Living Healthy

Benefits of Living Well

Healthy food on a fork, fruit and vegetables

High Five to Your Health: Add 5 Servings of Fruit and Vegetables to Your Diet

Getting five servings a day of fruits and vegetables is one of the best ways to prevent cancer, heart disease and stroke. Here's how to achieve this healthy goal.

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Why Physical Activity and Exercise Are Important

  • The relationship between physical activity and exercise
  • How your body responds to physical activity and exercise
  • The benefits of physical activity and exercise
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Screenings for Women

Test/Vaccine

How Often

Blood Pressure

Every 2 years - 18 years of age and older

Body Mass Index (BMI)

Periodically - 18 years of age and older

Cholesterol

Every 5 years - men 35 years of age and older; adult

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At the Doctor

Serious doctors using computer

What Is a PHR?

And why do I need one?

Keeping track of your prescriptions, past surgeries and lab results can be tough - this essential health information is usually scattered around various offices, files and drawers. A Personal Health... read more

Reassuring female doctor

Healthy Translation

Tips for finding the best translator to bring to the doctor's office

No visit to the doctor is a success if you leave confused. You need to have a clear and honest talk with your doctor about your health. In order to make the most of a visit to the doctor, you need to... read more

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Prepare for Your Visit to the Doctor: A Checklist

It’s a good idea to prepare for your doctor’s visit ahead of time. Think about the topics you’d like to discuss, questions you have and any other issues that you’d like to bring up.

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