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Learning About Diabetes: Tips for Foot Care

Patient education handouts (created by Learning About Diabetes) providing tips about good foot care. Available in Amharic, English, Khmer, Somali, Spanish and Vietnamese.

May 20, 2020 · PDF

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Learning About Diabetes: Let’s Get Moving

Patient education handouts (created by Learning About Diabetes) about getting moving and exercise. Available in Amharic, English, Khmer, Somali, Spanish and Vietnamese.

May 20, 2020 · PDF

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Learning About Diabetes: Plant Foods

Patient education handouts (created by Learning About Diabetes) about the benefits of a plant-based diet. Available in Amharic, English, Khmer, Somali, Spanish and Vietnamese.

May 19, 2020 · PDF

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Learning About Diabetes: Good Fats / Bad Fats

Patient education handouts (created by Learning About Diabetes) providing information about good and bad fats in food. Available in Amharic, English, Khmer, Somali, Spanish and Vietnamese.

May 19, 2020 · PDF

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Learning About Diabetes: What’s My A1C

Patient education handouts (created by Learning About Diabetes) providing information about the A1C blood sugar test. Available in Amharic, English, Khmer, Somali, Spanish and Vietnamese.

May 19, 2020 · PDF

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Learning About Diabetes: High Blood Sugar

Patient education handouts (created by Learning About Diabetes) providing information about diabetes and high blood sugar. Available in Amharic, English, Khmer, Somali, Spanish and Vietnamese.

May 19, 2020 · PDF

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Learning About Diabetes: Low Blood Sugar

Patient education handouts (created by Learning About Diabetes) providing information about diabetes and low blood sugar. Available in Amharic, English, Khmer, Somali, Spanish and Vietnamese.

May 19, 2020 · PDF

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Diabetes: Meal Plan Basics

These materials were developed at Harborview Medical Center for use in a Multicultural Diabetes Classes for patients and family members

March 18, 2020 · Audio, PDF

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2020 Diabetes Calendars

Calendars with photos and information about healthy eating and diabetes. In Amharic, Khmer, Somali, Spanish & Vietnamese.

March 17, 2020 · PDF

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COVID-19 Online Information

A collection of local and national online information resources regarding COVID-19, including links to translated materials.

March 16, 2020 · Article, Video

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Puget Sound Immigrant and Refugee Resource Organizations

List of Puget Sound organizations that provide resources for local immigrant and refugee populations.

March 4, 2020 · PDF

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Emergency Preparedness

Resources and information about emergency preparedness, disaster planning, and other emergency public health alerts.

May 17, 2019 · Article

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HIV/AIDS in the Ethiopian Community

This conversation with advocate Solomon Berhe was created to promote awareness and prevent HIV/AIDS in the Seattle Ethiopian community.

May 10, 2019 · Video

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Information About Dyspepsia

Information about dyspepsia, including explanation of cause, diagnosis and treatment. Available in Amharic, Tigrinya and English.

May 7, 2019 · PDF

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Information about Hypertension

Information about hypertension, including explanation of symptoms, cause and treatment. In Amharic, English and Tigrinya.

April 25, 2019 · PDF

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Get Help With Quitting Smoking

Handout with information about quitlines and contact information for different language lines. In Amharic, Khmer, Spanish, Tigrinya and Vietnamese.

March 27, 2018 · PDF

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Swine Flu (H1N1)

Information and videos about the Swine Flu that could be used in a clinic waiting room or public setting. Translated into various languages.

August 25, 2017 · Article, Video

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The Silent Killer – Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Prevention

A conversation with Mrs. Aida Mengistu, Office of the Director, from Public Health- Seattle & King County to help avoid […]

May 17, 2017 · Video

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How Do You Know You Are Having A Heart Attack?

Brochure with information about heart attack symptoms, emergency response and prevention. Amharic and English.

March 24, 2017 · PDF

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It Makes Your Eye Yellow Then You Get Better? There is More to Hepatitis B

Pamphlet created by International Community Health Services about hepatitis B which is tailored for Ethiopian patients and presented in a photo novela style.

February 6, 2017 · PDF

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How Foods Affect Blood Sugar: A Guide for Ethiopian & Eritrean Patients with Diabetes

This slideshow presentation is intended to be used by clinicians during discussion with patients about carbohydrates and blood glucose.

July 13, 2016 · PDF, Video

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Hookah Smoking: Get the Facts

This brochure in English, Amharic, Somali discusses what hookah smoking is, health risks, legality, and offers resources for more information.

June 29, 2016 · PDF

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Stroke Cards

These stroke materials are images and text conveying symptoms of stroke (FAST: Facial, Arm, Speech, Time) and encouragement to call 911.

December 15, 2015 · PDF

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Prostate Cancer – Introductory Information

The following series of handouts provides an introductory information about prostate cancer and its symptoms, in multiple languages.

July 25, 2013 · PDF

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Cancer Chemotherapy

Handouts and videos with information about chemotherapy and side effects. Amharic, English, Kmer, Somali, Spanish, Tigrinya and Vietnamese.

July 3, 2013 · PDF, Video

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Biopsy

Handouts and videos providing introductory information about biopsy procedures. Amharic, English, Kmer, Somali, Spanish, Tigrinya and Vietnamese.

