Self Care

Adopting a healthy lifestyle means learning how to take care of yourself and actively manage your health care. Learn how to search for and find safe, reliable health information and how to protect yourself from medical errors.

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  • Asthma Action Plan

    Learn how to work with your doctor to create a plan to treat asthma attacks at home.

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  • Caregiving: Care for Yourself While Caring for Others

    Caregivers provide care for people with chronic medical conditions. It’s a challenging job, so caregivers also need to take care…

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  • Food Habits Survey

    Do you have healthy food habits? Are you eating and drinking what you should be? Take this survey to find…

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  • Nutrient Shortfall Questionnaire

    Complete the questionnaire to assess your risk for common nutrient shortfalls.

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  • Self-management: Taking Charge of Your Health

    One of the best ways to cope with a chronic illness is to take part in managing it. This can…

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  • Smoking Cessation in Recovering Alcoholics

    People who have successfully overcome alcohol abuse will find it difficult to quit smoking. However, it can be done, with…

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  • Taking Medicines Safely after Alcohol or Drug Abuse Recovery

    Learn how to share information with your doctor and safely take medicines to assist your alcohol or drug abuse…

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