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March is National Nutrition Month

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    "Choose My Plate" Quiz

    March is National Nutrition Month! "Choose My Plate" is a reference for meal planning that supports a healthy balance of eating nutritious foods AND exercising regularly for optimal health.

    It's divided into five food categories. Do you know what they are? Find out how much you know about the dietary guidelines.

    Take the "Choose My Plate" quiz »

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    Poison Proof Your Home

    How "poison proof" is your home? Roughly 40,000 children under the age of 4 are injured by unintentional poisonings every year.

    You can help to reduce their risk with these 15 tips »

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    Winter Safety Tips

    Be in the know before you go! Living in Colorado means we get the occasional snow storm, which can make driving a little tricky.

    Before you head to work, up to the mountains for a day of skiing, or any other activity, be prepared before you hit the slick roads »

KidneyStonesQuiz030115TRUE or FALSE: if you've had gallstones, you're likely to get kidney stones as well. Not sure?

It's National Kidney Month. Take care of your kidneys and learn the answer in this short kidney stone quiz »

Eye030115If you find yourself in front of a computer for many hours of the day, rest your eyes occasionally.

Try these 9 tips to help reduce eye strain »

Health Consumer

Be A Smart Health Consumer

How to Be a Wise Health Care Consumer

Here are common problems you may run into as a health care consumer, with tips for wise responses.Take our advice and take charge of your health >>

Choosing a Hospital

You don't have time to choose a hospital if you have a health emergency. But if you’re facing surgery or treatment for a particular health condition, taking time to find a hospital that meets your needs is well worth the effort. Start your evaluation here >>

How to Take Part in Every Medical Decision

Well-informed people who play a significant role in deciding how they’re going to treat their health conditions are likely to feel better about the decision process. Make your empowered first step here >>

Get the Most From Your Doctor Visits

To avoid wasting valuable time, be prepared for every doctor visit, using these suggestions, plan your time with your provider and walk out knowing you have made the most of your time >>

Preventive Care Guidelines

Screenings and Tests to Consider

Getting screening tests and vaccinations is an important part of preventive care. Find out which tests and immunizations are recommended by age group and gender. Use these guidelines when discussing a disease prevention plan with your health care provider. You may need a plan that is different, depending on your situation.

Guidelines for Women

Age 18-39

Age 40-49

Age 50-64

Age 65+

    Guidelines for Men

     

    Age 18-39

    Age 40-49

    Age 50-64

    Age 65+

    This schedule comes from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, unless otherwise noted.

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