June 10, 2013 · PDF, Video

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What is Cancer?

Basic explanation of cancer, its causes and warning signs. Amharic, English, Khmer, Oromo, Somali, Spanish, Tigrinya and Vietnamese.

April 13, 2012 · PDF

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Quitting Smoking Can Help You Recover From Cancer

Handout that describes 5 ways that quitting smoking can help in cancer recovery. In Amharic, Khmer, Spanish, Tigrinya and Vietnamese.

January 2, 2012 · PDF

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Cambodian women feeding babies.

Preventing Rickets in Breastfed Babies

Information about preventing Rickets in breastfed babies, available in Amharic, English, Khmer, Oromo, Somali and Tigrinya.

August 9, 2011 · PDF

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Heart Failure

Basic information about heart failure in Amharic/English and Tigrinya/English.

June 9, 2011 · PDF

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Exercise and Diabetes

The following materials were developed at Harborview Medical Center for use in a Multicultural Diabetes Classes for patients and family members.

June 7, 2011 · Audio, PDF

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Salmon and Quinoa

Diabetes: Meal Portions

These materials were developed at Harborview Medical Center for use in a Multicultural Diabetes Classes for patients and family members.

June 7, 2011 · PDF

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Diabetes: Foot Care and Daily Foot Check

The sidebar materials were developed at Harborview Medical Center for use in a Multicultural Diabetes Classes for patients and family members.

June 2, 2011 · PDF

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Medication Safety

A short video (3 – 5 min, depending on language) about safe use of medications. Taken from a longer video created for Harborview Medical Center.

May 2, 2010 · Video

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What is Mental Illness?

An overview of what mental illness is, possible causes and some of the most common forms of mental illness. In Amharic, English, Oromo, Somali and Tigrinya.

March 26, 2010 · PDF

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Chemotherapy Treatment for Breast Cancer

Explanation of chemotherapy for breast cancer in Amharic, English, Somali, and Tigrinya

March 1, 2010 · PDF

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Surgical Margins

Explanation of margins of resection, including definition of positive, negative and close margins. In Amharic, English, Somali and Tigrinya.

March 1, 2010 · PDF

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Breast Cancer Surgery

Description of mastectomy, lumpectomy and potential side effects following these surgeries.

March 1, 2010 · PDF, Video

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Abdominal Ultrasound

One page instruction sheet about preparing for abdominal ultrasound, translated into 8 languages.

September 24, 2009 · PDF

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Upper Gastrointestinal Instructions

Instruction sheets for patients about how to prepare after midnight and on the morning before a scheduled upper gastrointestinal examination.

September 24, 2009 · PDF

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CT Scan

Patient instructions for preparing for a CT scan including abdominal scan needing oral contrast solution.

September 24, 2009 · PDF

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Pelvic Ultrasound

Information sheet for patients describing ultrasound and filling the bladder to prepare for a pelvic ultrasound procedure.

September 24, 2009

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Mammogram Instructions

Guidelines for patients about mammogram procedures and doing self-exams. In Amharic, Chinese, English, Khmer, Oromo, Somali, Spanish, Tirgrinya and Vietnamese.

September 24, 2009 · PDF

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What is a Mammogram?

Brochure about what mammograms they are, what test results mean, information about biopsies, and treatment options for breast cancer. English, Amharic, Oromo and Somali..

September 2, 2009 · PDF

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Excretory Urogram (IVP)

Instructions for patients how to prepare beginning the night before they are scheduled for an excretory urogram procedure.

August 11, 2009 · PDF

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What is Asthma?

Patient education about asthma, including information about irritants, symptoms and treatment.

August 7, 2009 · Article, PDF

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Stool Sample Collection Instructions

Instructions for a fecal occult blood test (FOBT) in Amharic, Chinese, English, Khmer, Korean, Oromo, Somali, Spanish, Tagalog, Tigrinya and Vietnamese.

July 1, 2008 · PDF

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Radiation Therapy

Explanation of radiation therapy, how it works, why it is necessary, what to expect and side effects. In English, Somali and Tigrinya.

March 1, 2008 · PDF

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Lymph Nodes & Breast Cancer

Explanation of what lymph nodes are, including information about lymph node biopsy and sentinel lymph node surgery. In English, Amharic, Somali and Tigrinya.

March 1, 2008 · PDF

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Breast Cancer Glossary & Technical Terms

Technical terms and definitions related to breast cancer. In Amharic, English, Tigrinya and Somali.

March 1, 2008 · PDF

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woman in a lab running tests

Breast Cancer: Hormones

Definition of hormones, hormone receptors and therapy in relation to breast cancer. In Amharic, English, Somali and Tigrinya.

March 1, 2008 · PDF

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Breast Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment

Introductory explanation of screening and diagnostic tests, and basic information about common treatments.

March 1, 2008 · PDF

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Doctor explaining breast cancer

Breast Biopsy

Description of and information about breast biopsy in Amharic, English, Somali and Tigrinya.

March 1, 2008 · PDF

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Chemotherapy Side Effects

Description of potential side effects caused by chemotherapy treatment, including hair loss, fatigue, nausea, and changes in taste/smell. Includes eating tips to reduce nausea and vomiting.

March 1, 2008 · PDF

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