About Me: Female, New York, NY, member since Jul 2014
I have become recently very aware of how not having various screenings can camouflage a serious illness in the human body, especially as we grow older. Recently, and unfortunately, I have been overcome with grief because of so much illness and early death of family mem
[More]bers and loved ones due to this matter. When I think of how unnecessary this is and how little emphasis and importance many put on medical screenings, as a preventive measure; these people definitely shaved off 15 or more years of their lives!!! THIS IS UNNECESSARY!!! Life is precious. We must teach these importances to youngsters in grade school in every grade!!! Why wait until a man reaches 50 to tell him the importance of colonoscopies??? Tell him at 5, repeat it in grade school, and emphasize it in society! We need more billboards that serve as reminders for getting screenings, and the importance of various tests. This is vitally important in communities of color, where there are more billboards about nonsense like cigarettes and liquor than about promoting good health.
"This may sound like trivial advice but double your intake of water per day align it with how much you weigh. For example, if you weigh 190 llbs divide this #'in half, which would be 95, now drink 95 ounces of water everyday even if you a..."
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