- On January 1, 2020
AMA (NSW) President, Dr Kean-Seng Lim, says at quieter times of year like this, it’s a good opportunity to think about preventative health.
“For many, this time of year is a bit less hectic and that makes it the perfect time to be thinking about preventative health.
“If you’re one of the people who gets a chance to slow down during the holidays, it may be worth thinking about when you might want to schedule in a visit with your GP, for instance.
“If you’ve been putting off a skin cancer check, mammogram, or even fallen a bit behind on your children’s vaccination schedule – take the opportunity to plan it for 2020 now.
“This sort of preventative health planning can be just as good or better for you as news year’s resolutions to exercise more or lose weight.
“And if you are making those sorts of new year’s resolutions, a visit to your GP is probably a good idea to make sure your plans for dietary restriction and exertion are healthy.
“There is a lot of poor quality of information available when it comes to diet and exercise and your doctor will be able to help.
“We’ll all be back to regular levels of busyness very soon and these kinds of things can be easily forgotten,” Dr Lim said.
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