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AIDS/HIV

AIDS/HIV - Your Questions Answered PDF Document
Source: Dept. of Human Services - Melbourne, Australia

The Effects of HIV/AIDS PDF Document
Source: Multicultural HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis C Service - Australia

Get tested for HIVPDF Document
Source: New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

Having an HIV Test PDF Document
Source: NSW Health Dept. - Australia

HIV/AIDS: Common Terms PDF Document
Source: Multicultural HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis C Service - Australia

HIV Health and Treatment PDF Document
Source: Multicultural HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis C Service - Australia

HIV InfectionPDF Document
Source: Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services

HIV Patient Fact SheetPDF Document
Source: New South Wales Health Department - Australia

HIV/STD: Know the Facts and Protect Yourself PDF Document
Source: Los Angeles County Health Services

If Your HIV Test is PositivePDF Document
Source: New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

Living with HIV/AIDS PDF Document
Source: Multicultural HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis C Service - Australia

Safer Sex PDF Document
Source: Department of Health - Hong Kong

TB and HIV - A Dangerous Partnership PDF Document
Source: Virginia Department of Health/Healthy Roads Media

Video video Audio Sound

What is HIV?PDF Document
Source: U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants - Arlington, VA

Why HIV Testing is Important for YOUPDF Document
Source: Department of Public Health - Seattle & King County, Washington


Alcohol

Alcohol and Depression PDF Document
Source: Royal College of Psychiatrists - United Kingdom

Alcohol and drug problems happen in all kinds of familiesPDF Document
Source: New South Wales Health Department - Australia

Alcohol and Drug Treatment: How It Works, And How It Can Help You PDF Document
Source: U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Drink Smart
Source: Department of Health - Hong Kong

Liver Cirrhosis
Source: Department of Health - Hong Kong


Allergy

Allergic Reactions PDF Document
Source: Massachusetts College of Emergency Physicians/St. Elizabeth's Medical Center - Boston, MA

Allergy and Allergy TestingPDF Document
Source: Children's Hospital at Westmead - Australia

Food Allergies, OR just Food Fussiness? PDF Document
Source: State of Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services

Peanut Allergy Fact SheetPDF Document
Source: New South Wales Health Department - Australia

Severe Food Allergies in ChildrenPDF Document
Source: Ministry of Health Services - British Columbia, Canada


Anxiety

Anxiety and PhobiasPDF Document
Source: Royal College of Psychiatrists - United Kingdom

Anxiety Disorders PDF Document
Source: University Health Network - Toronto, Canada

Anxiety in Children PDF Document
Source: New South Wales Health Department - Australia

Help for Anxiety Problems PDF Document
Source: New South Wales Health Department - Australia

Is My Child Quiet or Could it be a Disorder PDF Document
Source: NYU Child Study Center

Kids and Anxiety: When It's More Than Just "Jitters"PDF Document
Source: NYU Child Study Center

Panic Disorder PDF Document
Source: National Alliance on Mental Illness

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder PDF Document
Source: National Alliance on Mental Illness

School Anxiety PDF Document
Source: NYU Child Study Center

Shyness and Social Phobias PDF Document
Source: Royal College of Psychiatrists - United Kingdom


Arthritis

See also:

Basic Facts About ArthritisPDF Document
Source: Oklahoma Arthritis Network/Oklahoma State Department of Health

Complementary therapies (for Arthritis) PDF Document
Source: Arthritis Australia

Dealing with Pain (Arthritis) PDF Document
Source: Arthritis Australia

Fish oils (for Arthritis) PDF Document
Source: Arthritis Australia

Glucosamine and chondroitin (for Arthritis) PDF Document
Source: Arthritis Australia

Healthy eating and arthritis PDF Document
Source: Arthritis Australia

Improve Your Balance PDF Document
Source: New South Wales Health Department - Australia

Living Well with OsteoarthritisPDF Document
Source: Arthritis Society - Canada

Living Well with Rheumatoid ArthritisPDF Document
Source: Arthritis Society - Canada

Looking After Your Legs PDF Document
Source: New South Wales Health Department - Australia

