My MedlinePlus Weekly Newsletter: Keeping Up With Routine Medical Care | Mental Health Conversations | Tick Bites

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July 15, 2020

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Keeping Up With Routine Medical Care

If you are living with a health condition it's important to follow up with your health care provider as they recommend. If you experience new or worsening symptoms always contact your health care provider. Regular health exams and tests can help find problems before they start. They also can help find problems early, when your chances for treatment and cure are better.

Learn more about why health checkups are important and how to get the most from your appointment.

 

Viola Davis Talks About Her Prediabetes Diagnosis

Actress and producer Viola Davis was recently diagnosed with prediabetes. Davis spoke with the NIH MedlinePlus Magazine about her new role as an advocate for diabetes education and awareness. Read about how knowing her diagnosis empowered her and what she is doing to manage her prediabetes.

 

Start the Conversation

Your mental health is important because it can affect your physical health. Don’t wait for your health care provider to ask about your mental health. Start the conversation. Here are five tips to help prepare and guide you on how to talk to your health care provider about your mental health and get the most out of your visit.

 

Be a Safe Driver at Any Age

Whether you’re a new driver or have been driving for decades, it’s important to think about safe driving. Parents and teens can take steps to improve safe driving and avoid hazards. Older adults face certain physical and mental changes that can make it harder to drive safely. Learn how to better protect yourself behind the wheel.

 

Tick Bites

Spending time outside may put you at risk for tick bites and tickborne illnesses. Learn how to check yourself and your pets for ticks. Many tickborne infections can have similar symptoms including:

  • Fever and chills
  • Aches and pains
  • Rash

Find out more about prevention and treatment for tick bites.

 

Baked Tofu

Have you tried tofu yet? Tofu is high in protein, low in fat, and a good source of calcium, iron and B vitamins. This Baked Tofu recipe includes marinade options to suit your palate.