence Based Weight Loss: Setting Goals

Purpose:

Learn how to calculate a goal BMI and how many calories you should consume in a day for weight loss.

 

Relevant Terms:

BMI, BMR, Calories

Evidence Based Weight Loss: Why Lose Weight?

Purpose:

Explore the disks of an unhealthy weight.

 

Relevant Terms:

Stroke, Sleep anea, Chronic pain, Type 2 Diabetes, Cardiovascular disease, Mental illness, All cause mortality, Cancers

Evidence Based Weight Loss: Food

Purpose:

Explore the evidence based food reccomendations to lose weight.

 

Relevant Terms:

Quality, Replace, Track, Calorie Deficit, Portion sizes

Evidence Based Weight Loss: Behavior Modifications

Purpose:

Learn how to change behaviors to optomize weight loss.

 

Relevant Terms:

Household participation, Emotional eating

Evidence Based Weight Loss: Physical Activity

Purpose:

Explore the evidence based physical activity reccomendations for weight loss.

 

Relevant Terms:

Exercise, Minimize sitting, Goals

Evidence Based Weight Loss: Medications and Surgery

Purpose:

Learn what medications and surgeries are availiable to help with weight loss.

 

Relevant Terms:

Phentermine, Orlistat, Liraglutide, Lorcaserin, Naltrexone/Bupropion, Gastric banding, Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, Sleeve gastrectomy

Evidence Based Weight Loss: Maintenance

Purpose:

Explore how yo maintain your weight after weight loss.

 

Relevant Terms:

Health eating, Active, Track, Healthy behaviors

Changing Your Child's Behavior

Purpose:

Learn healthy methods to change your child's behavior.

 

Relevant Terms:

Behavior, Positive attention, Routines, Expectations, Validation, Rewards, Patterns

ADHD

Purpose:

Learn About ADHD, what causes it, the signs, and treatment.

 

Relevant Terms:

ADHD, Focusing, Distraction, Therapy, Medication

How to Help Kids Have a Healthy Body Image

Purpose:

Discover ways to help kids develop a healthy body image.

 

Relevant Terms:

Body image, Feelings, Role model, Positive language, Complements, Puberty

Cast Care When Your Child Breaks A Bone

Purpose:

Explore answers to the most common questions regarding your child's cast.

 

Relevant Terms:

Put on, Taken Off, Rules.

Healthy Eating for Kids 2-8

Purpose:

Designed to help parents know how much nutrients per day their child (ages 2-8) requires according to the USDA.

 

Relevant Terms:

Protein, Veggies, Fruits, Grains, Dairy

Healthy Eating for Kids 9-18

Purpose:

Designed to help parents know how much nutrients per day their child (ages 9-18) requires according to the USDA.

 

Relevant Terms:

Protein, Veggies, Fruits, Grains, Dairy

First Year Developmental Milestones

Purpose:

Learn the average milestones for the first year of life.

 

Relevant Terms:

Milestones, 2 Months, 4 Months, 6 Months, 9 Months, 1 Year.

Screen Time

Purpose:

Explore screen time reccomendations.

 

Relevant Terms:

Limits, Social media

Sleep Training Your Baby

Purpose:

Explore various methods that parents can use to sleep train their baby.

 

Relevant Terms:

Sleep, Baby, Sleep training

Broken Bones First Aid

Purpose:

Describes instructions for first aid one can give for someone who has a broken bone.

 

Relevant Terms:

Broken bone, First aid, Fracture

Shoulder Replacement

Purpose:

Explore the indications, approaches, and recovery from total shoulder replacement.

 

Relevant Terms:

Indications, Approaches, Recovery, Total shoulder replacement

Hip Replacement

Purpose:

Explore the indications, approaches, and recovery from hip replacement.

 

Relevant Terms:

Indications, Approaches, Recovery, Hip replacement

Knee Replacement

Purpose:

Explore the indications, approaches, and recovery from knee replacement.

 

Relevant Terms:

Indications, Approaches, Recovery, Knee replacement

Scoliosis

Purpose:

Explore the screening and treatment of scoliosis.

 

Relevant Terms:

Lateral curvature, Screening, Bracing, Spinal fusion

Preventing GERD

Purpose:

Explore the do's and do not's to prevent GERD.

