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Quick Guide to Healthy Living

The Quick Guide to Healthy Living offers information and tools to help you and those you care about stay healthy.

Review Date: December 23, 2012

National Health Information Center - NHIC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Healthy People 2020

Healthy People provides science-based, 10-year national objectives for improving the health of all Americans. Learn about 2020 topics, goals, and objectives, and how you can get involved, show support, and stay up-to-date.

Review Date: December 23, 2012

Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Be Active Your Way: A Guide for Adults

Read how you can fit physical activity into your life—your way. This guide will help you decide the number of days, types of activities, and times that fit your schedule.

Review Date: May 23, 2012

Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Healthy People Consortium Toolkit

The Healthy People 2020 Consortium Toolkit contains presentations and materials to assist Consortium members in understanding, implementing, and marketing Healthy People.

Review Date: December 23, 2012

Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Healthy People State Plans

Many States use Healthy People as a guide to improving health. Find state plans and reports based on objectives and targets from Healthy People 2010 and 2020.

Review Date: December 23, 2012

Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

8 Ways to Prevent Disease

By following these eight lifestyle recommendations, you can lower your risk of cancer, heart disease, stroke, osteoporosis, and diabetes.

Review Date: March 08, 2011

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About Osteoporosis: Prevention and Healthy Living

Osteoporosis and the broken bones it can cause are not part of normal aging. Whatever your age, the habits you adopt now can affect your bone health for the rest of your life. Find out what you can do to protect your bones.

Review Date: March 01, 2013

National Osteoporosis Foundation

Am I at Risk for Type 2 Diabetes?

Describes what Type 2 diabetes is, its signs and symptoms, risk factors, tests, and what to do to prevent it and control it.

Review Date: March 05, 2012

NIH National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse - NDIC
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

Benefits of Physical Activity

This page lists the benefits for adopting an active lifestyle, including reduced risk of diabetes, weight control, improved health of muscles and bones, and mental health.

Review Date: February 13, 2013

Shape Up America!

Beyond Hangovers: Understanding Alcohol’s Impact on Your Health

Alcohol affects people differently. This brochure is designed to offer you guidance based on the latest research on alcohol’s effect on your health.

Review Date: February 19, 2013

NIH National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism - NIAAA

Breast Cancer: Prevention

There are ways you can help lower your risk of breast cancer, such as keeping a healthy weight and physical activity routine.

Review Date: March 21, 2013

Division of Cancer Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Can We Prevent Aging?

Views on aging are changing. Learn about research to identify benefits and risks of antioxidants, calorie restriction, hormone supplements, and other interventions to promote healthy aging.

Review Date: July 05, 2011

NIH National Institute on Aging Information Center

CDC Health and Safety Podcasts

Search, listen to or view CDC podcasts on reliable health and safety topics.

Review Date: December 19, 2012

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - CDC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Contract for Life

This contract is designed to facilitate communication between young people and their parents about potentially destructive decisions related to alcohol, drugs, peer pressure and behavior.

Review Date: February 08, 2013

SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions)

Diabetes and Me

This page provides basic information on diabetes and its complications. It also offers tips on how to be active, eat right, and prevent this disease.

Review Date: February 28, 2013

Division of Diabetes Translation, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion/CDC

Endometrial Cancer Prevention

A diet low in saturated fats and high in fruits and vegetables may lower the risk of endometrial cancer. The risk may also be lowered when soy -based foods are a regular part of the diet. Physical activity,and a personal history of pregnancy and breastfeeding, also may play a role in risk reduction.

Review Date: October 25, 2012

NIH National Cancer Institute

Five Questions to Ask Your Dentist About Infection Control

These five questions address infection control practices a patient should look for in a dental office for assurance that the dentist and staff are taking proper precautions against cross-infection.

Review Date: November 12, 2012

Organization for Safety & Asepsis Procedures

Flu Prevention and Treatment

Flu prevention includes vaccination, frequent hand washing and staying home if you are sick. This document provides more treatment and prevention tips.

Review Date: March 18, 2011

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Genetics, Disease Prevention and Treatment

Genetic research is creating new ways for people to take action, prevent disease and to treat disease through personalized medicine.

Review Date: January 25, 2013

NIH National Human Genome Research Institute - NHGRI

Hand Hygiene Saves Lives- (PDF)

It only takes 15 seconds of using either soap and water or an alcoho lbased hand rub to kill the germs that cause infections. Hand hygiene is the best way to prevent the spread of infections.

Review Date: March 26, 2012

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - CDC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Health Information - National Institutes of Health

This health information page from the National Institutes of Health allows users to search or browse for information on prevention and wellness, diseases and conditions, and procedures by topic or audience.

Review Date: November 06, 2012

National Institutes of Health - NIH
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

health.gov

health.gov offers health information, news, and resources to help you and your family stay healthy.

Review Date: August 14, 2012

Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Hepatitis Overview and Risk Assessment

This online Hepatitis Risk Assessment is designed to determine an individual’s risk for viral hepatitis and asks questions based upon CDC’s guidelines for testing and vaccination. Take this 5 minute assessment developed by the CDC and get a personalized report.

