Vim & Vigor - Winter 2013 - University of Virginia - (Page 10)
If you're skipping your
screenings, you may
be putting your health
e'll let you in on a little secret. No one
loves to get a health screening.
Are there people who don't fear needles? Sure. But no one actually enjoys
having a blood test.
In fact, I know of no woman who looks forward to
a Pap test or her regular mammogram. And if I had a
nickel for every person who is eager for their next colonoscopy, I'm pretty sure I wouldn't have a single nickel.
But even if there are a hundred things you'd rather
do-things that are far more fun than getting poked and
prodded-there are few things you can do that are better
for your health than getting your regular screenings.
But you have your excuses-er, reasons-for skipping
them. Right? Well, hear this.
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