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myWellness Choices 2014 - Prevention

Preventive care is the most important step you can take to manage your health, because many of the top risk factors leading to illness and premature death are preventable. During the month of February, the Benefits Office will be highlighting the importance of prevention. There are many resources available to you through the JHU medical and dental plans.

Check out the wellness tab on the Benefits website. There you will find resources on prevention. Learn about the numbers that are most important to your health in the section called Know Your Numbers. Compare your blood pressure, cholesterol, blood glucose and body mass index (BMI) numbers to learn if you are at risk for developing a major illness such as heart disease or diabetes. Also, while you are there, assess your current health and lifestyle by taking a Health Risk Assessment and receive recommendations for improving your health and well-being. Speak to your health care provider about your personal risk factors.

Annual physical exams, well-baby, well-child and well-woman exams, immunizations and mammograms are 100% covered under the JHU medical plans. Teeth cleanings, dental x-rays and oral exams are also 100% covered under the JHU dental plans. For a more complete list of covered preventive care services see the Summary Plan Descriptions (SPDs) posted on the Benefits website. The SPDs are a "plain English summary" of the plan features for the medical and dental plans. Schedule an appointment with your doctor and/or dentist today.

App of the Month: Prevention Checklist
Just enter your age and gender and the app will provide a complete and proven list of vaccines, cancer screenings, and lifestyle recommendations just for you.

Web Widget of the Month: Know Your Numbers Quiz
Do you know the numbers that are most important to your health? Take this quiz and find out.

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