Medicines and Arthritis PDF Document
Source: Arthritis Australia

Methotrexate (for Arthritis) PDF Document
Source: Arthritis Australia

NSAIDS (for Arthritis) PDF Document
Source: Arthritis Australia

Osetoarthritis? PDF Document
Source: Arthritis Australia

Osteoarthritis of the Hand
Source: Department of Elderly Health Services - Hong Kong

Osteoarthritis of the Knee
Source: Department of Elderly Health Services - Hong Kong

Paracetamol (for Arthritis) PDF Document
Source: Arthritis Australia

Rheumatoid Arthritis PDF Document
Source: Arthritis Australia

Think Ahead - How to Manage Arthritis Pain and FatiguePDF Document
Source: Arthritis Society - Canada

Top 10 Exercises for Arthritis PDF Document
Source: Arthritis Society - Canada

What is Arthritis? PDF Document
Source: Arthritis Australia


Asthma

Adult Asthma InformationPDF Document
Source: New South Wales Health Department - Australia

AsthmaPDF Document
Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota

Asthma and Children: a Guide to Coping
Source: New South Wales Health Department - Australia
Videovideo

Audio Sound

Asthma Basics: DiagnosisPDF Document
Source: Asthma Society of Canada

Asthma Basics: Kids PDF Document
Source: Asthma Society of Canada

Asthma Basics: Medication (Asthma Society of Canada) PDF Document
Source: Asthma Society of Canada

Asthma Basics: Triggers PDF Document
Source: Asthma Society of Canada

Asthma MedicinesPDF Document
Source: Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota

Asthma Trigger Control PDF Document
Source: Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota

Children’s asthma: a resource pack for parents and carersPDF Document
Source: New South Wales Health Department - Australia

FAQs about asthma PDF Document
Source: Asthma U.K.

How to Open Your Closed Airways PDF Document
Source: Los Angeles County Health Services

Inhalers PDF Document
Source: Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota

Learning About Asthma PDF Document
Source: WGBH Educational Foundation - Boston, Massachusetts

Managing Childhood Asthma PDF Document
Source: NYU Child Study Center

Peak Flow Meter PDF Document
Source:Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota

Peak Flow Meter/Using the Zone System
Source: University of Michigan - Japanese Family Health Program

What is Asthma?PDF Document
Source: U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants - Arlington, VA


Autism

Asperger's SyndromePDF Document
Source: New York University Child Study Center

Asperger's SyndromePDF Document
Source: Asperger's Association of New England

Autism: An Overview for Parents PDF Document
Source: The Autism Consortium

Autism Fact Sheet PDF Document
Source: University of Southern California and Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

Early Childhood Milestone MapPDF Document
Source: Autism Speaks


Birth Control

Diaphragms PDF Document
Source: New South Wales Health Department - Australia

Family Planning: Learn What Method Works for You PDF Document
Source: Los Angeles County Health Services

Male Condom PDF Document
Source: New South Wales Health Department - Australia


Bone and Joint Care

See also:

Back Health And Safety from Health Information Translations PDF Document
Source: Health Information Translations

Bone DensitometryPDF Document
Source: Department of Radiology - University of Wasington

Bone X-rayPDF Document
Source: Department of Radiology - University of Wasington

Dealing with Backache
Source: Department of Health - Hong Kong

Exercises for Your Back from Health Information Translations PDF Document
Source: Health Information Translations

Good News About Bad BacksPDF Document
Source: New South Wales Health Department - Australia

Gout
Source: Department of Elderly Health Services - Hong Kong

Lower Back PainPDF Document
Source: Department of Elderly Health Services - Hong Kong

MRI of the SpinePDF Document
Source: Department of Radiology - University of Wasington

MyelogramPDF Document
Source: Department of Radiology - University of Wasington

Rules to Follow After Back SurgeryPDF Document
Source: New South Wales Health Department - Australia

Rules to Follow After Hip SurgeryPDF Document
Source: New South Wales Health Department - Australia

Your Guide to Strong BonesPDF Document
Source: Osteoporosis Canada


Breast Cancer

See also:

After a Needle Breast BiopsyPDF Document
Source: California Pacific Medical Center - San Francisco, CA

Breast awareness for all womenPDF Document
Source: Cancer Council of South Australia

