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Video: Speak Up To Prevent Serious Illness

When it comes to your health, you often can fall into the mindset that unless you are having signs or symptoms of an ailment, you can put off going to see your doctor and skip yearly exams or tests. But preventive care — such as blood tests, cancer screens, mental health check-ins, vaccinations, and tests for genetic conditions — can help keep you from developing serious illness or having to receive care at the hospital. 

A new patient safety campaign from The Joint Commission — Speak Up™ To Prevent Serious Illness — is designed to educate patients on how to find preventive care services, get past the barriers, and try to avoid reaching a crisis point with their health.

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