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01 JUNE 2018

Prevention | 2018 June Get Fit E-Newsletter

June is Prevention Month with Get Fit!

It’s much easier to prevent a disease than it is to treat one. Staying up-to-date on vaccinations and screenings can help you stay healthy and catch health problems early, when they’re easiest to treat. – Mayo Clinic

What is Prevention?

“Preventive healthcare consists of measures taken for disease prevention, as opposed to disease treatment. Just as health comprises a variety of physical and mental states, so do disease and disability, which are affected by environmental factors, genetic predisposition, disease agents, and lifestyle choices. Health, disease, and disability are dynamic processes which begin before individuals realize they are affected. Disease prevention relies on anticipatory actions that can be categorized as primal, primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention.” – Wikipedia

Latest News

Primary care physicians help manage care

An Aiken-based health care executive has some advice for people who don’t have a primary care physician: Get one. “You want to be established with a doctor whom you have a history with and who knows your health,” said Carolyn Emanuel-McClain. “When you come to them, they can look at their records to see what they’ve done in the past, and that helps them manage your care and any chronic conditions.”
Read more at Aiken Standard

A primary care provider is essential to wellness

Question: How can I encourage my husband to take better care of himself? He only sees a doctor (at a walk-in clinic) when he’s really sick.
Answer: Please encourage him to select a primary care provider who will guide his health care and provide preventive health care services to keep him healthy.
Read more at Herald Times Reporter

5 Benefits of Primary Care

In an increasingly complex medical world, having one doctor who knows your health history has become highly important. Researchers at the journal Health Affairs found that patients who have a primary care provider benefit from better management of chronic diseases, lower overall health-care costs and a higher level of satisfaction with their care.
Read more at DailyHealthWire

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Prevention & Liver Health

Liver test panels are often ordered during regular physical examinations and can be used to help detect liver damage.

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