An Ounce of Prevention…

I’m currently doing my last (Lord willing) proof on my manuscript so no time for a longer post today. I did come across this article today that reminded me that what I’m doing in providing basic, preventative care actually matters. According to the CDC, a quarter of the 800,000 annual  deaths from cardiovascular disease is preventable.

That’s pretty tragic.

Hopefully we can see that number go down as more people get access to health care with the upcoming changes. Unfortunately, even if people do have insurance, most don’t go to their doctors when they feel fine. Don’t be fooled, though. Your blood sugar and blood pressure can be pretty high for a long time before you feel any different. If you have insurance and haven’t seen your doctor in the past year, go make an appointment!

 

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