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Telephone Numbers & Information Form - Form to record important telephone numbers and insurance information in case of an emergency and a summary form What to Tell Your Health Care Provider to use when you call or visit a health care provider. (1 page PDF form*)

For more information call or write:
American Institute for Preventive Medicine
30445 Northwestern Hwy., Suite 350
Farmington Hills, MI 48334
248.539.1800 / Fax 248. 539.1808

For information on 365 health topics: Access the American Institute for Preventive Medicine’s Web site: and click on “Online Demos/365 Topics.”

This guide is one of a series of publications, programs, and online products developed by the American Institute for Preventive Medicine designed to help individuals reduce health care costs and improve the quality of their lives. Our products address: Families; Women; Men; Seniors; Children; Adolescents; Pregnancy; Emergency/First Aid; Alternative Medicine; and Mental Health. Some publications are available in a low literacy format and Spanish. We also provide many wellness and disease management publications and programs.

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HealthyLife Students' Self-Care Guide

by Don R. Powell, Ph.D. and the

This guide is not meant to substitute for expert medical advice or treatment. The information is  given to help you make informed choices about your health. Follow your health care provider’s advice if it differs from what is given in this book.

Understand that many of the designations used by manufacturers and sellers to distinguish their products are claimed as trademarks. Where those designations appear in this book and the American Institute for Preventive Medicine was aware of a trademark claim, the designations have been printed in capital letters (e.g., Tylenol).

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Section I–Common Health Problems
How to Use This Section

Section II–Playing It Safe


Section III–Lifestyle Issues

February 19, 2004

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