Review Date: February 26, 2013

Hepatitis Foundation International

HHS HealthBeat Podcast

Get the latest tips for staying healthy and preventing disease five days a week in audio and text formats.

Review Date: November 06, 2012

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Indian Health Service - Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Programs

The goal of the HP/DP program is to create healthier American Indian and Alaska Native communities by developing, coordinating, implementing, and disseminating effective health promotion and chronic disease prevention programs. Find health and fitness resources in your area.

Review Date: September 14, 2012

Indian Health Service, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Lowering Your Costs for Preventive Services- (PDF)

Too many Americans don't get the preventive health services they need to stay healthy. Learn about preventive health services, such as cancer screening tests, that may be available to you without co-payments or deductibles.

Review Date: January 28, 2013

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Medicare: Preventive Services

The purpose of this Medicare section is to provide visitors with information about preventive services that are available to people with Medicare insurance. Prevention is the first step in staying healthy.

Review Date: November 14, 2012

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Mind-Body Medicine

Learn about the the mind-body connection and disease prevention.

Review Date: January 25, 2013

American Meditation Institute

More Than 50 Ways To Prevent Diabetes

This tip sheet, designed especially for African Americans, offers more than 50 ways to prevent diabetes.

Review Date: February 21, 2013

National Diabetes Education Program

National Institutes of Health Vodcast

NIH podasts are updated every month, offering you the lastest information and advances from medical research.

Review Date: December 10, 2012

National Institutes of Health - NIH
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

NIH Radio

Get the latest information about NIH research findings, highlights of press conferences, and health campaigns.

Review Date: December 10, 2012

National Institutes of Health - NIH
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

PDQ® Cancer Information Summaries: Prevention

Cancer prevention is action taken to lower the chance of getting cancer. Read about many different ways to help prevent cancer.

Review Date: March 27, 2013

NIH National Cancer Institute

Prevent Illness After a Natural Disaster

This fact sheet discusses how to prevent illness after a natural disaster. Suggestions include preventing carbon monoxide poisoning, cleaning up safely after floods, keeping food and drinking water safe, washing hands, and avoiding mosquitoes.

Review Date: March 24, 2013

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - CDC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Put Your Hands Together (Video)

From doorknobs to animals to food, harmful germs can live on almost everything. Handwashing may be your single most important act to help stop the spread of infection and stay healthy. Watch this short video on how to wash your hands properly.

Review Date: January 23, 2013

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - CDC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Red Wine and Cancer Prevention: Fact Sheet

Red wine is a rich source of biologically active phytochemicals, chemicals found in plants. Particular compounds called polyphenols found in red wine—such as catechins and resveratrol—are thought to have antioxidant or anticancer properties. Learn about polyphenols and their role in preventing cancer.

Review Date: March 04, 2013

NIH National Cancer Institute

Reduce Your Cancer Risk: The New American Plate

Learn to create meals that may lower your risk for cancer and other chronic diseases, and manage your weight at the same time.

Review Date: February 21, 2013

American Institute for Cancer Research

Rethinking Drinking: Alcohol and Your Health

This site provides information on how your drinking habits affect your health, and provides tools and strategies for cutting back on alcohol.

Review Date: February 05, 2013

NIH National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism - NIAAA

Smoking and Your Digestive System

This online fact sheet describes how the digestive system is affected by cigarette smoking. The fact sheet explains the ways in which smoking exacerbates or contributes to digestive diseases and conditions.

Review Date: December 04, 2012

NIH National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases - NIDDK

Stroke Risk Factors You Can Control

Learn about the risk factors you can control in order to prevent a stroke: High blood pressure, cigarette smoking, obesity, alcohol, birth control pills and patches, and more.

Review Date: January 28, 2013

Office on Women's Health

Stroke: Controllable Risk Factors

Stroke risk can be controlled easier than one might think. With the help of a doctor, many diseases that increase stroke risk can be treated, and lifestyle risk factors such an unhealthy eating and smoking can be changed.

Review Date: January 28, 2013

National Stroke Association

Ten Reasons To Be Vaccinated

Many people don’t realize the important role vaccines can play in keeping adults healthy. Find ten reasons why vaccination is important for adults.

Review Date: January 31, 2013

National Foundation for Infectious Diseases

Two Reasons I Find Time to Prevent Diabetes: My Future and Theirs

This publication offers tips to help Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders at risk for type 2 diabetes move more and eat less to reduce overweight and lower their risk for diabetes.

Review Date: February 27, 2013

National Diabetes Education Program

Vaccinations for Adults: You’re Never Too Old to Get Immunized- (PDF)

Many adults don't know they are supposed to get immunized against diseases. They think vaccinations are for kids. There are millions of adults in this country who need influenza, pneumococcal, tetanus, diphtheria, hepatitis B, and other vaccines. Are you one of them?

Review Date: January 31, 2013

Immunization Action Coalition

Vaccines & Preventable Diseases

This page provides information on vaccines and the diseases they prevent.

Review Date: January 31, 2013

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - CDC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Vaccines.gov

Vaccines.gov is the federal gateway to information on vaccines and immunization for infants, children, teenagers, adults, and seniors. Learn about vaccine safety, diseases that can be prevented, vaccination schedules, travel tips, and more.