 

Relevant Terms:

GERD, Meals, Sleep, Gum, Wait, Smoking, Alcohol, Caffeine, Acidic foods

Why Diabetes Matters

Purpose:

Learn why diabetes matters, the importance of good blood sugar control, and what you can do to be healthy.

 

Relevant Terms:

Diabetes, Blood sugar

Benefits of the HPV Vaccine

Purpose:

Learn the numerous benefits of the HPV vaccine.

 

Relevant Terms:

Prevent cancer, Prevent vocal cord lesions, Prevent genital warts

Exercise Is Medicine

Purpose:

Explore how to access free exercises to help with common chronic medical conditions.

 

Relevant Terms:

Exercise Is Medicine, Chronic, Alzheimers, Hypertension, Cancer, Osteoarthritis, Diabetes, Parkinson's

Quitting Smoking

Purpose:

Explore the health benefits when you quit smoking.

 

Relevant Terms:

Smoking, COPD, Cancer, Stroke, Second hand smoke, Nicotine replacement

Preventing UTIs

Purpose:

Learn how to prevent urinary tract infections.

 

Relevant Terms:

Hydration, Potty training, Showers

Colonoscopy Guidelines

Purpose:

Learn up to date colonoscopy guidelines.

 

Relevant Terms:

Colonoscopy

A Guide To Healthy Teeth

Purpose:

Learn how to maintain healthy teeth.

 

Relevant Terms:

Brush, Floss, Fluoride, Calcium, Vitamin D

Why Vaccination Is Important

Purpose:

Explore the reasons to get vaccinated.

 

Relevant Terms:

Serious disease, Protect, Safe

Monkeypox

Purpose:

5 facts you need to know about monkeypox.

 

Relevant Terms:

Monkeypox, Infection, Disease, Outbreak, Prevention, Vaccine

Pre-Diabetes and Type 2 Diabetes Lower Your Blood Sugar and A1C

Purpose:

Learn how to lower your blood sugar and A1C in with lifestyle interventions.

 

Relevant Terms:

Meal plan, Mediterranean diet, Weight loss plan, Physical activity

My Medication List

Purpose:

A medication list template for patients to fill out and update as needed with instructions of where to keep it.

 

Relevant Terms:

Medication list, Template, Medications, Medicines, For patients

Bedsores

Purpose:

Provide information about bedsores and the symptoms, common locations, staging, causes, risk factors, and prevention.

 

Relevant Terms:

Bedsores, Pressure ulcers, Decubitus ulcers, Bedsore symptoms, Common bedsore locations, Bedsore staging, Bedsore causes, Bedsore risk factors, Bedsore prevention

Your Skin and The Sun

Purpose:

Discover some fast facts about your skin and the sun.

 

Relevant Terms:

Sun screen, Sun wear, Sun damage, Healing, Suspicious Spots, Timing

Why Get A TDAP Vaccine When Pregnant

Purpose:

Learn why a TDAP vaccine is recommended during pregnancy.

 

Relevant Terms:

TDAP, Pertussis, Whooping cough

Optimal Time Between Pregnancies

Purpose:

What is the optimal time between pregnancies? Learn what the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecologists recommends and why.

 

Relevant Terms:

Time between pregnancies, Contraception, Risks, ACOG

Birth Control Options

Purpose:

Explore methods of birth control and their effectiveness.

 

Relevant Terms:

Birth control, Reversible methods, Barrier methods, Permanent methods

Cervical Cancer Screening

Purpose:

Learn up to date guidelines on preventing cervical cancer.

 

Relevant Terms:

Cervical cancer, Pap smear, HPV

Mammogram Recommendations

Purpose:

Explore recommendations for when a mammogram is appropriate.

 

Relevant Terms:

Mammogram

Postpartum Depression

Purpose:

Learn about postpartum depression, including symptoms, when to get help, and how to get help.

 

Relevant Terms:

Postpartum Depression

Hot Flashes

Purpose:

What are hot flashes and what can I do about them?

 

Relevant Terms:

Hot flashes, Menopause, Sweating, Menopause symptoms, Night sweats

What is a Hymen

Purpose:

Explaining and understanding a misunderstood part of anatomy.

