13 health checks to prevent disease in women

PREVENTIVE healthcare is a key component in effective patient management, and is a top priority worldwide. GPs are central to its successful implementation.

An estimated 40% of cancers and 80% of type 2 diabetes, strokes and premature heart disease can be prevented through early intervention.

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) reported Australia’s adult obesity rates to be the fifth highest worldwide in 2015, a worrisome trend.

An Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) report the previous year shows more than 63% of adult