Preventative services consist of check-ups, patient counseling and screenings to prevent illness, disease and other health-related problems. These services are intended to help people remain healthy and to detect any health-related problems early while there is a better chance of recovery. It is recommended that both adults and children aim to visit their doctor for regular checkups, even if they are feeling perfectly healthy- this helps them stay up to date with immunizations and boosters, discuss tips for a healthy and balanced lifestyle and identify risk factors for disease.