Early to Rise

By Jessica Boden
Posted On Mar 06, 2013

New You Anti-Aging Tip: Stay up-to-date on preventative tests–they may save your life. 

It’s a simple fact: As we age, our disease risk rises. The latest research indicates that patients are ditching primary care doctors in favor of specialists in larger numbers each year. While specialized medical care and genetic testing command the latest medical headlines, basic preventative testing—responsible for early diagnosis—is sadly underutilized. Heart health, osteoporosis, cancer, and blood pressure screenings are crucial important steps to maintaining quality of life and, if utilized properly, can save thousands of lives each year. Only 10-percent of the US population takes full advantage of these lifesaving measures. What’s to be done? Educate yourself using the My Health Finder tool at healthcarefinder.org. Live long, and prosper.