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Adult Stress - Frequently Asked Questions
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Adult Stress - Frequently Asked Questions
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Everyone feels stressed from time to time. Some people may cope with stress more effectively or recover from stressful events quicker than others. It's important to know your limits when it comes to stress to avoid more serious health effects.
Available: as pdf
Language: English
Cost: Free
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Better Health and You - Tips for Adults
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Better Health and You - Tips for Adults
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Eating healthy foods and doing physical activity on a regular basis may help you reach and maintain a healthy weight. They may also help prevent some health problems. Start taking steps now to move more and eat better - for yourself and your family! This publication gives you tips on how to eat better and be more active.
Available: online, as pdf
Languages: English and Spanish
Cost: Free
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Biology of Aging
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Biology of Aging
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Learn from NIA's research on the basic biology of aging. Read about the relationship between aging and genetics, metabolism, and the immune system, as well as directions for future study.
Available: online, as pdf
Language: English
Cost: Free
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Bone Mass Measurement: What the Numbers Mean
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Bone Mass Measurement: What the Numbers Mean
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This fact sheet contains information about bone mineral density testing used to identify osteoporosis, determine fracture risk, and measure an individual's response to osteoporosis treatment.
Available: as pdf
Language: English
Cost: Free
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Can We Prevent Aging?
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Can We Prevent Aging?
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Find out the truth behind antioxidants, calorie restriction, hormones, and supplements. Discover ways to support healthy aging and prevent or delay the onset of age-related disease and decline.
Available: online, as pdf
Language: English
Cost: Free
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Changing Your Habits: Steps to Better Health
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Changing Your Habits: Steps to Better Health
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This fact sheet offers strategies to help you improve your eating and physical activity habits. Whether you feel like change is a world away or just around the corner, the information here can help you get started.
Available: online, as pdf
Language: English
Cost: Free
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Have You Given Blood Lately?
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Have You Given Blood Lately?
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Provides information on the process of donating blood and information to determine if you are eligible to donate blood.
Available: online, as pdf
Language: English
Cost: Free
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Improving Your Health: Tips for African Americans
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Improving Your Health: Tips for African Americans
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Making small but steady changes in your eating and physical activity habits, over time, may help you lose weight if you need to, feel better, and improve your health. The information below can help you start to change your physical activity and eating habits.
Available: online, as pdf
Language: English
Cost: Free
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Mosquito Bite Prevention for Travelers
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Mosquito Bite Prevention for Travelers
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Mosquitoes spread many types of viruses and parasites that can cause diseases like chikungunya, dengue, Zika, and malaria. If you are traveling to an area where malaria is found, talk to your healthcare provider about malaria prevention medication that may be available.
Available: as pdf
Languages: English and Spanish
Cost: Free
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Mosquito Bite Prevention for Travelers (Danish)
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Mosquito Bite Prevention for Travelers (Danish)
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Mosquitoes spread many types of viruses and parasites that can cause diseases like chikungunya, dengue, Zika, and malaria. If you are traveling to an area where malaria is found, talk to your healthcare provider about malaria prevention medication that may be available.
Available: as pdf
Languages: English and Spanish
Cost: Free
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Mosquito Bite Prevention for Travelers (Portuguese)
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Mosquito Bite Prevention for Travelers (Portuguese)
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Mosquitoes spread many types of viruses and parasites that can cause diseases like chikungunya, dengue, Zika, and malaria. If you are traveling to an area where malaria is found, talk to your healthcare provider about malaria prevention medication that may be available.
Available: as pdf
Languages: English and Spanish
Cost: Free
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Mourning the Death of a Spouse
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Mourning the Death of a Spouse
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When your spouse dies, your world changes. You are in mourning-feeling grief and sorrow at the loss. You may feel numb, shocked, and fearful. You may feel guilty for being the one who is still alive. If your spouse died in a nursing home, you may wish that you had been able to care for him or her at home. All these feelings are normal. There are no rules about how you should feel. There is no right or wrong way to mourn.
Available: online, as pdf
Language: English
Cost: Free
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Taking Care of Your Teeth and Mouth
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Taking Care of Your Teeth and Mouth
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Get facts about fluoride, using floss, and healthy gums and healthy teeth. Also learn about tooth decay, periodontitis, oral cancer, and dry mouth.
