Which prevention measures are most important to good health? This is “LifeCycles” with Laurie Edwards-Tate, At Your Home Familycare.
A recent report found in order to best promote healthier living and a longer life expectancy, these services produce the greatest results in disease prevention for adults over 65: Flu and pneumonia shots are first, followed by screenings for breast cancer, colon cancer, diabetes, and osteoporis. Next comes smoking cessation programs, and alcohol abuse screenings and counseling. Regular blood pressure checks and aspirin use follow. Screenings for depression and follow-up counseling, and shingles vaccinations round out the list. Be vigilant about these measures to add years to your life.