Brochure and widgets are available from the following websites:
SmokeFree.gov – SmokeFree.gov is an educational resource for those who want to learn more about quitting.
Smokeless Tobacco: A Guide for Qutting – NIDCR – National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research is an educational resource to learn more about quitting.
Should you get a flu shot? CDC (Centers for Disease Control) currently recommends patients age 50+ receive a yearly influenze immunization.
For more information and for current guidelines please follow the link below:
Diet and Nutrition
Informational resources on Diet, Nutrition, and BMI (Body Mass Index):
What is BMI?
Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)
Hypertension is the term used to describe high blood pressure. Blood pressure is a measurement of the force against the walls of your arteries as the heart pumps blood through the body. For more information, follow the link below:
Hypertension Information – PubMed Health – Up-to-date information on diseases, conditions, drugs, treatment options, and healthy living.
Diabetic Foot Care
Take Care of Your Feet for a Lifetime – If you have diabetes, your feet need special attention. The booklet available on the following page helps you care for your feet and provides tips to prevent serious foot problems.
About Falls and Prevention
If you or an older person you know has fallen, you’re not alone. More than one in three people age 65 years or older falls each year. The risk of falling – and fall-related problems – rises with age.
Cervical Cancer Screening
Cervical cancer is the easiest gynecologic cancer to prevent, with regular screening tests and follow-up. Two screening tests can help prevent cervical cancer or find it early – The Pap test and the HPV test. Learn more by following the link below.
Colorectal Cancer Screening
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends that people at average risk for colorectal cancer start regular screening at age 50 and continue until age 75 as long as their results are negative.
Pneumococcal disease is caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae bacteria. It is a leading cause of vaccine preventable illness and death in the United States. Anyone can get pneumococcal disease, but some people are at greater risk than others.
Information and resources are provided for your convenience only. Should you need more information, please see your Primary Care Physician. In the event of an emergency, please call 911.
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