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Stay Healthy

Welcome to the Staying Healthy section of our website. The purpose of this section is to provide visitors with information about preventive services that are available to people with Medicare. Prevention is the first step in staying healthy.

Important Health News

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Preventive Services

Medicare pays for many preventive services. These benefits are described in the Medicare Preventive Services To Help Keep You Healthy publication.

The preventive services listed in this publication are:

  • Mammography for breast cancer screening

  • Pap smears for cervical cancer screening

  • Tests for colorectal cancer screening

  • Bone mass measurements for osteoporosis

  • Diabetes self-management and blood glucose monitoring

  • Flu and Pneumonia vaccinations

These Medicare benefits can be a key to long lasting good health. Your doctor can help you determine your health risks and need for these preventive screenings.

Publications and Websites

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services works together with other federal agencies and organizations to develop publications aimed at helping you lower your risk of disease and illness. In addition, we have identified a number of websites that contain valuable information to help you stay healthy.

Listed below are resources that contain a broad range of information as well as publications and websites that contain information to help you with specific health issues.

General Information

Disease Specific Information

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General Information

Cervical Cancer

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

Colorectal Cancer



Dialysis and Kidneys

Flu and Pneumonia





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