Live Long and Prosper: World Health Day Is April 7

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Don’t Ignore Warning Signs

According to WHO, many elderly in low- and middle-income countries suffer disproportionately from preventable diseases such as heart disease, stroke, cancer, diabetes and chronic lung disease.  Similarly, many African-Americans make up a large portion of patients who suffer these afflictions in the U.S. as well. Even if you suspect you are doing a good job taking care of your body, getting regular medical exams and checkups can make certain these issues don’t follow you into old age.

 

“People in low- and middle-income countries currently face up to four times the risk of death and disability from noncommunicable diseases than people in high-income countries,” said Dr. Margaret Chan, WHO director-general. “Yet most of these conditions are largely preventable or inexpensive to treat.”

 

(Photo: Maggie Huber/MCT/Landov)

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