OUse your allies. Confide in a trustworthy friend. Tell your friend some of the signs of oncoming illness and ask him or her to let you know if they see them. That way, you have not only yourself watching for symptoms, but also an objective friend. Then you can take action to prevent the illness getting worse.If you call their local or toll free number before 7:00 pm this evening, you can speak directly to one of their “Doctors on Call” during a call in program. Dr. Allen Mask of Raleigh, a regular on the news show, is helping Dr. Jeffrey Engel of the NC Department of health and human services to oversee primary care doctors reponding to medical questions.Balance the food you eat with physical activity. Maintain or improve your Weight to reduce your chances of having high blood pressure, heart disease, a stroke, certain cancers, and the most common forms of diabetes.