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Wellness Library

Cancer

Quitting Smoking: Conversation starters

Most smokers want to quit. Support from a family member or friend can make all the...

Cancer

Genetic Testing to Learn about Your Risk for Breast and Ovarian Cancer: Questions for the doctor

Genetic counseling and testing can help you understand...

Cancer

Talk with a Doctor If Breast or Ovarian Cancer Runs in Your Family

If your family has a history of breast or ovarian cancer, talk with your doctor or nurse...

Cancer

Get Your Child the HPV Vaccine

All pre-teens need to get the HPV vaccine series when they are age 11 or 12...

Cancer

Get Tested for Cervical Cancer

Getting regular screenings for cervical cancer can help find abnormal (changed) cervical cells...

Cancer

Colorectal Cancer Screening: Questions for the doctor

Cancer of the colon or rectum is also called colorectal cancer. The colon and rectum...

Cancer

Lung Cancer Screening: Questions for the doctor

Lung cancer is the leading cause of death from cancer in the United States. Most people who...

Cancer

Prostate Cancer Screening: Questions for the doctor

Prostate cancer is a type of cancer that is most common in older men. After skin cancer, prostate...

Cancer

Take Steps to Prevent Skin Cancer

The best way to prevent skin cancer is to protect your skin from the sun and other sources...

Diabetes

Preventing Type 2 Diabetes: Questions for the Doctor

Diabetes (“dy-ah-BEE-teez”) means you have glucose (sugar) levels in your blood...

Diabetes

Get Active

Regular physical activity is good for everyone's health! Physical activity is anything that gets...

Diabetes

Gestational Diabetes Screening: Questions for the doctor

Gestational (“jes-TAY-shon-al”) diabetes is a type of diabetes that some women develop during pregnancy...

Diabetes

Healthy Eating: Conversation starters

Sometimes a family member or friend needs encouragement to make a healthy change...

Diabetes

Help a Loved One Get More Active: Quick tips

Lots of people struggle to get enough physical activity. If someone you care about is having...

Heart Health

Talk with your Doctor about taking Aspirin to prevent disease

Taking low-dose aspirin regularly can lower your risk for heart attack, stroke, and colorectal...

Heart Health

Reduce your Risk of Stroke

You can help reduce your risk of stroke by making healthy lifestyle changes. These are the most...

Heart Health

Get Your Cholesterol Checked

It's important to get your cholesterol (“koh-LEHS-tuh-rahl”) checked regularly. Too...

Heart Health

Heart Health: Conversation Starters

It can be hard to talk to a family member or friend about making healthy lifestyle...

Heart Health

Eat Less Sodium: Quick tips

Nine out of 10 Americans eat more sodium (salt) than they need. Too much sodium increases...

Heart Health

Drink Alcohol Only in Moderation

If you choose to drink, have only a moderate (limited) amount. This means...

Heart Health

Medicines to Prevent Heart Attack and Stroke: Questions for the doctor

Statins are medicines that reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke by helping to lower...

Heart Health

Talk to Your Doctor about Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm

If you are a man age 65 to 75 and have ever smoked, ask your doctor about getting...

Heart Health

Heart-Healthy Foods: Shopping list

When it comes to your heart, what you eat matters. Follow these tips for heart-healthy eating...

Heart Health

Preventing Osteoporosis: Questions for the doctor

Osteoporosis (“os-tee-oh-puh-ROH-sis”) is a bone disease that makes bones weaker and more likely...

Heart Health

Get Your Blood Pressure Checked

One in 3 Americans have high blood pressure. Get your blood pressure checked...

Obesity

Help your Child Stay at a Healthy Weight

Help your child––and your while family––eat healthy and stay physically active. The healthy...

Obesity

Losing Weight: Questions for the Doctor

Losing weight can be challenging. Talk to your doctor or nurse about how to lose weight in a healthy way that’s right...

Obesity

Losing Weight: Conversation Starters

Talking to a family member or friend about losing weight can be hard. Use these...

Obesity

Eat Healthy

Eating healthy means getting enough vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients – and limiting unhealthy foods...

Obesity

Stay Active As You Get Older: Quick tips

Physical activity is good for people of all ages. Staying active can help...

Obesity

Stay Active During Pregnancy: Quick tips

Physical activity is important for everyone, including women who are pregnant. Staying active during ...

Obesity

Stay Active with a Disability: Quick tips

Regular physical activity is good for everyone's health, including people with disabilities. Getting...