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Navigating Wellness is a digital tool for librarians and library patrons that augments USPSTF (United States Preventive Services Task Force) information to enhance the accessibility of up-to-date and tailored, preventive screening and wellness information to underserved populations in the Chicagoland area. The Navigating Wellness tool empowers library patrons to consume health information and utilize preventive health services, while equipping librarians with tools to support preventive health information seeking within public libraries.

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Cancer Prevention

Cancer prevention refers to any action that an individual takes to lower their chances of getting cancer.

What is Cancer? » What is Cancer Prevention? »

Chronic Illness

Chronic illnesses are life-long health conditions that may not have a cure. Some may be managed.

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COVID-19

Coronavirus (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered coronavirus not previously seen in humans.

What is COVID-19? » Differences between Influenza (flu) and COVID-19 » COVID-19 Vaccines: What You Should Know » COVID-19 and Wellness » COVID Additional Reading »

Mental Health

Being healthy isn’t just about physical health. Learn more about cultivating a healthy mental state.

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Nutrition Info

Good nutrition means that your body gets all the minerals, vitamins and nutrients that it needs to function properly.

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Preventive Services

Preventive services are the identification, prioritization, and provision of appropriate screenings, counseling, and medication services to prevent illness or the worsening of disease, and reduce healthcare costs.

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Smoking Cessation

Tobacco use can lead to tobacco dependence and other serious health problems.

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Obesity Info

Obesity is a complex health issue resulting from a combination of different factors either within the individual’s control or out of their control.

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What is the USPSTF?

The USPSTF is an independent panel of national experts that makes evidence-based recommendations about clinical preventive services.

For more information on prevention recommendations and services please visit the US Preventive Services Task Force website here or use this widget to access recommendations based on patient specific risk factors.

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