Recent Additions to Consumer Health Choices

We’re always expanding our campaigns. Here are the latest updates to our catalog.

 

As of October 24, 2016

From the Choosing Wisely campaign

Antibiotic Treatment in the Hospital

Spanish

Antibiotics for People With Catheters

Spanish

Antibiotics For Your Skin

Plain English

Artery and Vein Problems

Plain English

Spanish

Avoid Opioids for Most Long-Term Pain

Plain English

Spanish

Back Pain Tests and Treatments

Spanish

Clogged Neck Arteries

Spanish

CT Scans in the Emergency Department

Plain English

Spanish

Do You Need a CT Scan for a Head Injury?

Plain English

Five Ways to be Smart About Back Pain (poster)

Plain English

Getting the Right Care to Stay Healthy as You Age

Plain English

HIV: When You Need CD4 Tests

Plain English

Hospital Hazards

Spanish

Managing Side Effects of Cancer and its Treatments

Plain English

Opioids for Pain (rack card)

Plain English

Spanish

Overactive Bladder and Pelvic Organ Prolapse

Plain English

Spanish

When you Need a CT Scan to Check for a Blood Clot in Your Lungs

Plain English

Which Dental Treatments are Right for You?

Plain English

Spanish

Why the Doctor may not Order a CT Scan for Kidney Stones (ACEP)

Plain English

You May Not Need Antibiotics For Your Skin

Plain English

 

As of March 14, 2016

From the Choosing Wisely campaign

Plain English versions:

Treatments and Tests Your Baby may not Need in the Hospital

Back Pain Tests and Treatments

Antibiotic Treatment in the Hospital

Tests and Treatments for Prostate Cancer

PSA Tests for Prostate Cancer 

Antibiotics for People with Catheters

Clogged Neck Arteries

When it’s Hard to get Pregnant

Spanish versions:

Exámenes y tratamientos para el cáncer de próstata

Tomografías de todo el cuerpo para detectar cáncer

Dolor de cuello y espalda

Cuando es difícil embarazarse

Pruebas de CMR para el dolor de pecho y examen cardíaco

Cómo tomar decisiones inteligentes sobre las pruebas genéticas

Resfriados, influenza y otras enfermedades respiratorias en adultos

Tratamiento de la Fascitis Plantar

From the High Value Care campaign

Vaccines for Adults (poster)

Vacunas para adultos (poster)

From the Best Buy Drugs campaign

Best Buy Drugs Fact Sheets

 

As of November 25, 2015

From the Choosing Wisely campaign

Plain English versions:

Neck and Back Pain: When You Need Tests (AANEM)

Making Smart Decisions About Genetic Testing (ACMG)

Blood Tests in the Hospital (SHM)

Antibiotics for Respiratory Illness in Adults (IDSA)

CMR Tests for Chest Pain and Cardiac Screening (SCMR)

Dietary Supplements to Prevent Heart Disease or Cancer (ACPM)

Whole-Body Scans to Screen for Cancer (ACPM)

Stable Heart Disease (SCAI)

Radiation Therapy for Cancer (ASTRO)

Spanish versions:

Pruebas de sangre cuando usted está en el hospital

Suplementos dietéticos para prevenir la enfermedad cardíaca o el cáncer

Enfermedad cardíaca estable

La radioterapia para el cáncer

La radioterapia para los cánceres ginecológicos y de seno

Las pastillas para dormir para el insomnio

Medicinas para tratar el cáncer

Evite dar somníferos a los niños con insomnio

Pregúntele a su médico: ¿Necesito esta prueba o tratamiento para el cáncer?

Pruebas de esfuerzo después de un procedimiento de endoprótesis o colocación de stent

Monitoreo del latido cardíaco del bebé durante el trabajo de parto

 

From the High Value Care campaign

Adult Vaccines: Protect Yourself and Your Family (ACP)

Vacunas para adultos: protéjase usted y proteja a su familia

Take Control of Your Health (ACP)

Encárguese de su salud

Where to Go for Healthcare When You Need It (ACP)

A dónde ir para recibir atención médica cuando la necesita

 

From Consumer Reports

America’s Antibiotic Crisis

 

As of June 29, 2015

From the Choosing Wisely campaign

Plain English versions:

Treating Plantar Fasciitis

Radiation therapy for breast and gynecologic cancers

Sleeping pills for insomnia

Avoid sleeping pills for children with insomnia

Hospital Hazards

Monitoring your baby’s heartbeat during labor

Stress tests after a stent procedure

Medicines to treat cancer

Spanish versions:

Blood transfusions for anemia in the hospital

Screening tests for brain aneurysms

Think your child needs antibiotics?

Antibiotics: Will They Help You or Hurt You?

 

From Consumer Reports

Best Drugs for Less

9 Great Health Articles Worth Reading Again

Your Medical Data: What You Need to Know Now

 

As of April 17, 2015

From the Choosing Wisely campaign

Plain English versions:

Blood transfusions for anemia in the hospital

Questions about radiation for cancer

5 Questions to Ask Your Doctor Before You Get Any Test, Treatment, or Procedure

Screening tests for brain aneurysms

Think your child needs antibiotics?

Do I need this cancer test or treatment?

Antibiotics: Will They Help You or Hurt You?

