Saturday, January 19, 2013

Protect Your Health in Five Minutes or Less

From the USA.gov Blog:
Learn simple steps you can take to protect your health and safety. Some steps take less than a minute and could save your life or the life of a loved one.
One minute or less:
  • Wash your hands
  • Protect your skin
  • Buckle up
  • Check cruise ship inspection scores before you travel
  • Place infants back-to-sleep
Get information about these and 10 more steps that take 1 minute or less.
Five minutes or less:
  • Test smoke alarms
  • Do a skin and body check
  • Make an appointment (for medical exams, screenings, and immunizations)
  • Know the signs and symptoms for heart attack and stroke
  • Take care of your teeth and gums
Get information about these and 15 more steps that take 5 minutes or less.