Breast CancerPDF Document
Source: Patient Education Institute/EthnoMed

Breast Cancer
Source: Hong Kong Cancer Fund

Breast Cancer [Booklet]PDF Document
Source: Hong Kong Cancer Fund

Breast CancerPDF Document
Source: Vietnamese Community Health Promotion Project

Breast Cancer Dictionary PDF Document
Source: American Cancer Society

Breast Cancer Factsheet PDF Document
Source: University Health Network - Toronto, Canada

Breast Cancer Information SheetPDF Document
Source: Asian American Network for Cancer Awareness, Research & Training

Breast Cancer Overview PDF Document
Source: American Cancer Society

Breast screening: the factsPDF Document
Source: NHS Screening Programmes - UK

Breast Reconstruction After Mastectomy PDF Document
Source: American Cancer Society

Exercises After Breast Surgery PDF Document
Source: American Cancer Society

If You Have Breast Cancer PDF Document
Source: American Cancer Society

Lumpectomy: Patient Guide PDF Document
Source: American Cancer Society

Mammography: Do It for Yourself, Do It for Your Family
Source: U.S. National Cancer Institute

Mammography Information
Source: U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Mastectomy: Patient Guide PDF Document
Source: American Cancer Society

OB/GYN Cancer
Source: Korean American Cancer Project in Maryland/ Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Routine Health Exams for Women (Pap Test, Mammograms)PDF Document
Source: U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants - Arlington, VA

Understanding treatment for breast cancer: A guide for womenPDF Document [Booklet]
Source: Canadian Cancer Society


Breast Feeding

See also:

Blocked ducts and mastitisPDF Document
Source: New South Wales Health Department - Australia

Breastfeeding Basics PDF Document
Source: Health Information Translations

Breastfeeding Problems PDF Document
Source: Health Information Translations

Breastfeeding Your BabyPDF Document
Source: United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)

Can breastfeeding prevent illnesses?PDF Document
Source: La Leche League International

Complementary FeedsPDF Document
Source: New South Wales Health Department - Australia

Engorgement and Too Much MilkPDF Document
Source: New South Wales Health Department - Australia

Feeding Your Baby Birth to 8 MonthsPDF Document
Source: Washington State Department of Health - Division of Environmental Health

Getting Started Breastfeeding Your Baby PDF Document
Source: Health Information Translations

How Breastfeeding WorksPDF Document
Source: New South Wales Health Department - Australia

How often will I have to pump when I go back to work?PDF Document
Source: La Leche League International

How to Express BreastmilkPDF Document
Source: New South Wales Health Department - Australia

How to Store BreastmilkPDF Document
Source: New South Wales Health Department - Australia

Increasing Your Milk SupplyPDF Document
Source: New South Wales Health Department - Australia

Mastitis Causes, prevention and treatmentPDF Document
Source: New South Wales Health Department - Australia

Medicines and BreastfeedingPDF Document
Source: Royal Women's Hospital -Melbourne, Australia

My breast hurts. What can I do?PDF Document
Source: La Leche League International

Preventing Rickets in Breastfed BabiesPDF Document
Source: EthnoMed

Pumping and Storing Breast Milk PDF Document
Source: Health Information Translations

Putting Your Baby to the BreastPDF Document
Source: New South Wales Health Department - Australia

Sore and Cracked NipplesPDF Document
Source: New South Wales Health Department - Australia

Use and care of dummies (pacifiers)PDF Document
Source: New South Wales Health Department - Australia

Working and BreastfeedingPDF Document
Source: New South Wales Health Department - Australia

You Can Breastfeed Your BabyPDF Document
Source: Los Angeles County Health Services


Breast Health

See also:

Breast awareness for all womenPDF Document
Source: Cancer Council of South Australia

Breast Cysts PDF Document
Source: Royal Women's Hospital - Melbourne, Australia


Cancer

See also:

Bladder CancerPDF Document
Source: Hong Kong Cancer Fund

Cancer 101 series PDF Document
Source: EthnoMed/Harborview Medical Center - Seattle, WA

Cancer 101: Cancer Detection and Screening PDF Document

Cancer 101: Cancer Diagnosis and Staging PDF Document

AudioSound

Cancer 101: Cancer Risk and Risk Reduction PDF Document

Cancer 101: Cancer Treatment PDF Document

Cancer - What is Cancer? PDF Document
Source: EthnoMed/Harborview Medical Center - Seattle, WA

