If you remember to get your annual medical checkup, you are on the right track to preventing serious illness before it occurs and catching disease in its earliest stages, when it's typically easiest to treat. But there are a few other types of regular health checkups that shouldn't be overlooked. Here are the four most important types of medical appointments you may be overdue for.
Cancer affects more than 1.6 million people every year. Of those cases, the National Cancer Institute estimates nearly 600,000 people will die of the disease or from related complications. This number has dropped in recent years thanks to advances in cancer care that help improve survivability and quality of life for cancer patients.
The must-have staple of Japanese tea ceremonies, Matcha green tea, is a favorite of health-conscious celebrities, top nutritionists, and health experts. Matcha tea powder is made from nutrition-heralded young leaves of shade-grown Camellia sinensis plants. It’s steamed, stemmed and de-vined before turning into stone-ground fine powder.