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Kit. For professionals, this kit includes information and
tools to plan and implement National High Blood Pressure Education
Month activities. NHLBI Health Information Center. (301) 592-8573.
Guidelines for preventing high blood pressure. For consumers; National Heart Lung and Blood Institute.
Blood Pressure Information Slide Shows. For professionals,
this slide set includes 4 high blood pressure information update.
NHLBI Health Information Center. (301) 592-8573.
Hypertension Guidelines Quick Reference Card. For
professionals, this laminated card includes at-a-glance versions
of essential JNC 7 evaluation changes, new treatment algorithm,
and compelling indications for individual drug classes. NHLBI Health
Information Center. (301) 592-8573.
the Beat: Heart Healthy Recipes.
For consumers, this book contains 145 pages of tempting heart healthy,
taste-tested recipes. NHLB. (301) 592-8573.
Call to Action (2002). For professionals and consumers,
The "call to action" served to launch a major new heart
attack education campaign, "Act in Time to Heart Attack Signs".
Goals include: 1) Teach people how to recognize common heart attack
warning signs. 2) Emphasize the need to call 9-1-1 within 5 minutes
of a suspected heart attack. 3) Help people create a heart attack
survival plan. Resources for professionals & consumers include:
brochures (in English & Spanish), poster, wallet card, video,
and other cardiovascular information. National Heart, Lung, and
Blood Institute. (301) 496-4236.
for a Healthy Weight. For professionals and consumers,
this is a section from the NHLBI website, which includes
information and tools such as body mass index calculator, online
personalized menu planner, clinical guidelines evidence report,
executive summary of the guidelines and much more. Also includes
slide show for professional presentations use.
Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. (301)
Vitamins and Heart Disease Prevention (2002). For consumers,
this handout explains how B vitamins can help prevent heart
disease. Sections include: How to get enough B vitamins,
Facts about B vitamins and Where are they? Food sources
are given for folate, vitamin B12, and vitamin B6. foodandhealth.com
Nutrition: Strategies and Tools for Disease Management and Prevention
(1998). For professionals, this book covers evaluation techniques,
treatment goals, and management strategies for dyslipidemia and
hypertension, and effective strategies and practical tools for assessing
and managing patients at risk for heart disease as well as case
studies and specific recommendations for improving patient adherence.
The needs of special populations, including older adults, are addressed
(ADA # 159X). American Dietetic Association.
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Heart IQ quiz. For professionals and consumers, this
quiz is a great waiting room resource, and a good discussion
starter, too! The 1-page true-false quiz "tests" your
patients' knowledge of heart disease and its risk factors. The answers
and explanations on the back provide info on cardiovascular disease
risk factors (e.g. smoking, and overweight) and how controlling
them can reduce risk. National
Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. (301)
Bingo Game (2000). For professionals and consumers, this
game is a fun way to teach clients about diet and heart disease.
It is perfect in weight loss programs, cardiac rehab, wellness classes,
low-income populations, families, and diabetes management.
Heart Bingo encourages the audience to participate and promotes
further discussion. The game includes: 30-copy ready score
sheets, 50 Q & A cards with teaching tips, Q & A reference
sheets, overheads, handouts, and bonus quiz. Food and Health
Communications. (800) 462-2352.
Medical Nutrition Therapy Protocol (2001). For professionals,
this ADA MNT Evidence Based Guide for Practice is available
on CD-ROM*. The guide includes the latest recommendations
Third Report of the National Cholesterol Education Program (NCEP)
Expert Panel on Detection, Evaluation, and Treatment of High Blood
Cholesterol in Adults (Adult Treatment Panel III, or ATP III). American
Dietetic Association. (800) 877-1600, ext. 5000
Cardiovascular Health in African Americans Package of 7 Easy-To-Read
Booklets (1997). For consumers, this booklet provides
specific information on improving heart health and identifies steps
to promote healthy lifestyles among African Americans. Topics include
cholesterol number, lower cholesterol, prevent hypertension, eat
less salt, lose weight, physical activity, and stop smoking. NIH
Publication # 55-832. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
Information Center. (301) 592-8573.
VI Guide to Prevention and Treatment of Hypertension (1997).
For professionals, this tool
is designed to help clinicians stratify hypertension
patients by blood pressure stage and cardiovascular risks and determine
goal blood pressure and specific treatment, as recommended in the
new clinical practice guidelines. NIH Publication # 55-888. NHLBI
Healthy America. For professionals, this booklet provides
4 topics include "Eating Right," heart healthy recipes;
"Cholesterol Reduction," menu plan featuring foods high
in starch and fiber; "Hypertension," information on antihypertensive
treatment programs and dietary recommendations; and "Living
Fit," a discussion of improving heart health through diet and
exercise. A single set of 4 will be sent if requested on professional
Mazola Live Healthy America.
PO Box 307
Coventry, CT 06238
Cholesterol Education Month Training Kit (September 2001).
For professionals and consumers, this web-based kit contains
a variety of materials and tools that will assist you in bringing
the latest information on cholesterol lowering into your community,
program, or practice. The theme for the first Cholesterol Month
of the new millennium is, "Know your cholesterol numbers, know
your risk." This theme highlights two of the main thrusts of
the newest cholesterol guidelines, clearly emphasizing the importance
of having your cholesterol measured and knowing your risk of developing
heart disease. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. (301)
publishes new heart healthy recipe book, "Keep the Beat" which includes
recipes grew out of research and education projects supported by
NHLBI, such as Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) and
Stay Young at Heart. These programs addressed ways to help Americans
reduce intake of calories, saturated fat, cholesterol and sodium.
from Heart Problems Through Cardiac Rehabilitation. For professionals
and consumers, focuses on supervised programs of exercise, low-fat
diets, and healthy habits that are based on heart rehabilitation
guidelines from the Agency
for Healthcare Research and Quality.
Report of the Joint National Committee on Prevention, Detection,
Evaluation, and Treatment of High Blood Pressure (2000).
For professionals, this guidelines contain important information
for primary care clinicians concerning high blood pressure prevention
and control. Stresses lifestyle modification to prevent high blood
pressure and focuses on stratifying patients according to blood
pressure stage and cardiovascular risk to guide treatment decisions.
Includes a revised treatment algorithm, medication charts, and other
convenient references to aid the clinician. NIH Publication # 98-4080.
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. (301)
Seventh Report of the Joint National Committee on Prevention, Detection,
Evaluation, and Treatment of High Blood Pressure (5/2003).
For professionals and consumers, these guidelines focus on
practical applications of the new evidence, including a revised
treatment algorithm, drug tables, and convenient references. National
High Blood Pressure Education Program. (301) 592-8573.
Practical Guide to the Identification, Evaluation, and Treatment
of Overweight and Obesity in Adults (2001).
guide was developed cooperatively by the North American Association
for the Study of Obesity (NAASO) and the National Heart, Lung, and
Blood Institute (NHLBI). It is based on the Clinical Guidelines
on the Identification, Evaluation, and Treatment of Overweight and
Obesity in Adults: Evidence Report developed by the NHLBI Expert
Panel and released in June 1998. The Expert Panel used an evidence-based
methodology to develop key recommendations for assessing and treating
overweight and obese patients. The goal of the Practical Guide is
to provide the tools you need to effectively manage your overweight
and obese adult patients. National
Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. (301)
Tofu? For consumers, this Video with booklet covers new
research about soy's effects on cancer and heart disease. Morinaga
Nutritional Foods, Inc. (310) 787-0200.