The 4 Types of Doctors Visits You Should Make For a Long, Healthy Life

Prevention is often called the best medicine — but research has shown that millions of Americans are not getting the preventive care they should to live long, healthy lives. Obstacles like inadequate access to care and financial barriers can keep people away from the doctor, but anxiety and feeling like care is unnecessary are also common deterrents. “There are a lot of things that every person could do to stay healthy, and this could help people to feel better, improve their quality of life and help them to live longer,” says Dr. Alex Krist, a professor of family medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University and vice chair of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF), a panel of experts that sets a variety of preventive care recommendations for Americans. (See all of their recommendations here.) While a person’s exact medical needs vary depending on their age, sex, lifestyle behaviors and family health history, Krist says there are four main kinds of preventive medicine that could help every American live their best, longest life. Screenings Screenings are an important but complicated area of preventive care. “What’s right for an individual person depends a little bit on their overall health and their condition. It’s not always as simple as, ‘At this age, do this test,'” Krist says. “Science is continually evolving, so we’re continually learning new things, and the guidelines and recommendations freque...
Source: TIME: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Uncategorized Longevity public health Source Type: news

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Source: HealthSkills Weblog - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Tags: Chronic pain Occupational therapy Professional topics Resilience Science in practice Source Type: blogs
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Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research
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Source: Zoological Science - Category: Zoology Authors: Tags: Zoolog Sci Source Type: research
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Source: Expert Review of Anti-Infective Therapy - Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Expert Rev Anti Infect Ther Source Type: research
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Source: Drug Development and Industrial Pharmacy - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Drug Dev Ind Pharm Source Type: research
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Source: Expert Review of Clinical Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Expert Rev Clin Immunol Source Type: research
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Source: Chemosphere - Category: Chemistry Authors: Tags: Chemosphere Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Biosciences - Category: Biomedical Science Authors: Tags: J Biosci Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Biosciences - Category: Biomedical Science Authors: Tags: J Biosci Source Type: research
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