Prevention Health & Wellness Topics

Impact of Preventative Care on Health Care Costs

Impact of Preventative Care on Health Care Costs

Majority of the leading causes of death are caused by chronic diseases that are either preventable or likely to be manageable with proper utilization of health care, this includes: Heart disease Diabetes mellitus Cancer Chronic lower respiratory disease Stroke Heart...

Colorectal Cancer Screening

Colorectal Cancer Screening

What Is Colorectal Cancer Screening? Colorectal cancer almost always develops from precancerous polyps (abnormal tissue growths) in the colon or rectum. Screening tests can find precancerous polyps so that they can be removed prior to becoming cancer. Screening tests...

Cervical Cancer Screening

Cervical Cancer Screening

Two screening tests that can be done in a doctor’s office or clinic can help prevent cervical cancer or help find it at an early stage include: The Pap test (or Pap smear) looks for precancers, cell changes on the cervix that could become cervical cancer if they are...

Breast Cancer Screening

Breast Cancer Screening

Approximately 1 in 8 women in the United States may develop breast cancer over the course of her lifetime, according to research by the American Cancer Society (ACS). Aside from skin cancer, it is the most common type of cancer — and the second most common cause of...

Flu Immunization

Flu Immunization

Why should people get vaccinated against the flu? Influenza is a potentially serious disease that can lead to hospitalization and sometimes even death. Flu infections can affect people differently, but every year hundreds of thousands of people are hospitalized and...

Preventive Visit

Preventive Visit

A preventive visit is an annual appointment with your doctor intended to prevent illnesses and detect health concerns early, before symptoms are noticeable. This visit includes a review of your medical and social history related to your health and education about...