Prevention and Screenings
Eat smart, exercise regularly, and get routine health screenings. Be an active participant in managing your health. Start leading a healthy lifestyle.

Visit the HHS.gov website for prevention topics:

  • Exercise & Fitness
  • Diet, Nutrition & Eating Right
  • Healthy Lifestyle
  • Weight Loss & Obesity
  • Smoking & Tobacco
  • Drinking and Alcohol
  • Injury & Accident Prevention
  • Vaccination/Immunization
  • Health Screenings
  • The Environment and Your Health
The HHS.gov website provides some very useful tools.  Check out the following:

HealthFinder - The federal government’s healthfinder service provides prevention information specifically for you. <<more>>

Health Library - a DMC Health Resource - the home of our extensive multi-media collection of information designed to help you gain knowledge about important healthcare topics and experience an inside view of news an break throughs from the Detroit Medical Center. <<visit>>

Family Health Portrait - Create your family health history.  It can help identify whether you have higher risk for some diseases.  It can also help your health care practitioner recommend ways to reduce your disease risk and look for early warning signs of disease.

Body Mass Index - Body Mass Index (BMI) is a number calculated from a person's weight and height. BMI is an indicator of body fatness.  Use this tool: Body Mass Index Tool

Prevent Injuries and Violence - Injuries are a leading cause of death in the U.S. During National Public Health Week, the CDC Injury Center is raising awareness of this preventable public health problem. Visit the CDC.gov website learn more about injuries and ways you can  live injury-free.

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