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Prevention: The Best Way to Protect Your Health

Posted by David Ghiorso, CPA, March 25, 2016

As we move into springtime, it is a great opportunity to look for ways to start fresh in your daily habits. The things that you do each day can add up over time, and these daily habits will impact your health as you get older. When you are retirement age, it is even more important to stay consistent with your healthy habits in order to maintain good health in the later years of your life.

Why Prevention is so Important

Preventive services are designed to help doctors identify health problems in the early stages, and also to reduce the chance that you will get sick. When these health concerns are identified early, certain treatments can be used to reduce symptoms before the problems get worse. Doctors agree that most medical treatments work best in the early stages of the disease.

Even simple preventive steps can go a long way to support your health. As you are getting older, you have likely noticed changes that are happening with your body. It is possible to use healthy lifestyle habits to slow down these changes, so that you can maintain good health for as long as possible.

Medical Insurance to Help with Checkups and Preventive Services

If you have medical insurance, then it is likely that there are many preventive screenings and tests that are covered by the insurance plan. The insurance company is motivated to help with preventive care, because these preventive treatments save everyone money since the disease is found in the early stages.

Make sure that you visit your doctor once a year for an annual checkup, unless your doctor has specified that you should visit more frequently because of individual health concerns. Additionally, there are certain screening tests that you should talk with your doctor about, to check for colon cancer, breast cancer, heart disease, diabetes, and osteoporosis.

Having the right insurance plan is critical to help with the costs of these medical treatments and services. If you need help finding the right medical plan for your individual needs, then we invite you to contact us to learn more about the many options that are available.

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