Review Date: January 31, 2013

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

What If You Don't Immunize Your Child?- (PDF)

Vaccines were developed to protect individuals from dangerous and sometimes deadly diseases. Without immunizations, your child is at greater risk of catching one of the vaccine-preventable diseases.

Review Date: January 31, 2013

Immunization Action Coalition

Your Disease Risk

Welcome to Your Disease Risk, the source on prevention. Here, you can find out your risk of developing five of the most important diseases in the United States and get personalized tips for preventing them.

Review Date: January 28, 2013

Educational Institution--Follow the Resource URL for More Information

Your Disease Risk: Bladder Cancer

To estimate your risk of bladder cancer and learn about ways to lower that risk, take a few minutes to answer some questions about your health, background, and lifestyle.

Review Date: March 08, 2011

Educational Institution--Follow the Resource URL for More Information

Your Disease Risk: Breast Cancer

To estimate your risk of breast cancer and learn about ways to lower that risk, take a few minutes to answer some questions about your health, background, and lifestyle.

Review Date: March 21, 2013

Educational Institution--Follow the Resource URL for More Information

Your Disease Risk: Cervical Cancer

To estimate your risk of cervical cancer and learn about ways to lower that risk, take a few minutes to answer some questions about your health, background, and lifestyle.

Review Date: May 06, 2011

Educational Institution--Follow the Resource URL for More Information

Your Disease Risk: Colon Cancer

To estimate your risk of colon cancer and learn about ways to lower that risk, take a few minutes to answer some questions about your health, background, and lifestyle.

Review Date: February 28, 2011

Educational Institution--Follow the Resource URL for More Information

Your Disease Risk: Diabetes

To estimate your risk of diabetes and learn about ways to lower that risk, take a few minutes to answer some questions about your health, background, and lifestyle.

Review Date: February 27, 2013

Educational Institution--Follow the Resource URL for More Information

Your Disease Risk: Heart Disease

To estimate your risk of heart disease and learn about ways to lower that risk, take a few minutes to answer some questions about your health, diet, background, and lifestyle.

Review Date: February 03, 2012

Educational Institution--Follow the Resource URL for More Information

Your Disease Risk: Kidney Cancer

To estimate your risk of kidney cancer and learn about ways to lower that risk, take a few minutes to answer some questions about your health, background, and lifestyle.

Review Date: March 08, 2011

Educational Institution--Follow the Resource URL for More Information

Your Disease Risk: Lung Cancer

To estimate your risk of lung cancer and learn about ways to lower that risk, take a few minutes to answer some questions about your health and lifestyle.

Review Date: December 27, 2012

Educational Institution--Follow the Resource URL for More Information

Your Disease Risk: Melanoma

To estimate your risk of melanoma and learn about ways to lower that risk, take a few minutes to answer some questions about your health, background, and lifestyle.

Review Date: March 08, 2011

Educational Institution--Follow the Resource URL for More Information

Your Disease Risk: Osteoporosis

To estimate your risk of breaking a bone due to osteoporosis and learn about ways to lower that risk, answer a few questions about your health, background, and lifestyle.

Review Date: February 15, 2011

Educational Institution--Follow the Resource URL for More Information

Your Disease Risk: Ovarian Cancer

To estimate your risk of ovarian cancer and learn about ways to lower that risk, take a few minutes to answer some questions about your health, background, and lifestyle

Review Date: March 02, 2011

Educational Institution--Follow the Resource URL for More Information

Your Disease Risk: Pancreatic Cancer

To estimate your risk of pancreatic cancer and learn about ways to lower that risk, take a few minutes to answer some questions about your health, background, and lifestyle.

Review Date: March 08, 2011

Educational Institution--Follow the Resource URL for More Information

Your Disease Risk: Prostate Cancer

To estimate your risk of prostate cancer and learn about ways to lower that risk, take a few minutes to answer some questions about your health, background, and lifestyle.

Review Date: March 18, 2013

Educational Institution--Follow the Resource URL for More Information

Your Disease Risk: Stomach Cancer

To estimate your risk of stomach cancer and learn about ways to lower that risk, answer a few questions about your health, background, and lifestyle.

Review Date: February 15, 2011

Educational Institution--Follow the Resource URL for More Information

Your Disease Risk: Stroke

To estimate your risk of stroke and learn about ways to lower that risk, take a few minutes to answer some questions about your health, background, and lifestyle.

Review Date: January 28, 2013

Educational Institution--Follow the Resource URL for More Information

Your Guide to Medicare's Preventive Services- (PDF)

Find out which preventive services Medicare covers and how often. The services described include: cardiovascular screening, glaucoma tests, breast exams, diabetes screening and supplies, prostate cancer screening, shots, and more.

Review Date: January 28, 2013

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Your Survival Guide to Safe and Healthy Travel

Whatever your reason for traveling, this guide will help you be proactive, prepared, and protected when it comes to your health—and the health of others—while you are traveling.

Review Date: March 02, 2011

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - CDC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services