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Lifetime of Good Health: Your Guide to Staying Healthy

Lifetime of Good Health: Your Guide to Staying Healthy

Picture of A Lifetime of Good Health Cover

This womenshealth.gov **online 67 page guide includes information on preventative screening tests and immunizations and risk factors. It is in pdf format. This guide offers you a plan for health at all stages of life.

Short informational “fact sheets” presented include the following topics:

  • Heart Disease/Heart Attack
  • Diabetes
  • Chronic Health Conditions
  • Reproductive Health
  • Breast Cancer
  • Healthy Bones, Skin, Eyes
  • Mental Health
  • Dealing with Violence
  • Talking with your health care provider

Each topic includes easy to read tips. Many topics include phone numbers and Web sites for further information.

Spanish and Chinese language options may be found here.

**womenshealth.gov is the US federal government source for women health information.

April 8, 2011 Posted by | Consumer Health | , , | Leave a comment

Birth Control Pills Online Pamphlet

Different kinds of birth control pills.

Different kinds of birth control pills. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

Excerpt from the American Congress of Obstetricans and Gyncecologists (ACOG)

Birth control pills (also called oral contraceptives or “the pill”) are used by millions of women in the United States to prevent pregnancy. For most women, the pill is a safe and highly effective form of birth control.

This pamphlet explains

  • how birth control pills work
  • effectiveness
  • types of pills and benefits and risks of each
  • side effects

 


February 11, 2011 Posted by | Consumer Health | , , , , , | Leave a comment

   

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