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Get Out Ahead…of Preventable Diseases

Sweeping changes to the U.S. health care system are stressing the importance of getting ahead of preventable diseases, such as heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, cancer, and chronic lower respiratory diseases. The Affordable Care Act  puts the management of health care into the hands of the consumer, providing tools to make more informed decisions regarding the management of health and health care. Additionally, the law now requires health insurance plans to include … [Read More]

To Get the Mammogram or Not: 40th Birthday Prompts Important Health-related Questions

I turned 40 last month, and I had my annual visit with my doctor. After the routine blood pressure check and blood work, she added another health screening to my growing list of routine appointments. She told me I should get a mammogram.    The American Cancer Society recommends annual mammograms starting at age 40. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF), in its controversial 2009 guidelines, recommends biennial mammograms starting at age 50. There is growin… [Read More]
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