Health officials say it's a national issue, one that can take a loved one away from us. Now there's a national campaign to fight it. There is a national campaign to promote and educate people about health and related issues. It's called "Take a Loved One to the Doctor Day."
Juliette Winston says she's feeling not herself, and says she knows that because she's educated herself and will continue to do so.
"I do have knowledge about my body. I do want to know what's going on so I can take preventative measures. "
Juliette admits she's taking advantage of "Take a Loved One to the Doctor Day" and is thrilled about the national campaign. Doctors agree.
"This is about showing how much you care about your loved ones and your community by helping them improve their health."
Doctors and organizers say "Take a Loved One to the Doctor" is about promoting health by prevention.
"It's absolutely critical, prevention, ways to prevent getting sick. Steps have to be taken now before it's too late. It's a good way to show someone you love them."
The Lincoln Neighborhood Service Center and the Bond Community Health Center both participated in "Take a Loved One to the Doctor Day." People received free screenings for things like vision, sickle cell, just to name a couple. They were also educated on other issues relating to health, from Medicare to nutrition.