Available: online, as pdf
Language: English
Cost: Free
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Talking with Your Doctor
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Talking with Your Doctor
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This guide discusses tips on how to choose a doctor as well as how to communicate with them so you get the best health care.
Available: online, as pdf
Languages: English and Spanish
Cost: Free
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Your Guide to Healthy Sleep
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Your Guide to Healthy Sleep
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Learn about common sleep myths and practical tips for getting enough sleep, coping with jet lag and nighttime shift work, and avoiding dangerous drowsy driving. This booklet also gives the latest information on sleep disorders such as insomnia, sleep apnea, restless legs syndrome, and more.
Available: as pdf
Language: English
Cost: Free
 
Men's Health
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Getting on Track: Physical Activity and Healthy Eating for Men
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Getting on Track: Physical Activity and Healthy Eating for Men
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Provides tips on how to get on track with regular physical activity and healthy eating habits.
Available: online, as pdf
Language: English
Cost: Free
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Handout on Health: Back Pain
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Handout on Health: Back Pain
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This booklet contains information about back pain. It describes risk factors for and causes of back pain as well as methods for preventing, diagnosing, and treating conditions that cause back pain.
Available: online
Language: English
Cost: Free
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Men: Stay Healthy at 50 Plus
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Men: Stay Healthy at 50 Plus
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Use this information to help you stay healthy at ages 50 and above. Learn which screening tests you need and when to get them, which medicines may prevent diseases, and daily steps you can take for good health.
Available: online, as pdf
Language: English
Cost: Free
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Men: Stay Healthy at Any Age
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Men: Stay Healthy at Any Age
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This pamphlet provides information on screening tests, preventative medicine and steps for good health for men.
Available: as pdf
Language: English
Cost: Free
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Prostate Problems
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Prostate Problems
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It's true that prostate problems are common after age 50. The good news is there are many things you can do.
Available: online, as pdf
Language: English
Cost: Free
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Understanding Prostate Changes: A Health Guide for Men
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Understanding Prostate Changes: A Health Guide for Men
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Describes common prostate changes and how to treat the - discusses information on prostate cancer symptoms, risk factors, screening, and biopsies, and includes resources and a glossary.
Available: online, as pdf
Language: English
Cost: Free
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What I Need to Know About Prostate Problems
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What I Need to Know About Prostate Problems
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This publication highlights what the prostate is and problems that can be associate with it. The discusses the signs, treatments and side effects of BPH treatment.
Available: as pdf
Languages: English and Spanish
Cost: Free
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Your Guide to Physical Activity and Your Heart
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Your Guide to Physical Activity and Your Heart
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Heart disease information and details on how to keep a healthy heart.
Available: online, as pdf
Language: English
Cost: Free
 
Teens
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Take Charge of Your Health: A Guide for Teenagers
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Take Charge of Your Health: A Guide for Teenagers
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As you get older, you are starting to make your own decisions about many things that are important to you. This booklet gives you small and doable steps that may help you get healthier.
Available: as pdf
Language: English
Cost: Free
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Teen Survival Guide: Health Tips for On-the-go Girls
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Teen Survival Guide: Health Tips for On-the-go Girls
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This publication inspires healthy behaviors in girls ages 10-16. Some of the topics include puberty, exercise, self-esteem, and healthy relationships.
Available: as pdf
Language: English
Cost: Free
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Teen Talk: Commonly Asked Questions About Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
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Teen Talk: Commonly Asked Questions About Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
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Flyer for teens that covers the basic facts about STDs and answers common questions..
Available: as pdf
Language: English
Cost: Free
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Teen Talk: What You Should Know About Contraception
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Teen Talk: What You Should Know About Contraception
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Flyer for teens that gives an overview of the basic facts about contraception
Available: as pdf
Language: English
Cost: Free
 
Women's Health
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A Lifetime of Good Health: Your Guide to Staying Healthy
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A Lifetime of Good Health: Your Guide to Staying Healthy
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Your health needs will change throughout the years. This guide offers you a plan for health at all stages of life. It begins with healthy behaviors to prevent and manage the many health conditions that can affect you. It also specifically addresses things that are important to women, like pregnancy, breastfeeding, menopause, and breast cancer.
Available: as pdf
Languages: English and Spanish
Cost: Free
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Hormones and Menopause
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Hormones and Menopause
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Menopause is a normal part of aging. It is not a disease or disorder. Women who have symptoms like hot flashes and night sweats may decide to use hormones like estrogen because of the benefits, but there are also side effects and risks to consider.
