Medical Fundamentals for Modern Americans
Official advice on a wide range of vital health and wellness topics is included in this up-to-date compilation of federal statements and reports. Topics covered include:
Beware of Health Scams * Miracle Health Claims: Add a Dose of Skepticism * Buying Prescription Medicine Online: A Consumer Safety Guide * Quick Guide to Healthy Living * Eat Healthy * Get Active * Get Enough Calcium * Get Enough Folic Acid * Healthy Eating: Conversation starters * Help a Loved One Get More Active * Losing Weight: Conversation starters * Losing Weight: Questions for the doctor * Stay Active during Pregnancy * Stay Active with a Disability * Take Steps to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes * Watch Your Weight * Important Screening Tests * Talk to Your Doctor about Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm * Get Your Blood Pressure Checked * Get a Bone Density Test * Get Tested for Breast Cancer * Get Tested for Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, and Syphilis * Get Your Cholesterol Checked * Colorectal Cancer Screening: Conversation starters * Men: Take Charge of Your Health * Get Your Hearing Checked * Get Tested for HIV * HIV Testing * Mammograms * Preventing Osteoporosis * Prostate Cancer Screening STD Testing: Conversation starters * Choose the Right Birth Control * Get Your Vision Checked * Pregnancy * Eat Healthy during Pregnancy * Have a Healthy Pregnancy * Protect Your Family from Lead Poisoning * Protect Yourself from Seasonal Flu * Talk with Your Doctor about Newborn Screening * For Parents * Get Support if You Are a Caregiver * Get Your Child’s Shots on Schedule * Get Your Child’s Vision Checked * Get Your Pre-Teen’s Shots on Schedule * Get Your Teen Screened for Depression * Healthy Snacks: tips for parents * Help Your Child Stay at a Healthy Weight * HPV Vaccine * Make the Most of Your Baby’s Visit to the Doctor * Prevent Allergy and Asthma Attacks at Home * Prevent Bullying * Prevent Mosquito and Tick Bites * Protect Your Child from Injury * Ride Your Bike Safely * Swim Safely: Quick tips * Take Care of Your Child’s Teeth * Talk to Your Kids about Sex * Talk to Your Kids about Tobacco, Alcohol, and Drugs * Talk with Your Doctor about Newborn Screening * Talk with Your Teen about Healthy Relationships * Watch for Signs of Speech or Language Delay * Heart Health * Heart Health: Conversation starters * Keep Your Heart Healthy * Reduce Your Risk of Stroke * Talk with Your Doctor about Taking Aspirin Every Day * Public Health and Safety * Get Adult Booster Shots * Prepare for an Emergency * Prevent Bed Bugs: Quick tips * Stay Safe at Work * Prevent Back Pain * Take Care of Your Teeth and Gums * Use Medicines Safely * Diabetes * For Women * Sources of Information About Health Care Products and Services * Assisted Living and Nursing Homes * Hiring Caregivers * Lasik and Other Vision-Correcting Surgeries * Cataract Surgery * Health Care Documents * Dietary Supplements * Generic Drugs * At-Home Genetic Tests * Hearing Aids * Personal Emergency Response Systems * Weight Loss Promises * Medical ID Theft * Medicare Fraud * Miracle Cures * Prescription Assistance Programs * Adventures In Parenting * At-A-Glance: Atherosclerosis * Know Your Brain * Can We Prevent Aging? Tips From The National Institute On Aging * Health Disparities – Bridging the Gap * Healthy Aging – Lessons From The Baltimore Longitudinal Study Of Aging * Your Guide To Healthy Sleep * At-A-Glance: Facts About Healthy Weight * Why Is A Healthy Weight Important? * Your Guide To A Healthy Heart * Medicare And Clinical Research Studies * Understanding Adult Obesity * Weight-Control Information Network * From Cells To Selves – Reproductive Health For The 21st Century.