February 9, 2023

Filipino Guardian

Sentinels of Filipino Free Press

6 self-care resolutions for the new year

Treat yourself to the right thing by

A mammogram

Takes less time than a manicure/pedicure – and can save your life

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

A colonoscopy

No massage, but you sleep through the night

The 5-year rate for cervical cancer caught early is 90%

An annual check

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

An annual check-up can identify health problems early when they are 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 caught early

An eye exam

Cucumber slices will soothe your eyes, but eye exams will 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 pearlescent in shape

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

Most preventive measures must be covered by health insurance. However, if any of these preventative services aren’t covered by your health insurance, look for free and inexpensive services in your area.