Changing "Sick Care" to Health Care

Yesterday I took my son to the pediatrician to get his nine month checkup.  Nothing wass wrong with him; my wife and I were just looking out for his health. 

I, on the other hand, can't remember when I got my last check up. Every time I've seen a doctor within the last few years, it's because either I've had an infection or felt like I was dying.  I've only gone when something was wrong with me.

On TV, news articles, and from daily conversations, I've heard that in the United States we have more of a "sick care" system than a health care system.  Most people don't seek preventative care and only use medical services until they absolutely need it (I admit, I'm part of this crowd).

Change starts with me.  I really need to take better care of my health.  I want to live long enough to have a really long marriage and watch my son grow old.  So far, I've eaten pretty healthy, but I should exercise more and visit the doctor regularly, even when I think nothing is wrong.

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