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External linkpdf file ABC's...Pregnancy Tips (A-Z): Having a Healthy Pregnancy [PDF | 87KB] Exit Disclaimer
Not all birth defects can be prevented, but a woman can take some actions that increase her chance of having a healthy baby. Many birth defects happen very early in pregnancy, sometimes before a woman even knows she is pregnant. Remember that about half of all pregnancies are unplanned.
External link Having Surgery?: What You Need to Know
This guide lists 12 questions to ask your primary care doctor and surgeon before you have surgery, and the reasons for asking them. The answers to these questions will help you make the best decisions. Sources are listed to help you get more information.
Resolve to Be a Healthier You in 2005-Create a Family Health Portrait for You and Your Family
Health care professionals have known for a long time that common diseases - heart disease, cancer, and diabetes - and even rare diseases - like hemophilia, cystic fibrosis, and sickle cell anemia - can run in families. If one generation of a family has high blood pressure, it is not unusual for the next generation to have similarly high blood pressure.
External link National Kidney Disease Education Program Kidney Connection Guide
Make health a family reunion affair! As you are planning your family reunion, don’t forget to put good health on the menu. This guide has everything African-American families need in order to talk about the connection between diabetes, high blood pressure and kidney disease.
External link Having a Super Bowl Party?
You may or may not you know the difference between a wide receiver and a quarterback, but if you are having or going to a get-together for the big game, make sure it’s safe and healthy.
External link The Pocket Guide to Good Health for Adults
This guide will help you and your health care provider make sure that you get the tests, immunizations (shots), and the guidance you need to stay healthy. To order print copies of this guide, call the Publications Clearinghouse at 1-800-358-9295.
External link Physical Activity and Good Nutrition: Essential Elements to Prevent Chronic Diseases and Obesity
Fitness problems such as obesity and overweight have reached truly epidemic proportions in the United States. This web site discusses activities that fit into your daily routine that speed your heart rate and breathing, or increase your strength and flexibility. As part of the Heathier US campaign, it reviews the relationship between nutrition and physical activity, diabetes, blood pressure and obesity.
External link Five Steps to Safer Health Care
This fact sheet tells what you can do to get safer health care. This fact sheet tells what you can do to get safer health care. It was developed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in partnership with the American Hospital Association and the American Medical Association.
External link The Pocket Guide to Staying Healthy at 50+ (English HTML version)
This guide describes ways that people aged 50 and older can stay healthy. It gives information on: living habits that have been proven to help prevent certain diseases and conditions, screening tests to catch conditions or diseases early and immunizations (shots) that have been proven to be effective in preventing diseases. To order print copies of this guide, call the Publications Clearinghouse at 1-800-358-9295.
External link Prevention Tips - Take Care of Yourself Exit Disclaimer
National MOTTEP addresses the diseases and behaviors that lead to the need for transplantation, such as diabetes, high blood pressure, alcohol and substance abuse, poor nutrition and lack of exercise.
External link Exercise: A Guide from the National Institute on Aging
You're never to old too exercise! This guide is for anyone who wants to take those first steps toward an active lifestyle. The scientists and doctors at the National Institute on Aging at the National Institutes of Health collaborated to produce this book. It contains valuable information about how exercise and proper nutrition are crucial for staying healthy as we age and provides useful tips on establishing and maintaining a regular exercise program. Also available by calling (800) 222-2225.
External link Prescription Medicines and You
Taking medicines is not always as simple as swallowing a pill. It can involve many steps and decisions each day. Whether you are using a medicine yourself or helping a child or an adult, it is easy to get off track. This guide provides information on how to take part in decisions about your treatment, how to watch for problems, what questions you should ask about your medicine and tips on keeping a medicine record list. Also available by calling the Agency for Health Care Research and Quality at (800) 358-9295.
External link Delicious Heart-Healthy Latino Recipes
Learn to cook some of your favorite, traditional Latino dishes in a heart-healthy way. This bilingual cookbook contains 23 tested recipes that cut down on fat, cholesterol, and sodium but not on taste.
External link Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2005
These guidelines are published jointly every 5 years by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Department of Agriculture (USDA). The Guidelines provide authoritative advice for people two years and older about how good dietary habits can promote health and reduce risk for major chronic diseases.
External link MyPyramid.gov
This is a very new tool where people could go and find all the information they need to make healthy and smart choices for eating, tips to add physical activity to their lives, and create a plan to live by. MyPyramid's central message is "Steps to a Healthier You." MyPyramid replaces the Food Guide Pyramid introduced in 1992, and is part of an overall food guidance system that emphasizes the need for a more individualized approach to improving diet and lifestyle.
Tips for Weight Loss and Maintenance
Are you determined to lose weight or maintain a healthy weight this year? Here are some tips to help you achieve that goal.
External link Now You Have a Diagnosis: What's Next?
This resource will help you to use research and other information to make the best treatment decisions for you.
External link Understanding Your Body
This brochure provides easy-to-understand explanations of body systems and disease conditions.
External link Heart Attack Warning Signs
A heart attack is a frightening event, and you probably don't want to think about it. But, if you learn the signs of a heart attack and what steps to take, you can save a life–maybe your own. Check this information and quizzes by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI).
External link Check Your Cholesterol and Heart Disease I.Q.
Are you cholesterol smart? Test your knowledge about high blood cholesterol with the following statements. Circle each true or false. The answers are given on the back of this sheet.
External link Diabetes, an Interactive Tutorial
Introduction (Patient Education Institute). (Requires Flash Player)
"Staying Healthy at 50+", a Preventive Health Guide for Seniors"
Staying Healthy at 50+ is designed to encourage seniors to activelyparticipate in their preventive health care and contains easy-to-use chartsto track personal health information and sample questions to ask health careproviders, as well as other sources of health information for seniorpopulations...



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