 

Relevant Terms:

Vagina, Hymen, Vulva, Anatomy, Women's health, Sex education, Sex, Virginity

Vaginal Discharge

Purpose:

Learn what vaginal discharge is, why it happens, if it is normal, and when to see a provider about it.

 

Relevant Terms:

Vaginal discharge, Puberty, Vagina, Mucus

Menopause

Purpose:

Menopause definition, symptoms, and treatment.

 

Relevant Terms:

Women's health, Aging, Vagina, Painful sex, Hormone, Hormone replacement therapy, Hot flashes, Menopause

Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP)

Purpose:

Explore the etiology, symptoms, evaluation, and treatment for POP.

 

Relevant Terms:

Pelvic Organ Prolapse, Women's Health, Urgency, Frequency, Incontinence, Dysparunia

Basic Guide To Contraception

Purpose:

Explore hormonal and non-hormonal contraceptive options.

 

Relevant Terms:

Birth control, Contraception, Hormonal, IUD, Pregnancy, Family planning

Foods to Avoid in Pregnancy

Purpose:

Guide to nutrition in pregnancy, focusing on foods that should be avoided.

 

Relevant Terms:

Pregnancy, Pregnant, Food, Nutrition

Postpartum Contraception

Purpose:

Explore contraceptive options after childbirth, focusing on when each option can be started, how they might impact breastfeeding and how effective they are at preventing unplanned pregnancy.

 

Relevant Terms:

Postpartum, contraception, birth control, IUD, implant, lactational amenorrhea, breastfeeding, progestin, birth control pills, childbirth, pregnancy

Cesarean Section vs Vaginal delivery

Purpose:

Compare cesarean section and vaginal delivery to help decide which may make the most sense for your pregnancy.

 

Relevant Terms:

Cesarean, C-section, C section, Vaginal delivery, Vaginal, Childbirth, Birth, Surgery, Pregnancy

Farmer and Rancher Burnout and Depression

Purpose:

Learn how to recognize burnout and depression in the farming and ranching population.

 

Relevant Terms:

Burnout, Depression, Stress, Changes

Private Well Water

Purpose:

Explore how to ensure your your private well water is safe and healthy.

 

Relevant Terms:

Yearly test, Bacteria, Nitrates, Health department

Rural Health Tips

Purpose:

The health of our rural communities is extremely important. Learn health tips specific to living in the country.

 

Relevant Terms:

Rural, Rainy days, Telehealth/Virtual Visits, Appointments

Farmer Health Tips

Purpose:

What can farmers do to improve their current and future health? Find out below!

 

Relevant Terms:

Farmers, Skin cancer protection, Hydration, Chemicals, Safety, Checkups

Rabies

Purpose:

Discover 6 facts about rabies.

 

Relevant Terms:

Foxes, Skunks, Raccoons, Bats, Viral, Vaccine, Rare

Destressing At Home

Purpose:

Explore methods to destress at home.

 

Relevant Terms:

Anxious, Energy, Exercise, Journal, Creative, Outside

Antidepressants

5 Facts About SSRIs

Purpose:

Learn about SSRIs and understand this common medication better.

 

Relevant Terms:

Depression, SSRI, Discontinuation syndrome

Dealing With Depression

Purpose:

Explore methods to help cope with depression.

 

Relevant Terms:

Exercise, Light Therapy, Volunteering, Medication

How To Box Breathe

Purpose:

Learn a proven way to help reduce stress and anxiety throughout the day.

 

Relevant Terms:

Box Breathe, Stress, Anxiety, Sleep, Clear your mind, Mitigate panic, Relax your mind and body

OCD

Purpose:

Educate on the definition, causes, symptoms and treatment for OCD.

 

Relevant Terms:

OCD, obsession, compulsion, mental health, SSRIs, Exposure Response Prevention

What is Autism?

Purpose:

Define Autism Spectrum Disorder and discuss the myths and facts of autism.

 

Relevant Terms:

Autism, ASD, social communication, neurodiversity, intellectual disability, developmental delay

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Purpose:

Understand the myths, causes, symptoms and treatments available for PTSD.

 

Relevant Terms:

PTSD, Trauma, Veteran, Sexual Assault, Nightmares, Flashbacks

Understanding Eating Disorders

Purpose:

Understand what an eating disorder is, signs and symptoms of 3 of the most common eating disorders, and ways to get help.

