Wednesday, 21 November 2007

Remember to get that annual physical

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With Thanksgiving day upon us almost, a good reminder to us all as we scarf down those large portions is to remember your annual physical if you haven't had it this year.

Receiving a regular physical checkup from a physician is the best tool for preventative maintenance you can have. Starting in the mid-30s, disease screening should be tested at regular intervals.

Here are some tips from the U.S. National Library of Medicine -- check into these when you get that next annual checkup:
  • Check regularly for signs of disease. Early detection often helps improve the chances of recovery.
  • Determine your risk of future health problems, and possibly, to prevent them.
  • Talk with you about your lifestyle, and to recommend changes.
  • Give you any needed vaccinations.
  • Get to know your history, in the event that you become seriously ill.

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