The Brain

Brain Death: What It Means

This handout offers information for families and loved ones of patients. It explains how doctors determine that a person is dead based on their brain function.

November 23, 2020 · PDF

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Using Traditional Medicines

This handout addresses the use of traditional medicines, encouraging patients to discuss them with their doctor and pharmacist.

August 19, 2020 · Audio, PDF

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Diabetes Bracelets

What Is Diabetes?

These materials were developed at Harborview Medical Center for use in a multicultural diabetes class for patients and family members.

August 19, 2020 · Audio, PDF

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Sick Days and Diabetes

These materials were developed at Harborview Medical Center for use in a multicultural diabetes class for patients and family members.

August 18, 2020 · Audio, PDF

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Covid-19 PSA Video – Vietnamese Health Board

Public service announcement with basic tips for helping slow the spread of COVID-19.

May 27, 2020 · Video

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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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Tomatoes, cucumbers and cauliflower

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 class 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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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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Vietnamese Senior Association

The Vietnamese Senior Association (VSA) is a Seattle non-profit organization, founded in 1993. The mission of VSA is to help Vietnamese and other seniors remove barriers and engage in their new community.

August 7, 2017 · Article

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X-Plain Lung Cancer – Reference Summaries

These are reference summaries from a now-retired interactive health education resource. The tutorial explained about lung cancer and was available in Khmer (Cambodian) and Vietnamese.

June 1, 2017 · PDF

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What You Need to About Heart Attacks

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

June 28, 2016 · PDF

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Healthy Meal Planning – Reach Coalition

The Reach Coalition is a public health effort funded by CDC to reduce diabetes health disparities experienced by communities of color.

April 27, 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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Community Presentation on Stroke (Vietnamese)

Presentation by Dr. Frank Stackhouse at the Vietnamese Senior Association (Seattle) about the topic of stroke.

October 15, 2015 · Audio

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How Foods Affect Blood Sugar: A Guide for Vietnamese Patients with Diabetes

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

August 22, 2014 · PDF, Video

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Understanding Depression

A short 2 page (Vietnamese/English) story of a Vietnamese woman dealing with depression and how she found help.

November 25, 2013 · PDF

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Vietnamese Community Groups in Seattle

List of local Vietnamese groups and organizations providing services to the Vietnamese community in Seattle.

August 28, 2013 · Article

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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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Signs and Symptoms of Heart Attack in Women

PDF with pictures and simple text about the signs and symptoms of heart attack in women. Available in multiple languages.

September 25, 2012 · PDF

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Promoting Good Health and Preventing Cancer Poster

Poster about healthy lifestyle choices that may help prevent cancers. Available in Khmer and Vietnamese.

April 13, 2012 · PDF

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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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The ABCs of Hepatitis

Table grid with information about Hepatitis A, B, C, D and E – in English, Khmer and Vietnamese.

October 12, 2011 · PDF

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Hepatitis B: What We Can Do

A patient education pamphlet about the importance of being tested for Hepatitis B. English/Vietnamese

October 12, 2011 · PDF

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Vietnamese Baby Birthday Party

Honoring Tradition, Accepting New Ways

Depicts 4 generations of a Vietnamese American family celebrating cultural traditions and the birth of a great-grandchild, while learning about the impact and prevention of Hepatitis B as an elder family member becomes ill.

October 12, 2011 · Video

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Fever and Acetaminophen

Information for parents about a child’s fever and how to treat it. In English, Khmer, Russian, Somali, Spanish and Vietnamese.

August 9, 2011 · PDF

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How to Treat Child’s Vomiting and Diarrhea at Home

Pamphlet about treating the common conditions of vomiting and diarrhea in children. In English, Khmer, Russian, Somali, Spanish and Vietnamese.

August 9, 2011 · PDF

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How To Treat Your Child’s Cough or Cold at Home

This pamphlet provides information about cold and home treatment of symptoms

August 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 class 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 class for patients and family members.

