Make a Plan to Live Healthy
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A healthy life starts with a plan. Let us help you put together your Healthy Living plan with good advice and special programs for Healthfirst members that can assist you and your family.
Child / Teen Health
Well-child visits include checks for such milestones as height and weight, as well as screening and immunizations (shots). Learn more about these important visits for your child.
Help protect your child from common childhood diseases. Learn more about the different types of shots and the suggested timing for each.
Many serious health problems can be caused by lead poisoning. Understand more about lead screenings and how to protect your child.
We know your child’s safety is important to you. Here are some simple tips to teach your child, whether they are at home or away.
Dental health is very important. Get easy tips for helping your child brush, making teeth-friendly food choices, and talking to your child's dentist.
Does your child have trouble sitting still or paying attention? It could be ADHD (Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder). Understand more about the symptoms of ADHD – and how it can be treated.
Moms and Babies
Healthy Moms and Babies
Are you pregnant or a new mom? Discover healthy steps you can take now to help you and your baby.
If you're an expectant or new mom, learn more about how to receive practical tips on your mobile phone.
Healthy living means making the right choices for you and your family, including the food you eat and how much you exercise. We want to help you find the perfect healthy balance. Get tips on how to get healthy, stay healthy, and make smart choices.
- Maintaining a Healthy Body
- Planning Ahead
- Living with Disabilities
- Mental Health
- Healthy Choices
Help with Domestic Violence
Are you in an unsafe home situation? Learn what domestic violence means, and what you can do to protect yourself and your children.
No Butts Allowed
Quitting smoking is the most important thing you can do for your overall health. Get the information and help you need to quit for good.
Got 2B Fit
Getting to a healthy weight can be a challenge. Read how Got 2B Fit can help you with easy nutrition and fitness tips.
Healthfirst supports the health of our female members with education and testing for women’s special needs.
Do you sometimes forget when to take your medicine? Or do you have difficulty remembering exactly how much medicine to take? Maybe you’re taking more than one medicine and are having a tough time managing all of them.
You’re not alone. The good news is that there are tools that can help you stay healthy and safe while taking your medicines. Click the links below to get resources to help you manage your medicines with more ease, understand the importance of taking your medicine on time and in the right amount, and stay informed.
And remember: it’s important to talk to your doctor or pharmacist if you have questions or concerns about your medicines.
- The Center for Improving Medication Management & the National Council on Patient Information and Education – “Medicine Safety/A Toolkit for Families”
- Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality – “Your Medicine: Be Smart. Be Safe.”
- American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) – “Medicines Made Easy-Things You Need to Know about Managing Your Medications but were Afraid to Ask”
- U.S. Food & Drug Administration – “Medicines and You: A Guide for Older Adults”
- National Consumers League – “Script Your Future”
- New York City Department of Health & Mental Hygiene – “My Medication List” / Español
- New York City Department of Health & Mental Hygiene - "Health Bulletin/Taking Your Medicine" / Español