The word à la carte is used most often on menus when you are given the option ofselecting a dish that’s not included in the main course. If it is à la carte, you knowit’s a bit pricey, but once you read the highlighted tag that says “rated # 1 Favorite Customers” it’s no holds barred. Your mouth waters with anticipation of that fist bite having a “party in your mouth”—so bring it on.
We need to transfer this level of excitement to getting serious about those muchneeded annual checkups—based on our gender, age, family history and lifestyle. Take a look at your “menu of health screening options.” Early detection and prevention is worth the investment of time and money to identify any concerns before they get worse.
Do you know what tests and exams are needed? Is assessment of your health driven by whether you “feel good
or bad?” Are your decisions to get a checkup driven by whether you have to pay out-of-pocket or only if insurance
covers it? If you lack resources to pay for healthcare you can find support and locate resources by calling the 211
In this edition we outline some of the common screenings you may need based on your age, gender and daily activities. Our Health Matters encourages you to take all of this to heart. Don’t put your health on hold. Get excited about being proactive. Schedule your doctor appointments and go prepared with questions that will help you better manage your health. Let’s make 2018 our year to be well-informed and healthier.
Be Healthy, Be Happy.
Publisher and CEO