June 7, 2011 · PDF

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Quitting Smoking Handout

Handout with information about quitting smoking and the related motivations and benefits.

February 11, 2011 · PDF

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Extreme Winter Weather Risks

Resources that provide translated information about health risks due to extreme winter weather conditions.

January 5, 2011 · Article

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medication safety video

Medication Safety

A short video about safe use of medications. Taken from a longer video created for Harborview Medical Center.

May 2, 2010 · Video

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Understanding Colon Cancer

Video about colon cancer by ECHO Minnesota to help people understand this colorectal cancer.In English, Hmong, Khmer, Lao, Somali, Spanish and Vietnamese.

April 5, 2010 · Video

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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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Diaper Rash Information

Describes what diaper rash is, how to reduce risk of getting it, and what typically causes it. English, Khmer (Cambodian), Russian, Somali, Spanish, Vietnamese.

February 3, 2010 · PDF

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Child Passenger Safety Slideshow

PowerPoint presentations in six languages about child passenger safety.

February 2, 2010 · Video

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Sigmoidoscopy Test Preparation

Instructions for a Sigmoidoscopy Test. Includes instructions for how a patient should prepare for the test. In English, Khmer and Vietnamese.

December 18, 2009 · PDF

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Colonoscopy Test Preparation with Golytely

Instructions for a Colonoscopy Test that is used at Harborview Medical Center. Each document contains instructions for how a patient should prepare for the test.

December 18, 2009 · PDF

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Colonoscopy Test Preparation with Fleets

Instructions for preparations for a Colonoscopy test. Includes instructions for how a patient should prepare for the test with Fleets Phosphosoda. In English, Khmer and Vietnamese.

December 18, 2009 · PDF

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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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Barium Enema

Instruction sheet for patients with information on how to prepare for a barium enema examination. In English, Khmer and Vietnamese.

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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Prevent Cervical Cancer: Take Care of Yourself and those You Love

Pamphlet in English and Vietnamese about the importance of preventing cervical cancer.

August 17, 2009 · PDF

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Good Health for the New Year

This video in Vietnamese uses family discussions to stress the importance of early screening for cervical cancer.

August 17, 2009 · Video

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X-Plain Breast Cancer – Reference Summaries

These are reference summaries from a now-retired interactive health education resource. The tutorial explained about breast cancer and was available in Khmer and Vietnamese.

August 17, 2009 · PDF

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Mammogram Pamphlet

An educational pamphlet about breast cancer and the importance of mammograms, in Chinese and Vietnamese.

August 17, 2009 · PDF

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Fecal Occult Blood Test Poster

Poster in Chinese, English and Vietnamese displays patient instructions for the Fecal Occult Blood Test (FOBT).

August 12, 2009 · PDF

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What is Colorectal Cancer?

Series of introductory multimedia education materials about colorectal cancer in Khmer, English and Vietnamese.

August 12, 2009 · Audio, PDF, Video

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Who is at Risk of Colorectal Cancer?

Multimedia resources in English, Vietnamese and Khmer that describe who is at risk for colorectal cancer, risk factors and behavior, and recommendations for lifestyle changes.

August 12, 2009 · Audio, PDF, Video

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5 Screening Tests for Colorectal Cancer

Multimedia resources that describe 5 screening tests for colorectal cancer, available in English, Khmer and Vietnamese.

August 12, 2009 · Audio, PDF, Video

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Colorectal Testing Can Save Your Life

Pamphlet in Chinese/English and Vietnamese/English, with Q&A and facts about colon cancer and the importance of screening.

August 12, 2009 · PDF

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Colon Screening

Handout in English, Khmer (Cambodian) and Vietnamese about screening for colon cancer, including lifestyle recommendations.

August 12, 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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Diabetes: Facing the Tiger (Vietnamese)

This video is focused on increasing the Vietnamese-speaking community’s awareness of the risk factors and symptoms of diabetes.

June 9, 2009 · Video

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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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