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The Importance of Preventive Care

Updated: Feb 8, 2019

“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” Benjamin Franklin summed it up well. Healthy habits are an “automatic” defense against illness and they can lead to a long, healthy – and happy – life.



In addition to:

· eating healthy

· exercising regularly

· avoiding tobacco

· getting enough sleep

· managing stress


Preventive healthcare is one of these healthy habits. It is important to receive services such as:

· cancer screenings

· annual preventive visits

· vaccinations

Your EMI Health care plan covers most preventive care services at 100% when you receive care by an in-network provider.

Think of preventive care as a financial investment.

The right care at every stage of life helps you stay healthy, avoid disease, or keep diseases form getting worse. It helps you lead a more productive life and keeps costs more reasonable.

Finding and treating disease as soon as possible is an important part of preventive healthcare. Many diseases can be treated quickly and easily when caught early.

Become educated about illness and their symptoms, and what it takes to maintain good health overall. Get ahead of the game and treat serious symptoms before they become severe.


What preventive care services are important to you?

You and your doctor together will determine what test and health screenings are right for you based on:

· Age

· Gender

· Personal health history

· Current health status

Click here to find a doctor.

Keeping up with your preventive healthcare provides you with many direct benefits. Reducing the likelihood of uncomfortable or painful symptoms, feeling more energetic, and being able to enjoy your daily activities.


1.https://www.cdc.gov/healthcommunication/toolstemplates/entertainmented/tips/PreventiveHealth.html

2. http://www.wrf.org/preventive-healthcare/preventive-healthcare.php


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