Thursday, June 14. 2012
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a study which showed that close to half of Americans did not receive preventive care before 2010.
The centers' Use of Selected Clinical Preventive Services Among Adults showed that fewer than 50 percent of heart disease patients who had blood vessel issues were told to take aspirin for their ailment. In addition, close to one-third of men and one-quarter of women who were at risk for heart disease did not have cholesterol screenings in the previous five years.
"Clinical preventive services prevent heart attack, stroke, cancer and other diseases and save lives," said Dr. Thomas Frieden, director of the CDC. "This report provides a snapshot of preventive services for U.S. adults before 2010. As we look to the future, we can track how our nation's health is progressing through better prevention in health care."
Those who feel they should receive a larger amount of preventive care, but do not feel they can afford it with their current healthcare offering, may want to compare their policy with other health insurance quotes. This way, they may get a better plan for the money.
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