Every year, you need to schedule certain doctor's appointments and screenings to make sure that your health doesn't waver. These are the appointments you make when you've been sick for a few days and WebMD has run out of solutions. There are the preventive care appointments that keep you healthy and help you catch any issues before they become too serious. As you get older, it can be difficult to remember all the checkups you need to get every year. I mean, think about it. There are a lot of body parts and organs that deserve your attention and your doctor's medical expertise.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about 70 percent of American deaths each year are due to chronic illnesses, many of which are extremely preventable. It's imperative that you schedule your appointments before something develops into a fill-fledged illness. Yes, I realize those appointments add up after time. Luckily, you can schedule several checkups in one appointment, so it's not as daunting as it may appear. (And so you aren't spending all your free time in waiting rooms.) So grab your phone, a calendar, and a pen— you have appointments to make.