Take Advantage Of The Free Screenings

Free? Most of us either jump at the chance of getting something for free, or on the other hand may be a little apprehensive when we see the word free. Todays world, with advertisers using these catch word phrases just to reel you in to buy their product or scammers out on the internet waiting for their next victim, it’s no wonder people are leery whenever they see the word free. There are actually things that are free.

Medicare offers free screenings for a variety ofMedicare.gov - the Official U.S. Government Site for Medicare health concerns. Depending on the type of screening, many can be a part of your annual wellness and preventative plan. You can find a list of the different screenings Medicare offers at https://www.medicare.gov/coverage/preventive-and-screening-services.html

Being a man, I know if I’m feeling good, and don’t have anything unusual going on , other than normal everyday aches and pains, I just go on with everyday life as if nothing is going on with my overall physical health. Did you know, for example, colorectal cancer is the second leading cancer as far as deaths are concerned, and that as many as 60% of them could have been avoided if men would have gone in for a screening for early detection.

I use colorectal cancer as an example because it is very common among men over 50. Prostate cancer is the most common cancer among men and is second in deaths to lung cancer, but think about that, 60%  of men that were diagnosed with colorectal cancer could have avoided fighting that disease with some early detection treatment.

Those with a high risk of developing these types of cancer are men 50 years and older, if you’re African American, those who may have a family history of these types of cancer.

Medicare and insurance companies work together in developing these free screenings and annual wellness visits. The costs that are paid out for treating these diseases are high when compared to the costs of free screenings and wellness visits.

I am a big advocate on personal health. I believe if we can add a fitness program to our lives, have a sensible diet, we can avoid many health issues and even avoid being put on prescription drugs by our physician. There’s no better time to start than right now. It’s never to late. Right now is the perfect time to begin a healthy lifestyle.

Dave Obregon | 888-355-1599 

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