How low should my cholesterol be? Should my father be screened for prostate cancer?
Does my daughter need the HPV vaccine?
Should my wife be screened for ovarian cancer?
Do any members of my family need folic acid, and if so, how much?
These are just several examples of the many questions and concerns that adults may have about preventive health and health maintenance for themselves and their loved ones.
The US Department of Health and Human Services provides the AHRQ-ePSS App (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality – electronic Preventive Services Selector) for healthcare professionals, but today we review an analogous app that seeks to provide non-healthcare professionals with information on preventive health and health maintenance.
Targeted primarily towards non-healthcare professionals, the My Health Checklist 2012 App comes to us from Proven Health Ways.
Its trademark is this website developed by Dr. Paul Hartlaub, a preventive medicine physician, to provide consumers with reliable information on “what really works to prevent disease.”
Browsing the Proven Health Ways website reveals a dedication to evidence-based recommendations, including reliance on the reputable United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) and the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP).