Women's Health
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Health is not just the absence of disease, it is a lifestyle. This section of the web site provides you with resources designed to help you make good lifestyle choices to help you live a healthy life.

Eat Healthy
Making Healthier Eating Choices
Choose my plate
Healthy Eating Plans
Pick a Better Snack
Dietary Guidelines for Americans
How to Understand and Use the Nutrition Facts Label

Physical Activity
Getting Active
Physical activity for all women
Calculate your Body Mass Index (BMI)

Make Healthy Choices
20 Tips to Help Prevent Medical Errors
How to Quit Smoking
Smoking and How to Quit
Tobacco Free College Campuses
STD Prevention
Questions and Answers on Alcohol Consumption
Drug Facts
Become a Smarter Driver
How Sleep Affects Weight Management
Wash Your Hands Often

Be Safe and Protect Yourself (provides several links to information on lowering your risk for disease and injury)

Helmet Safety
Sleep and mental health
Best Bones Forever
Dangerous Prescription Drugs
College Student Guide: Safe and Healthy Relationships

General Health Information
Adult Immunization Schedule (anyone over 18 years of age)
Screening Tests and Immunization Guidelines for Women
Mesothelioma (anyone over 18 years of age)

Get Routine Exams and Screenings
Get Regular Exams and Screenings
Screening Tests and Immunization Guidelines for Women

Manage Stress and Be Good to Yourself
Stress at Work
Stress and Your Health
Helping Yourself Heal: A Recovering Woman's Guide to Coping with Childhood Abuse Issues

Know Yourself and Your Risks
My Family Health Portrait
Know Yourself and Your Risks

State/National Resources
Iowa Department of Public Health
Iowans Fit for Life
National Women’s Health Information Center
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Healthfinder.gov

Publications
Choosing a Safe and Successful Weight Loss Program
Physical Activity and Weight Control
Exercise for Your Bone Health

Lifetime Learning

 

Hotlines
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Healthy Families Line - 1-800-369-2229
Quitline Iowa - 1-800-QUIT-NOW

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