6 Tips for True Self-Care

6 Tips for True Self-Care

Treat yourself right by getting

A Mammogram

Takes less time than a mani/pedi — and it can save your life

The 5-year survival rate for localized breast cancer that’s caught early is 99%

A Colonoscopy

Not a massage, but you do sleep through it

The 5-year cervical rate for colon cancer that’s detected early is 90%


An annual checkup

Not as calming as a bubble bath, but it can give you peace of mind

An annual checkup can catch health issues early, when they’re easier to treat

A skin check

Not exactly a facial — but it can save your skin

Melanoma has a 99% 5-year survival rate when it’s caught early

An eye exam

Cucumber slices soothe your eyes, but eye exams save them

You can avoid permanent vision damage if you catch certain eye conditions before they get worse

A dental exam

Laughter is the best medicine — so keep your pearly whites in show-off shape

Good oral hygiene can help prevent infections, bad breath, certain medical conditions and tooth loss

Most preventive care must be covered by insurance. But, if any of these preventive care services aren’t covered by your health insurance, look for free and low-cost services in your area.

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