Disease Prevention & Screening

Often, the earlier a disease is detected, the more likely it is that it can be cured or successfully managed. Management of a disease may lessen its impact on your lifestyle or delay serious complications of the disease.

If you do not see a topic of interest to you, please try the A to Z listing of health conditions.

recommended reading
These articles provide in-depth information and are written to help you make the best healthcare decisions for you and your loved ones.
Early Disease Detection
Environmental Illness
Food Poisoning and Safe Food Handling

action sets
Action Sets are designed to help you take an active role in managing a health condition. Action Sets provide the tools and information you can use in the day-to-day management of your health conditions.
How to control allergens in your home
tests & procedures

Your doctor may recommend screening or diagnostic tests to evaluate your condition. To learn more about these tests and diagnostic procedures use the section of this site called Medical Tests A to Z.

Body Temperature
Bone Mineral Density
Breast Self-Exam
C-Reactive Protein CRP
Cholesterol and Triglyceride Tests
Clinical Breast Examination
Complete Blood Count CBC
Digital Rectal Examination DRE
Ear Exam and Hearing Tests
Fecal Occult Blood Test
Home Blood Pressure Monitoring
Home Ear Examination
Home Testing for Urinary Tract Infections
Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Testing
Mental Health Assessment
Pap Test
Pelvic Examination
Prostate-Specific Antigen PSA
Pulse Measurement
Rapid Strep Test
Self-Test for Breath Alcohol
Testicular Exam & Testicular Self-Exam
Throat Culture
Tuberculin Skin Tests
Urine Test
Vaginal Self-Examination
Vision Tests
medication center
medication assistance

This section provides you with an alphabetical listing of more than 1,000 medications, including prescription drugs and those you can purchase over-the-counter. Just select your medications to learn more about them. You can choose your medication by brand name or generic name.

Medications A-Z

If you are having difficulty paying for your medications you may qualify for financial assistance or free medications. Visit the Medication Assistance Center to learn about available medication and insurance programs.

Don't let financial problems stop you from getting the treatment you need; there are resources and organizations that may be able to help you.

additional resources

This listing provides you with Internet sites that are sponsored by government agencies or are well-known and credible national organizations.

An Ounce of Prevention: Keeps the Germs Away
Environmental Protection Agency
Immunization Action Coalition
MEDLINEplus—Preventing Disease and Staying Healthy
National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
Pocket Guide to Good Health for Adults
Pocket Guide to Staying Healthy At 50+
Your Disease Risk

Surfing the Internet
When looking at Internet sites, remember that the information can be sponsored by anyone. Take into account the sponsoring group or individual when gathering information or help. Be especially careful about giving out personal or financial information.
Learn more about surfing the web:
Agua potable segura - [Safe Drinking Water]
Vacunas - [Immunizations]

Last modified on: 30 June 2015

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