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Know Your Risk and Prevent Disease

Are you worried about your risk for heart disease? Are you wondering about how to prevent cancer? The diseases listed below are the leading causes of death in the U.S. Prevention is the best cure for many diseases. This page contains information on the following topics:

Take a look at the tools provided below to learn about the best methods for prevention.


Heart & Stroke


Breast Cancer

Cervical Cancer

Colon Cancer

Prostate Cancer

Skin Cancer



Infectious Disease




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Last Reviewed: Sep 23, 2009

Phyllis L Pirie, PhD Phyllis L Pirie, PhD
Professor of Health Behaviors & Health Promotion
College of Public Health
The Ohio State University

Timothy J Buckley, PhD, CIH Timothy J Buckley, PhD, CIH
Associate Professor of Environmental Health Sciences
College of Public Health
The Ohio State University