Take A Loved One to the Doctor Day is September 19

Next Tuesday, September 19 is Take A Loved One to the Doctor Day.

It is a reminder to take charge of your health and to help your loved ones by encouraging them to do the same. Someone you know might not be getting the professional, medical advise and help they need.

Talk to them, see how they are doing and schedule an appointment for them. Follow-up with them and their physician after the visit to see how the person you care about is doing and what can be done to make them better. Motivate them to be conscientious of their own health and do the same for yourself.

Regular checkups from your doctor can help make sure you stay healthy along with being active and having a healthy diet. People over 50 should see a doctor at least once a year.

Tom Joyner (of the nationally syndicated Tom Joyner Morning Show) and the US Department of Health & Human Services created the day in 2002 to raise awareness of health needs in racial and ethnic minority communities.