About Us Services News/Events Get Involved Job Opportunities Contact Us
KRFDC

Links & Resources

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services/HRSA Bureau of Primary Care

Age Approriate Health Screenings
(Click on the image for a printable PDF copy)

Guidelines
This chart is only a guideline. Your healthcare provider will personalize the timing of each test and immunization to meet your health care needs. Get customized health screening guidelines, based on your age and sex by clicking here.

Hypertension/High Blood Pressure
High blood pressure is a common condition in which the force of the blood against your artery walls is high enough that it may eventually cause health problems, such as heart disease. Click here for information on high blood pressure including the definition, symptoms, causes, risk factors, complications, preparing for your appointment, tests and diagnosis, treatment, lifestyle and home remedies,alternative medicine, and coping and support.

Diabetes
The term "diabetes mellitus" refers to a group of diseases that affect how your body uses blood glucose, commonly called blood sugar. Click here for information on diabetes including the definition, symptoms, causes, risk factors, complications, preparing for your appointment, tests and diagnosis, treatment, lifestyle and home remedies, alternative medicine, coping and support, and prevention.

Obesity
Obesity is defined as having an excessive amount of body fat. Obesity is more than just a cosmetic concern, though. It increases your risk of diseases and health problems such as heart disease, diabetes and high blood pressure. Click here for information on obesity including the definition, symptoms, causes, risk factors, complications, preparing for your appointment, tests and diagnosis, treatment, lifestyle and home remedies, alternative medicine, coping and support, and prevention.

Body mass index (BMI) is a measure of body fat based on height and weight that applies to adult men and women. Calculate your BMI here. (Click on the image for a printable PDF copy)

BMI

Metabolic Syndrome
Metabolic syndrome is a cluster of conditions — increased blood pressure, a high blood sugar level, excess body fat around the waist or abnormal cholesterol levels — that occur together, increasing your risk of heart disease, stroke and diabetes. Click here for information on metabolic syndrome including the definition, symptoms, causes, risk factors, complications, preparing for your appointment, tests and diagnosis, treatment, lifestyle and home remedies, and prevention.

COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) refers to a group of lung diseases that block airflow as you exhale and make it increasingly difficult for you to breathe. Click here for information on COPD including the definition, symptoms, causes, risk factors, complications, preparing for your appointment, tests and diagnosis, treatment, lifestyle and home remedies, coping and support, and prevention.

Depression Disorders
Depression is a medical illness that causes a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest. Click here for information on depression including the definition, symptoms, causes, risk factors, complications, preparing for your appointment, tests and diagnosis, treatment, lifestyle and home remedies, coping and support, and prevention.

Anxiety
Anxiety is a normal part of life. It can even be useful when it alerts us to danger. But for some people, anxiety is a persistent problem that interferes with daily activities such as work, school or sleep. This type of anxiety can disrupt relationships and enjoyment of life, and over time it can lead to health concerns and other problems. Click here for information on anxiety including the definition, symptoms, causes, risk factors, complications, preparing for your appointment, tests and diagnosis, treatment, alternative medicine, coping and support, and prevention.

Heart Disease
Heart disease is a broad term used to describe a range of diseases that affect your heart. The various diseases that fall under the umbrella of heart disease include diseases of your blood vessels, such as coronary artery disease; heart rhythm problems (arrhythmias); heart infections; and heart defects you're born with (congenital heart defects). Click here for information on heart disease including the definition, symptoms, causes, risk factors, complications, preparing for your appointment, tests and diagnosis, treatment, lifestyle and home remedies, coping and support, and prevention.

Substance Abuse
Alcoholism
Alcoholism is a chronic disease in which your body becomes dependent on alcohol. When you have alcoholism, you lose control over your drinking. Click here for information on alcoholsim including the definition, symptoms, causes, risk factors, complications, preparing for your appointment, tests and diagnosis, treatment, lifestyle and home remedies, alternative medicine, coping and support, and prevention.

Drug Addiction
Drug addiction is a dependence on an illegal drug or a medication. Click here for information on drug addiction including the definition, symptoms, causes, risk factors, complications, preparing for your appointment, tests and diagnosis, treatment, coping and support, and prevention.

Prescription Drug Abuse
Prescription drug abuse is the use of a prescription medication in a way not intended by the prescribing doctor. Click here for information on prescription drug abuse including the definition, symptoms, causes, risk factors, complications, preparing for your appointment, tests and diagnosis, treatment, coping and support, and prevention.

Hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid)

Hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid) is a condition in which your thyroid gland doesn't produce enough of certain important hormones. Click here for information on hypothyroidism including the definition, symptoms, causes, risk factors, complications, preparing for your appointment, tests and diagnosis, treatment, and alternative medicine.

Information about additional diseases and conditions such as adult ADHD, allergies, asthma, cancer, emphysema, kidney stones, leukemia, melanoma, migraines, psoriases, RLS, and TMJ disorders and other can be found here.

Border

Additional links to free health and fitness information:

Action for Healthy Kids Initiative

American Cancer Society

The American Childhood Cancer Organization

American Diabetes Association

American Dietetic Association

American Heart Association

American Journal of Clinical Nutrition

American Society for Clinical Nutrition

Bell Institute of Health and Nutrition

Calorie Control Council

Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion

Center for Science in the Public Interest: School Foods Tools Kit

CNN Health Page

Dietary Guidelines for Americans

Eat Smart, Play Hard Campaign

Food and Drug Administration

Food Play Productions

Health Central

Healthy Kids Challenge

Healthfinder

Healthy People 2010

International Food Information Council Foundation

The Journal of Nutrition

Lowfat Lifestyles

Medline Plus

Mesothelioma Group

National Dairy Council

National Diabetes Education Program

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disease

Nutrio

Quackwatch

Shape Up America

USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service

U.S. Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Information Center