 

Relevant Terms:

Eating disorder, Anorexia, Bulimia, Binge-eating, Dieting, Bingeing, Purging, Fat, Thin, Body image

How to Find a Therapist

Purpose:

Finding a therapist can be overwhelming. Here are some tips for where to start!

 

Relevant Terms:

Therapist, Mental health, Therapy, Psychologist, Talk therapy, Stress, Coping, Talk, CBT, Tips

All About Anxiety

Purpose:

Learn about the symptoms, function and management of anxiety.

 

Relevant Terms:

Anxiety, Stress, Nervous, Worry, Headache, Sleep, Tired, Moody

Stress Management

Purpose:

To share easy and healthy ways to manage stress

 

Relevant Terms:

Stress management, Mental Health, Productivity, Well-being

How to Improve Your Sleep

Purpose:

Learn how to improve your sleep.

 

Relevant Terms:

Sleep, Sleep Hygiene

Benefits of Sleep

Purpose:

Explore the benefits of getting enough high-quality sleep.

 

Relevant Terms:

Sleep, Metabolism, Heart health, Focus, Memory, Immune health, Hormone regulation

Insomnia

Purpose:

Discover insomnia symptoms, treatments, and how improve your sleep hygiene.

 

Relevant Terms:

Behavioral changes, Sleep hygiene

Discover insomnia symptoms, treatments, and how improve your sleep hygiene.

How to Check Your Blood Pressure

Purpose:

Educating patients how to check their blood pressure at home. Why it is important to check blood pressure, where they can have it checked, and how often they should check it.

 

Relevant Terms:

Blood Pressure, Hypertension, Monitoring, Monitor, How To, Blood, Pressure

Patient Blood Pressure Log

Purpose:

Patient Blood Pressure Log supplements the "How to Take your Blood Pressure" Poster and provides a template for patients to use. It simplifies the CDC's version and uses less color.

 

Relevant Terms:

Blood, Pressure, Log, Patient, Date, Morning, Evening, Reading, Measurement, Measurements

Blood Pressure Medicines

Purpose:

General mechanisms of action of different blood pressure medications.

 

Relevant Terms:

Blood, Pressure, Blood Pressure, Medications, Medicines, Medicine, Medication, ACE Inhibitors, Angiotensin, Beta Blockers, Diuretics, Calcium Channel Blockers, Hypertension

Statins

Purpose:

Statins: the purpose of them, their side effects, common names, benefits, and who should take them.

 

Relevant Terms:

Statins, Medication, Cholesterol, LDL, HDL, Atherosclerosis, Heart attack, Stroke

Blood Thinners

Purpose:

Blood Thinners: who should take them, different types, how they work, safety practices, stopping blood thinners, common side effects and when to talk to your doctor.

 

Relevant Terms:

Blood thinners, Safety, Medication

Heart Failure Medications

Purpose:

Common medications used in the treatment of heart failure, their names, and how they work.

 

Relevant Terms:

Heart failure, Medications, ACE inhibitors, ARNI's, ARB's, Hydralazine, MRA's, SGLT 2 inhibitors, Digoxin, Ivabradine, Isosorbide dinitrate, Blood pressure, Diabetes, Cardiology

Atrial Fibrillation

Purpose:

Pulmonary Hypertension definition, causes, symptoms, and treatment options.

 

Relevant Terms:

Pulmonary hypertension, Pulmonary, Hypertension, lungs, heart

Peripheral Arterial Disease

Purpose:

Peripheral Arterial Disease definition, symptoms, risk factors, and treatment options.

 

Relevant Terms:

Peripheral arterial disease, PAD, legs, claudication, atherosclerosis, cholesterol

Pulmonary Hypertension

Purpose:

Pulmonary Hypertension definition, causes, symptoms, and treatment options.

 

Relevant Terms:

Pulmonary hypertension, Pulmonary, Hypertension, lungs, heart

CPR

Purpose:

Provides the steps of CPR, with explanations of what you should do for each step.

 

Relevant Terms:

CPR, First aid

Lowering Your Blood Pressure

Purpose:

Learn how lifestyle modifications can lower your blood pressure.