Preventing seizures after an ischemic stroke

Blood tests to show your risk for miscarriage

Brain scans for head injuries 

Medicines to relieve chronic pain 

Tests and treatments your employees may not need

 

Spanish versions:

Think your child needs antibiotics?

Antibiotics: Will They Help You or Hurt You?

Questions about radiation for cancer

5 Questions to Ask Your Doctor Before You Get Any Test, Treatment, or Procedure

Preventing seizures after an ischemic stroke

Blood tests to show your risk for miscarriage

Medicines to relieve chronic pain

Brain scans for head injuries

Tests and treatments your employees may not need

Tests & treatments for urinary tract infections (UTIs) in older people

 

From Consumer Reports

A Beautiful Death

It’s Time to Get Mad About the Outrageous Cost of Health Care

How to live well into your 80s and beyond

How Not to Get Sick(er) in the Hospital

California: How Does Your Doctor Compare? (2015)

 

As of November 16, 2014

From the Choosing Wisely campaign

Plain English versions:

Advice for Caregivers

Treating Lower Back Pain (NASS)

Medical Tests Before Surgery

Physical Therapy (APTA)

Tests & Treatments for Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs) in Older People (AGS/AMDA)

 

Spanish versions:

Screening Tests

Physical Therapy (APTA)

Treating Lower Back Pain (NASS)

Screening Tests for Ovarian Cancer (SGO)

Advice for Caregivers

CT Scans for Children with Head Injuries (AAP)

Home Apnea Monitors for SIDs (AAP)

Heart Stress Tests Before Chest Surgery (STS)

Medical Tests Before Surgery

Treating Acute Blood Clots (ASH)

 

From Consumers Union

Ten Health Insurance Enrollment Tools

 

From Consumer Reports

Ten over-the-counter drugs to avoid during pregnancy

Quick Tips For A Safe Pregnancy

10 Things To Reject In the Delivery Room

The Great Fish Debate

What hospitals don’t want you to know about C-sections

10 Things To Do During Your Pregnancy and Labor

Thinking of Getting Pregnant?

 

From National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization

Palliative and Hospice Care

Palliative and Hospice Care (in Spanish)

 

 

As of September 8, 2014

From the Choosing Wisely campaign

Plain English versions:

Screening Tests for Ovarian Cancer (SGO)

Treating Acute Blood Clots (ASH)

5 Ways to be Smart About Ovarian Cancer (SGO)

Spanish versions:

Palliative Care (AAHPM) 

Treating Frequent Headaches with Pain Relievers (AHS)

Antibiotics: When You Need Them and When You Don’t

5 Ways to be Smart About Ovarian Cancer (SGO)

From Consumers Union

Four videos from the “Know Your Labels” campaign

 

As of July 18, 2014

From the Choosing Wisely campaign

We have added the Spanish versions of these  brochures:

PET Scans After Cancer Treatment (ASCO)

CT Scans to Find Lung Cancer in Smokers (CHEST/ATS)

Cholesterol Drugs for People Over 75 (AMDA)

 Sentinel Node Biopsy for Breast Cancer (CoC, NAPBC)

Unnecessary Treatments in the Emergency Room (ACEP)

Home Oxygen After a Hospital Stay (CHEST/ATS)

PSA Test for Prostate Cancer (AAFP)

Pelvic Exams and Pap Tests Before Contraceptives (AAFP)

We have added the Plain English versions of these brochures:

CT Scans to Find Lung Cancer in Smokers (CHEST/ATS)

Home Oxygen After a Hospital Stay (CHEST/ATS)

Pelvic Exams, Pap Tests, and Oral Contraceptives (AAFP)

Vision Care for Children (AAPOS)

PET Scans After Cancer Treatment (ASCO)

Treating Frequent Headaches with Pain Relievers (AHS)

Palliative Care (AAHPM)

 

As of May 15, 2014

From the Choosing Wisely campaign

We have just added the Spanish versions of these brochures:

Treating Sleep Problems (APA)

Breast Biopsy (Commission on Cancer)

Supplements for Osteoarthritis (AAOS)

Antibiotics For Pink Eye (AAO)

Dental Fillings that Contain Mercury (ACMT, AACT)

Sleeping Pills for Insomnia and Anxiety in Older People (AGS)

Treating Low-Risk Prostate Cancer (ASTRO)

Antibiotics for Urinary Tract Infections in Older People (AGS)

Tests Before Heart Surgery (STS)

Echocardiography After Valve Surgery (STS)

 

As of April 26, 2014

From the Choosing Wisely campaign

Unnecessary Treatments in the Emergency Room (ACEP)

Sentinel Node Biopsy For Breast Cancer  (CoC)

Treating Low-Risk Prostate Cancer (ASTRO)

PSA Test for Prostate Cancer (AAFP)

Breast Biopsy

CT Scans for Children with Head Injuries (AAP)

Dental Fillings that Contain Mercury (ACMT, AACT)

Health Checkups (SGIM)

Supplements for Osteoarthritis (AAOS)

Treating Sleep Problems (APA)

Cholesterol Drugs for People Over 75 (AMDA)

Antibiotics: When You Need Them and When You Don’t

Five Questions to Ask about Antibiotics (poster)