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  • Eva Kavanagh

Why is Preventive Medicine Important?

Why do you need to see a primary care physician if you are healthy?

Blood pressure screening, cholesterol screening, Pap smears, sports physicals, birth control counseling, depression screening, assessing risk factors, exercise and diet counseling and so much more! Our job at Century Medical, PC, in Peabody is to partner with you to keep you healthy and stop the onset of disease.

Perhaps it is been a while since you have seen your family doctor. I encourage you to give him a call for an annual wellness visit. And, get your flu shot while you are there! Take control of your health – don’t let your condition take control of you.

Many conditions (such as diabetes or high blood pressure) are associated with long-term complications that affect almost every part of your body. If detected early enough, you can prevent or delay the onset of complications. High blood pressure increases the risk of stroke, heart attack, heart failure, and other problems. The only way to tell if you have high blood pressure is to have it checked. There are no symptoms.

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Preventive Medicine in Peabody MA

6 Simple Stay-healthy Tips for the Holidays:

  • Wash your hands often – Simple most effective way to prevent the spread of infections

  • Get moving – Any movement counts – take walking breaks, go out dancing, enjoy a yoga class

  • Get plenty of sleep – a good night’s sleep can be one of the best defenses against getting sick

  • Treat yourself – Relieve stress with a massage, manicure or even a few days of rest do things that make your happy

  • Lose liquid calories – Wine, mixed drinks, eggnog, caramel lattes, and hot chocolate can add hundreds of calories to your daily intake

  • Make moderation your mantra – Be aware of your choices: don’t miss out, but don’t indulge when it’s not worth it!

What questions or fears do you have about seeing your PCP?

For more information please call Century Medical at (978) 594-8980 or contact us online.

Schedule your consultations with the best doctors in Peabody, MA!

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