Available: online, as pdf
Language: English
Cost: Free
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Menopause: Time for a Change
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Menopause: Time for a Change
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This booklet begins with an explanation of what is happening during the menopausal transition. It will tell you about some of the common signs that you are beginning this transition and give you information about handling bothersome symptoms.
Available: online, as pdf
Language: English
Cost: Free
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Pregnant and Living in an Area with Zika?
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Pregnant and Living in an Area with Zika?
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Women trying to become pregnant and their male partners should strictly follow steps to prevent mosquito bites. Talk to your healthcare provider about plans to become pregnant.
Available: as pdf
Languages: English and Spanish
Cost: Free
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Pregnant and Living in an Area with Zika? (Arabic)
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Pregnant and Living in an Area with Zika? (Arabic)
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Women trying to become pregnant and their male partners should strictly follow steps to prevent mosquito bites. Talk to your healthcare provider about plans to become pregnant.
Available: as pdf
Languages: English and Spanish
Cost: Free
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Pregnant and Living in an Area with Zika? (Creole)
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Pregnant and Living in an Area with Zika? (Creole)
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Women trying to become pregnant and their male partners should strictly follow steps to prevent mosquito bites. Talk to your healthcare provider about plans to become pregnant.
Available: as pdf
Languages: English and Spanish
Cost: Free
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Pregnant and Living in an Area with Zika? (Korean)
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Pregnant and Living in an Area with Zika? (Korean)
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Women trying to become pregnant and their male partners should strictly follow steps to prevent mosquito bites. Talk to your healthcare provider about plans to become pregnant.
Available: as pdf
Languages: English and Spanish
Cost: Free
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Pregnant and Living in an Area with Zika? (Mandarin)
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Pregnant and Living in an Area with Zika? (Mandarin)
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Women trying to become pregnant and their male partners should strictly follow steps to prevent mosquito bites. Talk to your healthcare provider about plans to become pregnant.
Available: as pdf
Languages: English and Spanish
Cost: Free
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Pregnant and Living in an Area with Zika? (Tagalog)
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Pregnant and Living in an Area with Zika? (Tagalog)
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Women trying to become pregnant and their male partners should strictly follow steps to prevent mosquito bites. Talk to your healthcare provider about plans to become pregnant.
Available: as pdf
Languages: English and Spanish
Cost: Free
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Pregnant and Living in an Area with Zika? (Vietnamese)
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Pregnant and Living in an Area with Zika? (Vietnamese)
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Women trying to become pregnant and their male partners should strictly follow steps to prevent mosquito bites. Talk to your healthcare provider about plans to become pregnant.
Available: as pdf
Languages: English and Spanish
Cost: Free
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The Affordable Care Act and Women
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The Affordable Care Act and Women
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The Affordable Care Act was signed into law to benefit you and your family. Learn the top five items you need to know if you are a single woman or a woman with a family.
Available: as pdf
Language: English
Cost: Free
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The Healthy Woman: A Complete Guide for all Ages
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The Healthy Woman: A Complete Guide for all Ages
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A comprehensive reference with helpful charts and personal stories. The guide covers major diseases, aging mental health, reproductive health, nutrition and alternative medicine. It also provices advice on common screening tests and immunizations you may need. (Previous item number: 107W)
Available: as pdf
Language: English
Cost: Free
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Understanding Cervical Changes: A Health Guide for Women
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Understanding Cervical Changes: A Health Guide for Women
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Understanding Cervical Changes is a health guide for women. It reassures women that most abnormal cervical screening results are not cancer, but rather early cell changes that can be monitored or treated so they don't cause health problems.
Available: online, as pdf, e-reader
Language: English
Cost: Free
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Understanding Breast Changes: A Health Guide for Women
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Understanding Breast Changes: A Health Guide for Women
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Lists the most common types of breast changes and ways to find breast changes. Includes a detailed chart of possible mammogram results and follow-up care and provides a list of resources to obtain more information.
Available: online, as pdf, e-reader
Languages: English and Spanish
Cost: Free
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Women: Stay Healthy at 50 Plus
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Women: Stay Healthy at 50 Plus
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Use this information to help you stay healthy at ages 50 and above. Learn which screening tests you need and when to get them, which medicines may prevent diseases, and daily steps you can take for good health.
Available: online, as pdf
Language: English
Cost: Free
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