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African American Health

Minority Health - General Tips for Healthy Living

We are fortunate in the U.S. to have access to clean water and a safe food supply. Vaccines have become routine and have lowered or eliminated small pox, mumps, measles, polio and other childhood diseases. New and improved drugs help us recover from infections more quickly, slow the progression of chronic diseases, and ease our aches and pains. The quality of our lives has improved enormously in the 20th century.

However, there are other things we can do to live longer and healthier lives. It calls for making good choices and taking care of ourselves on a daily basis - like choosing to exercise regularly, eating a good diet, not smoking, having your children immunized, wearing proper protective equipment when exercising. Our behavior is a key to staying healthy.

The Healthy Living Tips listed can guide you and your doctor in developing the best program to help you be, and stay, healthy. Check them out.

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Last Reviewed: Aug 21, 2009

Kenneth   Davis, Jr, MD, FACS Kenneth Davis, Jr, MD, FACS
Professor of Surgery and Clinical Anesthesia
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati