Tech Tuesday: Facebook’s Preventive Health Tool

Facebook is launching a new tool that will help users track their health more easily.

In this week’s Tech Tuesday, we take a look at Facebook’s new Preventive Health tool.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, tens of millions of people in the U.S. are missing out on recommended preventive care.

That’s why Facebook is partnering with U.S. health organizations to offer its new Preventive Health tool.

The idea is to connect people to health resources and checkup reminders.

Facebook is focusing on tracking users’ cardiovascular health, cancer screenings and seasonal flu.

The Preventive Health tool provides resources from the American Cancer Society, the American College of Cardiology, the American Heart Association and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Here’s how it works:

Users can search for the Preventive Health tool in the Facebook app and find out which checkups, such as cholesterol tests or mammograms, are recommended by these health organizations based on your age and sex.

Facebook says reminders for flu shots will also appear during the appropriate time of year.

With the tool, you can mark when tests are completed, set reminders to schedule future tests and tell others about the tool to increase awareness of preventive care.

The tool also allows users to learn more about each checkup and find affordable places to receive care.

Facebook is also taking steps to protect its users’ privacy. Facebook says information about your activity in the Preventive Health tool will not be shared with third parties.

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