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Evaluate and Improve Your Health to Help Prevent Disease and Illness

Health Calculators (Link) 

This website contains many personal health calculators that can be used to evaluate your health and lifestyle choices.

Staying Healthy (Link) 

This website provides information on several topics that people can use to stay healthy - losing weight, preventing disease & improving your health, quitting smoking, screening & testing for healthiness, taking medicine, and understanding your health.

Prevent Disease and Illness (Link) 

This website provides information on how to prevent disease and illness by creating a healthy lifestyle. This includes information on eating correctly, exercising regularly, getting routine health screenings, and recognizing unhealthy conditions in the environment in which you live and work.

Visiting Your Doctor?  Find the Healthcare Services You Should Get From Your Doctor (Link) 

The website and interactive tool below are designed to help patients identify basic preventative healthcare services that are appropriate for them.  The tool also lists services that are not recommended for the patient. The information is based on the current, evidence-based recommendations of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) and can be searched by specific patient characteristics such as age, sex, and selected behavioral risk factors. You can use the interactive tools found in the link above to get a list of preventative healthcare services appropriate for you. This will help you prepare for your doctor visit.

Health Card Kit

The Amercican Cancer Society, American Diabetes Association and American Heart Association have designed a "health card" intended to be used in a clinical setting to facilitate an exchange between a patient and a provider. For ordering information, check out this PDF or review frequently asked questions (PDF).

More American Cancer Society resources:

Be Active Your Way 

The interactive tool below provides you with physical activity tips and recommendations.

Vaccines and Immunizations You Should Get 

This website provides information on vaccines and immunizations for infants, children, teenagers, adults, and seniors.

Click this button to learn about vaccines and immunizations

Seasonal Flu 

This website provides up-to-date information regarding many flu topics – including flu types (H1N1, seasonal, and many others), symptoms, prevention, and treatment.

Who needs a flu vaccine? you! Click this image to get more information about who needs flu vaccines.

Find Flu Clinics Near You 

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