 

Relevant Terms:

Blood Pressure, Lifestyle, Healthy Decisions

The Dash Eating Plan

Purpose:

Designed to help lower high blood pressure and bad cholesterol.

 

Relevant Terms:

DASH, High blood pressure, Bad cholesterol

Caring For Your Contact Lenses

Purpose:

Learn good contact hygine practices.

 

Relevant Terms:

Inserting, Removing, Cleaning, Replacing, Avoid

Dry Eye

Purpose:

Explore the causes, symptoms, prevention, and treatments for dry eye.

 

Relevant Terms:

Dry eye, Burning, Irritation, Scratching, Artificial tear drops, Warm compress

Diabetes and Your Eyes

Purpose:

Discover how diabetes can effect your eyes.

 

Relevant Terms:

Diabetic retinopathy, Vision loss, Prevention, Yearly exams

Optometrist vs Ophthalmologist

Purpose:

Explain the differences between optometrists and ophthalmologists and how they help patients.

 

Relevant Terms:

Eyes, Optometrist, Ophthalmologist

Glaucoma

Purpose:

Explore what glaucoma is including the different types, some risk factors, diagnosis and treatment, and prevention.

 

Relevant Terms:

Glaucoma, Vision Loss, Prevention, Regular Eye Exams

Tinnitus/Ear Ringing

Purpose:

Learn about tinnitus/ear ringing and what you can do.

 

Relevant Terms:

Hearing test, Caffine, Stress, Obstructive Sleep apnea, Loud, White noise, Background noise

How To Clean Your Ears

Purpose:

Learn safe ear cleaning and what to avoid when cleaning your ears.

 

Relevant Terms:

Wax softening drops, External ear

Erectile Dysfunction

Purpose:

Learn about the causes and treatments for erectile dysfunction.

 

Relevant Terms:

Penis, Aging, Erectile dysfunction, Sex, Sex education

Painful Sex or Dyspareunia

Purpose:

Understanding causes, diagnosis, and treatments for painful sex.

 

Relevant Terms:

Dyspareunia, Sex, Sex education, Painful sex, Relationships

What is OMM

Purpose:

Discover OMM/OMT (osteopathic manipulative medicine/osteopathic treatment) and what it can treat.

 

Relevant Terms:

OMM, Pain, Noninvasive

Joint Injections

Purpose:

Explore the types, side effects, and details regarging joint injections.

 

Relevant Terms:

Joint injections, Steroids, Viscosupplementation, Aspiration, Flare

Pre-Operative Checklist

Purpose:

Learn what you need to know before having an operation.

 

Relevant Terms:

Pre-Operative, Medications, Infections, Day before surgury, Day of surgery

Hernia Surgery

Purpose:

Learn about hernia surgery.

 

Relevant Terms:

Hernia, Inguinal hernia, Umbilical hernia, Open, Laproscopic, Stiches, Mesh, Watchful waiting

General Anesthesia: What to Expect

Purpose:

To help people understand the process of being put under general anesthesia and what to expect immediately before, during, and immediately after

 

Relevant Terms:

Anesthesia

Pain Management Goals

Purpose:

To explain how providers track and treat patient pain to a manageable level.

 

Relevant Terms:

Pain management, pain rating, pain goals

What is an IV

Purpose:

What is an IV? How do they put one in? What are they used for?

 

Relevant Terms:

IV, Pediatrics, Fluids, Blood draw, Needle, Intravenous

What Describes Your Dizziness

Purpose:

Learn how to maintain healthy teeth.

 

Relevant Terms:

Dizziness, Vertigo, Disequilibrium, Lightheadedness, Weakness

What Describes Your Child's Limp

Purpose:

Framiliarize yourself with questions to ask if your child shows signs of a limp.

 

Relevant Terms:

Fractures, Infections, Tumors, Pain, Tests

Telemedicine: How to Image Your Throat

Purpose:

Learn how to take a good quality image of your throat.

 

Relevant Terms:

Flash, Video, Focus, Ahhhhh, Tongue, Retake

Telemedicine: Monitoring Devices

Purpose:

Discover devices that can help you monitor your health.

