Adults can be screened for drinking problems based on current alcohol consumption and receive counseling on how to drink less or quit drinking completely.
Pregnant women can be screened and tested for anemia, which is an indication that their red blood cell count is too low. Pregnant women are often more susceptible to anemia as a result of increased blood supply demands during pregnancy.
Women aged 55 to 79 can lower the risk for heart attack and stroke by taking aspirin daily.
High blood pressure can lead to heart disease, stroke, and kidney failure. Adults can receive blood pressure screening to determine their level of risk, and learn how to combat and lower high blood pressure.
Chemoprevention involves taking drugs to lower the risk for developing breast cancer. Women at high risk for breast cancer can receive counseling to learn more about chemoprevention treatments.
Women can be genetically tested for breast cancer and receive counseling for better understanding of cancer risks and treatments.
Women aged 40-49 can receive a mammogram to detect breast cancer and receive early treatment. Talk with your doctor about when to start getting mammograms and how often you need them.
Breast milk contains all the minerals, vitamins, and nutrients a baby needs during the early months of development and can help ward off infections and diseases. Women can receive breastfeeding lessons, support, and counseling, as well as access to breastfeeding supplies.
Women can receive pap smears for early detection of cervical cancer. Sexually active women over the age of 21 should be screened for cervical cancer every 3 years.
Women can be screened and tested for chlamydia – a sexually transmitted disease that can also be passed on from mother to unborn baby.
High cholesterol is a risk factor for heart disease. Cholesterol screening can lead to early treatment and solutions for lowering high cholesterol levels.
Women can receive access common contraception and birth control methods. Contraception can help prevent pregnancy and, in some cases, the passing on of sexually transmitted diseases.
Adults can get screened for depression and receive treatment that may include prescription drugs, counseling, and more.
Adults with high blood pressure can be screened for type 2 diabetes and learn how to prevent, delay, or reverse their condition if diagnosed.
Women can receive screening to determine if they are victims of violence, relationship abuse, emotional abuse, domestic abuse, and more. Victims can receive counseling and support to overcome their abusive relationships.
Adults at higher risk of chronic disease can reduce their risk by learning how to enrich their diet with fruits, vegetables, lean meats, nuts, and other healthy foods, while also learning how to limit foods high in fat and cholesterol that can lead to heart disease, obesity, type 2 diabetes, and more.
Women who plan on becoming pregnant can receive folic acid supplements. Folic acid can help prevent birth defects when taken early in a pregnancy.
Women who are between 24 and 28 weeks pregnant can be screened for gestational diabetes, which can result in high birth weight, increase your chance of having a cesarean section, and put your baby at risk for childhood obesity.