The Importance of Preventive Care

Apicha Community Health Center Nov 25, 2015  
importance of preventive care

While nearly everyone is familiar with the saying “eating an apple a day keeps the doctor away,” the significance of the message may be underestimated. Research continues to show the importance of preventive care for healthy adults.

A healthful diet coupled with regular exercise and routine check-ups can significantly lower the chances of developing certain diseases later in life.

What Does Preventive Care Entail?

Preventive care focuses on maintaining good health and preventing disease before it occurs. Such care can include regular check-ups and physicals, immunizations, and health testing.

Why is it so important?

Treating a disease is not always as simple as getting a prescription, and some developed diseases are not curable. This care focuses on maintaining good health and detecting any irregularities early.

Even if you’re in good shape, a serious condition with no signs or symptoms may put your health at risk. If time and resources are put into preventive care early on, health care costs may be lower in the long run.


Interested in setting up an educational session about preventative care? Request an appointment at our NYC Medical Clinic.


How Can I Get Started?

importance of preventive careIt’s likely you go to the doctor when you feel sick, but at that point you require treatment. Preventive care on the other hand should be planned even when you are feeling well.

Schedule your routine appointments at the same time each year and make it a habit to get regular check-ups. One way to remember scheduling appointments is to plan it for your birth month each year.

It’s even more important to commit to a healthy lifestyle that includes nutritious eating, regular exercise, and sufficient sleep. Such habits strengthen your immune system and protect your body against illnesses.

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