There is an idiom, “What you don’t know, won’t hurt you.” Life Line Screening supports identifying the risks that may hurt you. Health care screening was not considered a valuable tool because the health benefits of early screening were dependent on the sophistication of the prognosis itself. Health care screening has supported the national security effort in the identification of psychiatric disorders in the United States Army. One of the earliest screening tests was for syphilis, and the screening for diabetes is considered the first modern form of mass screening.
The goal of Life Line Screening is predictive in nature, to convince the public not to disregard any changes noted in one’s well-being. A cost-benefit analysis is employed by Life Line Screening in their promotion of screening tests.
There are three types of screening tests. Type 1 tests are are tests which benefit everyone and consist of the following; obesity, hypertension, high blood cholesterol, Colorectal cancer, cervical and breast cancer for women. Type 2 tests are based on certain risk factors such as genetic disorders, smoking, weight, emotional disorders and alcohol consumption. Type 3 tests are not screening tools. These tests consist of tests for cancer using ultrasound, abdominal x-rays to diagnose Colorectal cancer, Liver Function Test, Chest X-ray and the MRI.
Life Line screenings are designed to identify health risks. Sometimes certain disorders have no symptoms. Such as a stroke, aneurysm, and carotid artery disease. If the risks are identified, these diseases can be prevented early.
Life Line Screening serves the community by establishing consumer preventive health screenings and has partnered with corporations. Companies instituted Corporate Wellness Programs. This program, have become their best tool to discover chronic illness in their employees, which serve their employees interests and reduces the costs of labor as a result of untreated illnesses.