Take a Loved One to the Doctor Day

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Regular health care can enhance and extend your life and the lives of those you love. That's why the third Tuesday of September is set aside each year as "Take a Loved One to the Doctor Day."

Often times we don't take the time to take care of ourselves, which makes take a loved one to the doctor day all the more important.

It's a national initiative to show the people you love that you care about them and their health by connecting them with the right medical care.

Local health professionals say certain health problems can be prevented and others treated

Experts say there are a number of reasons people don't visit a doctor, including a lack of resources like transportation and insurance.

The Bond Health Clinic is just one of the facilities participating in "Take a Loved One to the Doctor Day" today, September 19.

It doesn't have to be a relative you take, just someone you love.