According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), over 100,000 lives could be saved each year if everyone in the United States received recommended clinical preventive care. Preventive care includes check-ups, screenings, and counseling sessions that help to prevent health problems or allow medical professionals to detect illnesses at an early stage and begin treatment.
It is recommended (in an article by Medical Mutual) that seniors have the following preventive care screenings and tests completed when visiting your physician:
Height and weight/Body Mass Index (BMI)
Blood pressure test
Colorectal cancer screening
Bone density test
Breast and cervical cancer screenings (for women)
You can make adjustments in your everyday life, which will benefit your health long-term, such as eating a balanced diet to get the correct nutrients daily, discontinuing use of tobacco products, drinking only in moderation, and exercising three or more days per week.
For questions about your preventive care options, please call Dr. Frances Radkey at 501-922-2217 or visit our website at www.RadkeyMD.com.