Resources for Your Health
Aria's commitment to quality care goes far beyond our hospital walls. Aria strives to support healthy lifestyles and illness prevention by engaging our community members to promote their own health and wellbeing, as well as that of their community.
As part of our contribution, Aria offers these resources to guide you in the promotion of your own personal health and maintaining health throughout your lifetime.
The Hunger Scale - Overeating can stem from waiting too long between meals or eating too little throughout the day. Hunger-Satiety scales can be useful for understanding and recognizing your body's hunger and fullness cues and reducing the urge to overeat.
Beating High Blood Pressure - Many people have high blood pressure without knowing it. Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is known as the "silent killer" and can lead to heart disease, heart attack, stroke, kidney disease and blindness. If you have high blood pressure, this guide, along with the advice of your physician, can help you to control high blood pressure and reduce its impact on your health.
Conquer Cholesterol - Cholesterol is one of the major controllable risk factors for heart disease and stroke. Understanding cholesterol and how it affects you is the first step to reducing your risk.
Breaking the Code on BMI - Why is BMI important and what does it mean to be "obese"? Find the answers, and ways to stay healthy, with this information sheet.
Diabetes Risk Assessment - An estimated 20.8 million people in the US have diabetes, but one-third don't know they have it. Type 2 diabetes can be affecting your body even if you have no symptoms. Use this easy tool from the American Diabetes Association, and see if you are at risk for Type 2 diabetes.
Act FAST - Recognize the Signs and Symptoms of Stroke - 795,000 Americans experience a stroke each year, which is a stroke every 40 seconds. Stroke is the 4th leading cause of death in the US today. Aria's certified Stroke Center is committed to the treatment and prevention of stroke. Knowing the signs and symptoms and getting immediate emergency care can improve the outcomes of a stroke and help save lives.
Reduce Cancer Risk - Screening guidelines for Men & Screening Guidelines for Women - While there is no sure way to prevent cancer, cancer screenings can identify cancers early, before they cause symptoms. Cancers that are found early are often easier to treat and result in increased survival.