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myhealthfinder: Preventive Services Recommendations

The myhealthfinder recommendations come from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF), the CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), and the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) as advised by organizations including the American Academy of Pediatrics (through the Bright Futures cooperative agreement) and the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (formerly the Institute of Medicine).

U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Recommendations

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force is an independent panel of experts in primary care and prevention who systematically reviews the evidence of effectiveness and develops recommendations for clinical preventive services. These reviews are published as U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommendations on the Task Force Web site and/or in a peer-reviewed journal.

U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommendations 

Healthy Eating Solutions for Everyday Life

MyPlate offers ideas and tips to help you create a healthier eating style that meets your individual needs and improves your health.(ChooseMyPlate.gov, US Department of Agriculture)

Build a Healthy Eating Style

All food and beverage choices matter – focus on variety, amount, and nutrition.

Choose an eating style low in saturated fat, sodium, and added sugars.

  • Use Nutrition Facts labels and ingredient lists to find amounts of saturated fat, sodium, and added sugars in the foods and beverages you choose.

  • Look for food and drink choices that are lower in saturated fat, sodium, and added sugar.

  • Eating fewer calories from foods high in saturated fat and added sugars can help you manage your calories and prevent overweight and obesity.

  •  Eating foods with less sodium can reduce your risk of high blood pressure.

Make small changes to create a healthier eating style.

Support healthy eating for everyone.

MedlinePlus is the National Institutes of Health’s Web site for patients and their families and friends. Produced by the National Library of Medicine, the world’s largest medical library, it brings you information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in language you can understand. MedlinePlus offers reliable, up-to-date health information, anytime, anywhere, for free. You can use MedlinePlus to learn about the latest treatments, look up information on a drug or supplement, find out the meanings of words, or view medical videos or illustrations. You can also get links to the latest medical research on your topic or find out about clinical trials on a disease or condition.

Patient Education Resources ( American College of Physicians)

Patient Education Resources are Developed to help patients and their families understand health conditions and facilitate communication between patients and their healthcare team.(ACP-American College of Physicians)

Centers for Disease control and Prevention

CDC works 24/7 to protect America from health, safety and security threats, both foreign and in the U.S. Whether diseases start at home or abroad, are chronic or acute, curable or preventable, human error or deliberate attack, CDC fights disease and supports communities and citizens to do the same.

Adult Immunization

The specific immunizations you need as an adult are determined by factors such as your age, lifestyle, high-risk conditions, type and locations of travel, and previous immunizations.

Adult immunization schedules

Recommended Immunizations for Adults:

Screening Checklist for Contraindications to Vaccines for Adults

Travel Health

CDC Health Information for International Travel (commonly called the Yellow Book) is published every two years as a reference for health professionals providing care to international travelers and is a useful resource for anyone interested in staying healthy abroad.

The fully revised and updated CDC Yellow Book 2018 codifies the U.S. government’s most current travel health guidelines, including pre-travel vaccine recommendations, destination-specific health advice, and easy-to-reference maps, tables, and charts.

Health Tips for Airline Travel (Guidance Material for Traveling Passengers)

” Because of a growing interest by the public of health issues associated with commercial flying, the Aerospace Medical Association prepared this brochure for interested air travelers. It is informational only and should not be interpreted by the reader as prescriptive. If the traveler has any questions about fitness to fly, it is recommended that he or she consult a physician”.

Physical Activity and Health

Regular physical activity helps improve your overall health and fitness, and reduces your risk for many chronic diseases.

Useful links

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