Sickness Prevention

Would you rather treat illness or prevent it?

 

Sickness prevention is one of the keys to keeping yourself healthy, and to reducing healthcare costs. This is why you should exercise, eat right, take an Herbal Group's multivitamin and regularly have your blood pressure and cholesterol checked often. Recently, a study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that nearly half of adults did not receive selected preventive services such as screenings, consultations and prescriptions, before 2010.

This finding prompted the CDC to remind the public of the importance of these sickness prevention measures, which are a necessary part of staying healthy.

"Clinical preventive services prevent heart attack, stroke, cancer and other diseases and save lives," said CDC Director Thomas R. Frieden, M.D., M.P.H. "This report provides a snapshot of preventive services for U.S. adults before 2010. As we look to the future, we can track how our nation's health is progressing through better prevention in healthcare."

So remember, preventing a disease is always better than treating one. Conditions such as type 2 diabetes and heart disease may be prevented by living a healthy lifestyle.

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