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Don't Skip Your Health Checkups

So, you are feeling well and are without any apparent health problems? Great, but are you postponing preventive health care, screenings, and examinations because you don’t seem to have any cause for concern? Don’t do it, especially as you grow older. Delays in identifying and treating some medical conditions can make doing so harder or even futile later. Many detectable health conditions, like high blood pressure, diabetes, vision problems, and cancer, can be cured when they are spotted early, and you won’t notice any symptoms in early stages. Postponing preventive health care might be more likely if you live alone, without someone who may urge and prod you to see a doctor because of conditions like sleep apnea.


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