Family Health

cancer control

Cancer prevention can and should be part of our daily routine. What we eat, how much we exercise and other basic factors play a role in cancer control.
cancer prevention and cancer control


Diabetes is a disorder of metabolism which refers to the way the body uses digested food for growth and energy.
diabetes overview

eating disorders

Women are more likely than men to have eating disorders. They usually start in the teenage years and often occur along with depression, anxiety disorders and substance abuse.
overview of eating disorders

fall prevention

Falls are one of the most common problems faced by elderly residing in the community, hospital or nursing home.
introduction to fall prevention


Gout is a metabolic disease where the uric acid level builds up in joints as crystals that cause its most common symptom, extreme pain.
overview of gout


The inability to control urine is one of the most unpleasant and distressing problems from which a person can suffer, often causing isolation, depression and physiological problems. In addition to the patient, urinary incontinence is also a burden for family caregivers and the community, and the major reason aging parents are put into nursing homes.
incontinence in womenincontinence in menincontinence in childrenbowel problems

mental health

If unsure where to go for help, talk to someone you trust who has experience in mental health—for example, a doctor, nurse, social worker, or religious counselor. Ask their advice on where to seek treatment.
getting help for mental health problemspostpartum depression (depression during and after pregnancy)


You're never too young, too old, or too out of shape to get started--you can benefit from regular physical activity and healthy eating habits.
overview of nutritionlow cost, high fiber recipes

physical fitness

Fitness (physical fitness) means different things to different people and may include muscular strength, muscular endurance, cardiorespiratory endurance, body composition and flexibility.
physical fitness

weight control

Comprehensive treatment of weight problems works best. Treating the metabolic issues, controlling appetite through dietary changes or by utilizing medications, increasing physical activity, and changing behavioral patterns that relate to eating and self esteem are all very important.
overview of obesity and overweight body image


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