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Health Screening and Other Preventive Methods

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“Health Check Tools” MedlinePlus <http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/interactivetools/index.html> Includes quizzes, calculators, self-assessments, and decision guides to check your knowledge and health status.
“Preventive Screening Tests and Immunizations.” Womenshealth.gov. Oct. 2006. The National Women’s Health Information Center, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. 12 Nov. 2006 <http://www.4woman.gov/screeningcharts/>. Includes charts of screening tests and immunizations suggested for women and men.
“Put Prevention into Practice.” AHRQ: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. 12 Nov. 2006 <http://www.ahrq.gov/clinic/ppipix.htm>. Put Prevention into Practice is a program of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. This site links to “checklists for your next checkup” for men and women, “pocket guides to good health” for adults and children, and a “Pocket Guide to Staying Healthy at 50+.” All five of these documents are available in English and Spanish.
“Guide to Clinical Preventive Services, 2006: Recommendations of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force.” AHRQ Publication No. 05-0570, June 2006. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. 12 Nov. 2006 <http://www.ahrq.gov/clinic/pocketgd/>. Recommendations for clinical preventative services developed by an independent panel of experts in primary care and prevention that create a road map for the delivery of effective, appropriate clinical preventive services. This guide can be used to direct your preventive health care decisions.
“Early Detection and Screening.” 2006. The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. 12 Nov. 2006 < http://www.komen.org/intradoc-cgi/idc_cgi_isapi.dll?IdcService=SS_GET_PAGE&nodeId=445>. Discusses the strength and weaknesses of current standard breast cancer screening tests available, as well as providing screening recommendations. Contains information on other issues related to screening such as finding low cost mammograms and what to do after a screening test returns an abnormal result. Beyond detection and screening, this site provides a wealth of information on breast cancer, including diagnosis, treatment, and support.
“Diagnosis and Self-Examination.” 2003. The Sean Kimerling Testicular Cancer Foundation. 12 Nov. 2006 < http://www.seankimerling.org/skf_selfexam.html>. Includes information on the how testicular cancer is diagnosed and describes how to perform a testicular self-examination. Beyond this diagnosis and self-examination information, the site also provides information the risk factors for testicular cancer.
“Men’s Health: Prevention and Self-Care.” MayoClinic.com. 2006. Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research. 12 Nov. 2006 <http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/mens-health/MC00047>. Includes articles on men’s top health threats, heart health, and smoking cessation, as well as a tool to develop individualized health screening guidelines based on age and sex.
“Women’s Health: Screening and Prevention.” MayoClinic.com. 2006. Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research. 12 Nov. 2006 <http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/mens-health/MC00047>. Includes articles on men’s top health threats, a quiz to test your knowledge of women’s health facts, and a tool to develop individualized health screening guidelines based on age and sex.
“Senior Health Center.” MayoClinic.com. 2006. Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research. 12 Nov. 2006 <http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/senior-health/HA99999>. Includes articles on how to stay healthy as you age and on senior health care concerns. There is also a section on health care options for seniors.

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