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Health Food ChoicesIt is important for you to be involved with taking care of your health. There are many things that you can do to help you feel better and to stay healthy. As your partner in health we are providing this information to help you make healthy lifestyle choices for yourself and your family.

Your physician should be consulted prior to implementing any items presented. Readers should seek medical advice from a licensed physician and not rely solely on information they may gather from secondary sources such as the Internet. Reading the information on this website does not create a physician-patient relationship.

Reduce Your Family's Risk for Cancer by following some of these guidelines from the Prevent Cancer Foundation.

Health Food ChoicesWhat is healthy eating - We have collected a list of websites that are helpful in understanding nutrition and weight control in children and adults.

Nutrition Fact sheets provided by the American Dietetic Association

Screening and Diagnostic Tests for men, women and children. Having regular medical checkups, immunizations and screening tests are an important part of your health. These recommendations are guidelines only. Your doctor or nurse will personalize the timing of each test and immunization to meet your health care needs.

The American Heart Association has developed a program to stop heart disease before it starts. Check out their My Life Check for more information.


Exercise: A Healthy Habit to Start and Keep
American Heart Association Exercise

Children and Fitness
Exercise and Physical Fitness
Fitness: Getting and Staying Active - Preventing Injury and Illness
Pregnancy and Exercise
Shape Up America
7 Benefits of regular exercise
9 Least Effective Exercises Slideshow

Healthy Recipes

Healthy Diet


Food Safety
Facts about food borne illness?
American Dietetic Association
American Heart Association Nutrition
Cooking Light Online
Dr. Dean Ornish Program and Recipes
Cooking and Recipes from Dr. Weil
Heart Healthy Recipes
Low Fat Cooking

Self Care

Breast Self-Examination
Testicular Self-Examination
Help quitting smoking
Diet, Physical Activity and cancer
Mental Health: Keeping Your Emotional Health
About Mental Illness
Consumer Guides to Health Care
Health-related organizations
Health Library

  Breast self exam

Additional Preventative Health articles and links from the Canandaigua Medical Group and the World Wide Web.