Cancer Facts for Women PDF Document
Source: American Cancer Society

Cancer Related Fatigue PDF
Source: Health Information Translations

Cancer Survivors Network PDF Document
Source: American Cancer Society

Cancer that cannot be curedPDF Document
Source: Cancer Council of South Australia

Caring for the Patient with Cancer at Home: A Guide for Patients and Families PDF Document
Source: American Cancer Society

Chest X-rayPDF Document
Source: Department of Radiology - University of Wasington

Clinical Trials - What you need to know: A guide for people with cancerPDF Document
Source: Canadian Cancer Society

Diagnosing cancerPDF Document
Source: Cancer Council of South Australia

Diet and Cancer [Booklet] PDF Document
Source: Hong Kong Cancer Fund

Gynecologic Cancers: What Women Need to KnowPDF Document
Source: Office of Women's Health - Department of Health Servcies California

Leukaemia, Myeloma and Lymphoma PDF Document
Source: Leukaemia Foundation - Australia

Liver Biopsy PDF Document
Source: University Health Network - Toronto, Canada

Liver Cancer
Source: Hong Kong Cancer Fund

Liver Cancer [Booklet]PDF Document
Source:Hong Kong Cancer Fund

Liver CancerPDF Document
Source: Harborview Medical Center/ Asian American Network for Cancer Awareness Research and Training/ EthnoMed

Multiple Myeloma Patient Handbook [Booklet]PDF Document
Source: International Myeloma Foundation

Nasopharyngeal Cancer
Source: Hong Kong Cancer Fund

Non-Hodgkin's Lymphomas
Source: Hong Kong Cancer Fund

Ovarian Cancer: What Women Need to KnowPDF Document
Source: Office of Women's Health - Dept. of Health Services, California

Pain relief: A guide for people with cancerPDF Document
Source: Canadian Cancer Society

Sore Mouth or Throat with Cancer Treatment PDF
Source: Health Information Translations

Stomach Cancer
Source: Hong Kong Cancer Fund

Stomach Cancer [Booklet]PDF Document
Source: Hong Kong Cancer Fund

Testicular Cancer
Source: Department of Health - Hong Kong

Understanding Leukaemia and related blood disordersPDF Document
Source: Leukaemia Foundation - Australia

Uterine Cancer: What Women Need to KnowPDF Document
Source: Office of Women's Health - Department of Health Services, California

What is Cancer
Source: Korean American Cancer Project in Maryland/ Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

What is cancer?PDF Document
Source: Cancer Council of South Australia

When someone has cancer: how you can helpPDF Document
Source: Canadian Cancer Society


Cancer - Living with Cancer

Cancer Related Fatigue PDF
Source: Health Information Translations

Cancer that cannot be curedPDF Document
Source: Cancer Council of South Australia

Caring for the Patient with Cancer at Home: A Guide for Patients and Families PDF Document
Source: American Cancer Society

Changes in Taste and Smell with Cancer Treatment PDF
Source: Health Information Translations

Diet and Cancer [Booklet] PDF Document
Source: Hong Kong Cancer Fund

Learning to relax when you have cancerPDF Document
Source: Cancer Council of South Australia

Nutrition for the Person With Cancer During Treatment: A Guide for Patients and Families PDF Document
Source: American Cancer Society

Sexuality and cancer: A guide for people with cancerPDF Document
Source: Canadian Cancer Society

When someone has cancer: how you can helpPDF Document
Source: Canadian Cancer Society


Cancer Prevention and Cancer Screening

Breast awareness for all womenPDF Document
Source: Cancer Council of South Australia

Breast screening: the factsPDF Document
Source: NHS Screening Programmes - UK

Cancer 101: Cancer Detection and Screening PDF Document

Cancer 101: Cancer Risk and Risk Reduction PDF Document

Cancer Screening for MenPDF Document
Source: Los Angeles County Health Services

Cancer Screening for WomenPDF Document
Source: Los Angeles County Health Services

Cancer Screenings: Early Detection Can Save Your LifePDF Document
Source: Los Angeles County Health Services

Cervical screening: the factsPDF Document
Source: National Health Services Screening Programmes - UK

Chest X-rayPDF Document
Source: Department of Radiology - University of Wasington