 

Relevant Terms:

Monitoring, Phone camera, Scale, Tape, Thermometer, Cuff, Pulse oximeter, Glucometer, EKG

What is a Whole Food

Purpose:

To simplify the definition of a whole food, touch on a negative dietary impact of processing foods, provide examples of whole foods, and guide readers on dietary components.

 

Relevant Terms:

Whole foods, Examples of whole foods, Dietary component guidelines, Nutrient guidelines

Clean Ingredients: Oil Alternatives

Purpose:

Explore the different ingredients (oils) in common grocery store food products, inform consumers about oil recommendations versus oils recommended to be limited in consumption through examples.

 

Relevant Terms:

Cooking oils, Inflammatory oils, Healthy oils, Ingredients, Soybean oil, Palm oil, Sunflower oils, Safflower oil, Vegetable oils, Canola oil, Avocado oil, Organic Extra Virgiin Coconut Oil, InOnAround

Nutrition Label Claims

Purpose:

Explores the differences between nutrient content claims, health claims, and structure/function claims with examples, provides a guide for how to use percent daily value to evaluate nutrient content.

 

Relevant Terms:

Nutrient content claims, Health claims, Structure/Function claims, Food label claims, Percent daily value

Whole Foods Grocery List

Purpose:

Provides reader with examples of whole foods while also allowing them to print/download a structured whole food grocery list, add ingredients, and take to the grocery store

 

Relevant Terms:

Whole foods, Whole foods grocery list, Whole foods nutrition, Whole foods guide

The Mediterranean Diet

Purpose:

Learn about the components of the Mediterranean diet and how to follow it.

 

Relevant Terms:

Mediterranean, Vegetables, Fruits, Whole grains, Beans, Legumes

Bladder Irritants

Purpose:

Learn behavioral modifications for overactive bladder syndrome.

 

Relevant Terms:

Urgency, Frequency, Incontinence, Nutrition, Prevention

Palliative Care

Purpose:

Give general information on palliative care, including what it is, what patients can be treated with palliative care, and where it may be provided.

 

Relevant Terms:

Palliative care, hospice care, serious illness

Hospice Care

Purpose:

Give general information on hospice care, including what it is, what patients can be treated with hospice care, and where it may be provided.

 

Relevant Terms:

Hospice care, palliative care, serious illness

Palliative Care vs. Hospice Care

Purpose:

Compares the key differences between palliative care and hospice care, including what treatment is provided and whether it is covered by insurance.

 

Relevant Terms:

Palliative care, Hospice, Differences

Advanced Care Planning Directives

Purpose:

What is Advanced Care Planning and why is it important? Everyone should have these documents in case something happens that makes you unable to communicate your wishes.

 

Relevant Terms:

Advanced care planning, Advanced directives, DNR, CPR, Intubation, Wishes, Surrogate, Power of attorney

Buscando por recursos de la comunidad

Objetivo:

Aprende a encontrar recursos fácilmente

 

Términos Relevantes:

Neighborhood Navigator, Despensas de Alimentos, Vivienda, Asistencia Financiera, Guardería, Atención Médica, Transporte, Educación, Trabajo

How To Use Our Materials: For Patients

Purpose:

Learn how patients can use Med Ed Materials.

 

Relevant Terms:

Vibrant, Quick, High quality, Evidence-based

How To Use Our Materials: For Practitioners

Purpose:

Learn how practioners can utilize Med Ed Materials.

 

Relevant Terms:

Print, Free, Download, Evidence-based

What Is Med Ed Materials

Purpose:

Discover what makes Med Ed Materials a leading source of healthcare information.

 

 

Relevant Terms:

Free access to educational materials, Create custom materials

Why Partner With Med Ed Materials

Purpose:

Learn the benefits of partnership with Med Ed Materials.

 

 

Relevant Terms:

Featured on our website, Featured on our social media, Poster requests

Why Donate To Med Ed Materials

Purpose:

Med Ed Materials: Our Mission, Who We Are, Why Donate?

 

Relevant Terms:

Med Ed Materials Virtual Donation Drive, Contribute, Support

Why Donate To Med Ed Materials With Tear Off Tabs

Purpose:

Med Ed Materials virtual donation stating Our Mission and Who We Are while providing the population with tear off QR code tabs.

 

Relevant Terms:

Med Ed Materials Virtual Donation Drive, Contribute, Support