Everyone was asked to stay home and to avoid unnecessary visits to the hospital last year. Elective procedures and even routine checkups were cancelled or postponed due to the pandemic. But now is not the time to delay or cancel your needed checkups or health screenings. By staying on top of your health now, you may catch something before it becomes a bigger issue.
Here are some of the appointments you should stay on top of:
• Cancer screenings. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends cancer screenings for people age 40 and up. Screening helps you maintain health, especially if you have a family history of cancer, because it may help detect cancer in its earliest, most treatable stages.
• Dental visits. Good oral hygiene can prevent most dental disease, according to the American Dental Association.
• Chronic disease management. When care is managed closely, people with serious illnesses like heart failure, chronic lung and kidney diseases, and diabetes can avoid or delay complications.
• Routine or preventative doctor’s visits. Use your routine doctor’s visit to talk about that persistent headache, odd lump, or new symptom. Assessing suspicious symptoms early is always better.
MCH is taking extra precautions to make sure that anyone who comes through our doors is safe, and we are taking precautions to maintain safety of visitors and patients. If you have concerns, call us at (402) 426-2182. We’re happy to answer your questions to ensure you feel safe and comfortable coming to MCH.