Prevention works better
More than 100,000 lives could be saved each year if we all got the preventive care we need, according to the CDC.
The problem with too little prevention
People often think, ‘Why should I see a doctor if I’m fine?’” But chronic diseases, such as heart disease, cancer, and diabetes, are responsible for seven of every ten deaths among Americans each year, according to theCDC. And these diseases can often be prevented through screenings that can help patients identify their risks in advance and make lifestyle changes to head off serious problems. Screenings can also detect disease earlier, when treatment works best.