What are preventive services?

What are preventive services? What are preventive services? Understanding prevention Preventive services are the identification, prioritization, and provision of appropriate screenings, counseling, and medication services to prevent illness or the worsening of disease, and reduce healthcare costs. What is a health screening? A health screening is a test that doctors perform to check for diseases […]

What is the USPSTF?

What is the USPSTF? The role of USPSTF The USPSTF is an independent panel of national experts that makes evidence-based recommendations about clinical preventive services. Their recommendations are made publicly available on the USPSTF website and through their Prevention TaskForce (previously ePSS) app that provides tailored recommendations based on age, sex, and selected behavioral risk […]

How can I take control of my health?

How can I take control of my health? Find a primary care physician that’s right for you Your primary care physician is the best person for you to discuss your health with. Together, the two of you discuss your physical and mental health and can create a plan to treat and prevent disease. Your primary […]

What barriers keep me from being healthy?

What barriers keep me from being healthy? Barriers that keep people from being healthy fall into two categories: those within the patient’s control and those not within their control Barriers within the patient’s control include:  Time  With work, school and a myriad of other responsibilities, it can feel as though there is barely any time […]