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  • Vitamin, mineral and multivitamin supplements for the primary prevention of cardiovascular disease and cancer: Consumer fact sheet

    U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF)

    Healthy adults should not take vitamin E or beta carotene supplements to prevent cardiovascular disease (CVD) or cancer. Taking beta carotene supplements can increase chances of lung cancer if you are already at risk.

  • Allergic rhinitis: Non-drug interventions

    Informed Health Online

    The best way to prevent allergy symptoms is to avoid allergy triggers in the first place. Keep your house clean and dry to keep mold and dust mites away. Other non-medical treatments that may help are saline nasal sprays, nasal irrigation, acupuncture and acupressure.

  • Screening for cervical cancer

    Canadian Cancer Society

    You may be at a higher risk for cervical cancer if you have genital warts, HPV, a weak immune system, or other cancers in the anus or vulva. Talk to your doctor about your risk and your need for pap or HPV tests. Links in this resource to diagnosis & treatment information, as well as questions to ask your doctor.

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