Colon Cancer and How to Prevent I [3-Part Video Series]video
Source: EthnoMed/Vietnamese community in Minnesota/Vietnamese Social Services of Minnesota Cancer Education Program/American Cancer Society/Minnesota Cancer Alliance/Get Your Rear in Gear

Colon Cancer and How to Prevent It - "Colonoscopy"
Colon Cancer and How to Prevent It - "Survivor Story"
Colon Cancer and How to Prevent It - "Colon Cancer"

Colon Testing Can Save Your Life PDF Document
Source: American Cancer Society

Colonoscopy Test Preparation with FleetsPDF Document
Source: EthnoMed/Healthyway Software

Colonoscopy Test Preparation with GolytelyPDF Document
Source: EthnoMed/Healthyway Software

Colorectal Cancer: 5 Screening TestsPDF Document
Source: EthnoMed/Healthy Roads Media

Videovideo AudioSound

Finding bowel cancer earlyPDF Document
Source: Cancer Council of South Australia

Five Lifesaving Things You Can DoPDF Document
Source: American Cancer Society

Get Checked! 50 or Older? Get a Colonoscopy to Prevent Colon CancerPDF Document
Source: New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

Healthy eating to reduce cancer riskPDF Document
Source: Cancer Council of South Australia

Mammography: Do It for Yourself, Do It for Your Family
Source: U.S. National Cancer Institute

Mammography Information
Source: U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Promoting Good Health and Preventing CancersPDF Document
Source: Asian American Network for Cancer Awareness, Research & Training

Routine Health Exams for Women (Pap Test, Mammograms)PDF Document
Source: U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants - Arlington, VA

Tips for Cancer PreventionPDF Document
Source: Asian American Network for Cancer Awareness, Research & Training


Cancer Treatments

Basics of Marrow and Cord Blood TransplantPDF Document
Source: National Marrow Donor Program

Cancer 101: Cancer Treatment PDF Document

Cancer Treatment Side Effects PDF
Source: Health Information Translations

Changes in Taste and Smell with Cancer Treatment PDF
Source: Health Information Translations

Chemoembolization PDF Document
Source: Department of Radiology - University of Washington

ChemotherapyPDF Document
Source: Health Information Translations

Chemotherapy: a guide for people with cancerPDF Document
Source: Canadian Cancer Society

Chemotherapy [Booklet] PDF Document
Source: Hong Kong Cancer Fund

Cord Blood TransplantsPDF Document
Source: National Marrow Donor Program

Handling Chemotherapy SafelyPDF Document
Source: Health Information Translations

Having ChemotherapyPDF Document
Source: California Pacific Medical Center - San Francisco, CA

Having Radiation TherapyPDF Document
Source: California Pacific Medical Center - San Francisco, CA

Dry Mouth with Cancer Treatment PDF
Source: Health Information Translations

Eating well during treatment PDF Document
Source: Cancer Council of South Australia

Loss of Appetite with Cancer Treatment PDF
Source: Health Information Translations

Mouth Care with Cancer Treatment PDF
Source: Health Information Translations

Nausea and Vomiting with Cancer Treatment PDF
Source: Health Information Translations

Nutrition for the Person With Cancer During Treatment: A Guide for Patients and Families PDF Document
Source: American Cancer Society

Radiation Therapy PDF Document
Source: Health Information Translations

RadiotherapyPDF Document [Booklet]
Source: Hong Kong Cancer Fund

Reduced-intensity TransplantsPDF Document
Source: National Marrow Donor Program

Sore Mouth or Throat with Cancer Treatment PDF
Source: Health Information Translations

Treating cancerPDF Document
Source: Cancer Council of South Australia

Weight Gain with Cancer Treatment PDF
Source: Health Information Translations

Weight Loss with Cancer Treatment PDF
Source: Health Information Translations


Cervical Cancer

Cervical Cancer: What Women Need to Know PDF Document
Source:Office of Women's Health - Department of Health Services, California

Cervical CancerPDF Document
Source: Hong Kong Cancer Fund

Cervical screening: the factsPDF Document
Source: National Health Services Screening Programmes - UK

OB/GYN Cancer
Source: Korean American Cancer Project in Maryland/ Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Routine Health Exams for Women (Pap Test, Mammograms)PDF Document
Source: U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants - Arlington, VA