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    Educational Resources

    At Novant Health Uptown Primary Care, we want you to be an active participant in your medical care. We believe one of the first steps to achieving this is getting the information you need to make informed decisions. The resources on this page are some of our favorite sources of reliable medical and healthy living information.

    You can find general health information for the whole family on:

    The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force is a group devoted to keeping America healthier by encouraging preventive health care screenings, counseling and medications. On the website, find current recommendations for best prevention practices for the whole family.

    The American Diabetes Association is the foremost authority on the prevention and management of diabetes. The website offers information about risk factors as well as diabetes facts. The National Diabetes Education Initiative also offers important information for people who have been diagnosed with diabetes.

    To find comprehensive cancer information, look no further than the National Cancer Institute. This website offers information about the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of a variety of cancer types. The American Cancer Society also provides cancer resources including support resources.

    The American Heart Association makes heart disease and stroke easily understood, including prevention methods and ways to recognize stroke or a heart attack.

    There are a number of local resources for patients in the Charlotte area, including Support Works, a guide to local support groups; the Mecklenburg County Medical Society; and the Mecklenburg County Health Department.