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Patient Education Resources

Welcome to the Strong Internal Medicine Patient Education Resource page. As a patient of a medical home you can expect evidence-based care from your Care Team, as well as support for self-management of your health and health care. Below you will find materials to help you reach success in your self-care plan.

Anticoagulation

Quick Facts Detailed In-Depth

Introduction
Introduction, Spanish
Agency for Healthcare Quality & Research

Reasons for Use
Reasons for Use, Spanish
Agency for Healthcare Quality & Research

How to Take Blood Thinners
How to Take, Spanish
Agency for Healthcare Quality & Research

Stay Safe
Stay Safe, Spanish
Agency for Healthcare Quality & Research

Food and Blood Thinners
Food and Blood Thinners, Spanish
Agency for Healthcare Quality & Research

Other Medications & Blood Thinners
Other Medications & Blood Thinners, Spanish
Agency for Healthcare Quality & Research

Possible Side Effects
Possible Side Effects, Spanish
Agency for Healthcare Quality & Research

Tell Other Doctors
Tell Other Doctors, Spanish
Agency for Healthcare Quality & Research

No resources available at this time

Warfarin Patient Education Brochure
University of Rochester Medical Center

Medications

No resources available at this time

Websites

No resources available at this time

Asthma

Quick Facts Detailed In-Depth

Frequently Asked Questions
ExitCare Patient Information 2010

F.L.A.R.E.
ExitCare Patient Information 2010

Asthma at a Glance
National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute

Medications

How to use an Inhaler
ExitCare Patient Information 2010

Websites

Asthma
MedLinePlus

Congestive Heart Failure

Quick Facts Detailed In-Depth

CHF Patient Tool
Michelle Kuleszo, RN, University of Rochester Medical Center

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No resources available at this time

Medications

No resources available at this time

Websites

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Diabetes

Quick Facts Detailed In-Depth

Control Your Diabetes
Control Your Diabetes, Spanish
Family HealthCare Center

What You Should Know about Managing Diabetes
What You Should Know about Managing Diabetes, Spanish
Health & Home Care Patient Education Consortium 2006

4 Steps to Control Your Diabetes for Life
4 Steps to Control Your Diabetes for Life, Spanish
National Diabetes Education Program

Diet and Exercise
Diet and Exercise, Spanish
Diet and Family HealthCare Center

What is Diabetes
Health & Home Care Patient Education Consortium 2006

Diabetes Complications
Denise Bilsback, NP, University of Rochester Medical Center

Medication and Glucose Numbers
Medication and Glucose Numbers, Spanish
Family HealthCare Center

No resources available at this time

High and Low Blood Sugar
Denise Bilsback, NP, University of Rochester Medical Center

Foot Care
National Institute of Diabetes & Kidney Diseases

Blood Glucose Log
Michelle Kuleszo, RN, Univesity of Rochester Medical Center

No resources available at this time

Diabetic Eye Problems
MedlinePlus

No resources available at this time

No resources available at this time

Medications

Diabetes Medications
Denise Bilsback, NP, University of Rochester Medical Center

How to Prepare Single Dose Insulin
Learning About Diabetes, Inc.

How to Safely Dispose of Household Sharps (English)
Cómo eliminar de forma seguraobjetos hogareños punzantes (Spanish)

Websites

Diabetes
MedlinePlus

Diabetes Basics
American Diabetes Association

Exercise

Quick Facts Detailed In-Depth

Activity Log
Department of Health and Human Services

Low Back Pain
American Academy of Family Physicians

Shoulder Exercises
American Academy of Family Physicians

Back Exercises
The Patient Education Institute, Inc.

Medications

No resources available at this time

Websites

Lower Back Exercise Program
Nicholas Institute os Sports Medicine and Athletic Trauma

Fall Prevention

Quick Facts Detailed In-Depth

No resources available at this time

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A Home Fall Prevention Checklist
A Home Fall Prevention Checklist, Spanish
Department of Health and Human ServicesCenters for Disease Control and Prevention

Medications

No resources available at this time

Websites

No resources available at this time

Food and Nutrition

Quick Facts Detailed In-Depth

Plate Planner
Plate Planner, Spanish
NYS Diabetes Campaign

How to Measure Your Meal
American Academy of Family Physcians

Cut Down on Salt
Cut Down on Salt, Spanish
National Heart, Lung & Blood Institute

Eating Journal
Michelle Kuleszo, RN, University of Rochester Medical Center

Tips to Increase Dietary Fiber
VA Nurtition and Food Services

Guide to Reading Food Labels
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Where's the Salt-Really?
Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association

Opioids, Constipation and Your Diet
Renee Davis, RD, University of Rochester Medical Center

Medications

No resources available at this time

Websites

No resources available at this time

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)

Quick Facts Detailed In-Depth

Heartburn
Medline Plus

No resources available at this time

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Medications

No resources available at this time

Websites

GERD
Medline Plus

Hepatitis C

Quick Facts Detailed In-Depth

Hepatitis C
MedlinePlus

Hep C Follow Up Form
Monroe County Health Department

Hepatitis C General Information
Department of Health & Human Services
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Medications

No resources available at this time

Websites

Hep C Newsletter
Healthyroads

Hepatitis C
Medline Plus

Hyperlipidemia

Quick Facts Detailed In-Depth

Protect Your Heart
National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute

Controlling Your Cholesterol
Health & Home Care Patient Education Consortium 2006

What You Need to Know About High Cholesterol
National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute

Medications

Cholesterol Lowering Medicine
American Heart Association

Websites

Cholesterol
Medline Plus

Cholesterol
Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association

Hypertension

Quick Facts Detailed In-Depth

Prevent High Blood Pressure
Nat'l Heart, Lung & Blood Institute

Blood Pressure Log
Michelle Kuleszo, RN, University of Rochester Medical Center

Hypertension, What You Can Do
Hypertension, What You Can Do (Spanish)
American College of Physicians

High Blood Pressure
High Blood Pressure (Spanish)
Preventive Cardiovascular Nursing Association

Medications

BP Medications
American Heart Association

Websites

High Blood Pressure
Medline Plus

Public Health

Quick Facts Detailed In-Depth

Bedbugs
Bedbugs, Spanish
Medline Plus

No resources available at this time

No resources available at this time

Medications

No resources available at this time

Websites

No resources available at this time

Smoking

Quick Facts Detailed In-Depth

Smoking and Cancer
BeTobaccoFree.gov

Refer-to-Quit
New York State Smokers' Quitline

Smoking Craving Journal
Canandian Cancer Society

Health Tips-Smoking
Health Tips-Smoking, Spanish
ACP Foundation

You Can Quit Smoking Plan
You Can Quit Smoking Plan, Spanish
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Self-Help Smoking Cessation Program
Self-Help Smoking Cessation Program, Spanish
John C. Grable, M.D. URMC

Medications

No resources available at this time

Websites

NYS Smoke Free
NYS Smokers Quitline

Clearing the Air
National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health

Be Tobacco Free
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Medication Overviews