Life style modification: Obesity, Smoking, Alcoholism
Number ONE cause of preventable morbidity in the United States is: TOBACCO. Stop consuming tobacco.
Tertiary: How to help patient when the disease is already here.
Quaternary: Don’t do unnecessary things; Pap tests after the age of 65; Hemoccult after normal colonoscopy. Join ‘Choosing Wisely Campaign’.
-A Great App to see Preventive Health Services. Please go to the following site to download US Preventive Health Services recommendations.
Obesity: BMI over 25, is overweight.
BMI over 30 is Obese.
Watch Weight of the Nation Documentary.
*Physical Activity Guidelines:
Work on muscle groups two or more days of a week.
Moderate Aerobic Activity: 150 minutes/week (Brisk Walking)
Vigorous Aerobic Activity: 75 minutes/week (Jogging or Running)
Acceptable, Men less than or equal to 2 drinks per day; Women less than or equal to 1 drink per day.
You can save 50,000 adult lives per year using vaccines.
In children, 730,000 deaths could be prevented.
=Breastfeeding is NOT a contradiction to vaccines.
=www.aafp.org/Immunizations (Check this website for vaccine recommendations)
=Children with a history of sexual assault should be vaccinated against HPV starting at 9 years of age.
=Tdap is safe during pregnancy.
=Don’t use these vaccines in pregnancy: MMR, Varicella, HPV, Influenza LAV