What are the benefits of preventive health screenings?

Preventive health screenings have the benefit of detecting potential problems early. Preventive health screenings are the key to staying healthy. The earlier a health problem is detected, the more treatable it’s likely to be.

A doctor can provide recommendations for screening based on a person's medical and family history and lifestyle. A healthcare provider can personalize the timing of the screening tests needed based on many factors. Having a primary care doctor who can coordinate care is vital.

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Preventive health screenings are an affordable and effective way to identify hidden disease risk. For many people, getting screened is the first step in early intervention to prevent potential health events later in their lives. It helps people understand their risks so that they can consult with their doctor and take the right steps towards a healthier future.

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