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SCREENINGS YOU SHOULD BE DISCUSSING WITH YOUR PHYSICIAN

  

Regular health screenings can detect potential problems and help you stay healthy. The following list shows some common screenings that you may want to consider.

Ages 18 to 39

All Adults

  • Blood pressure check, every two years
  • Cholesterol test, at age 20
  • Dental exam, once or twice yearly
  • Vision exam, if you notice problems or changes in your vision

For Women Only

  • Pap test, yearly

Ages 40 to 49

All Adults

  • Blood pressure check, every two years
  • Cholesterol test, as recommended by your doctor
  • Blood sugar test, at age 45, then every three years
  • Vision exam, every two to four years
  • Dental exam, once or twice yearly

 For Women Only

  • Pap test, every one to three years
  • Mammogram, every year

 Ages 50 to 64

All Adults

  • Blood pressure check, every two years
  • Cholesterol test, as recommended by your doctor
  • Blood sugar test, every three years
  • Vision exam, every two to four years
  • Dental exam, once or twice yearly
  • Colorectal cancer screening, yearly

For Women Only

  • Pap test, every one to three years
  • Mammogram, every year
  • Bone mineral density test, as recommended by your doctor

For Men Only

  • Discuss prostate screening with your physician

Ages 65 and Older

All Adults

  • Blood pressure check, every two years
  • Cholesterol test, as recommended by your doctor
  • Blood sugar test, every three years
  • Vision exam, every one to two years
  • Dental exam, once or twice yearly
  • Colorectal cancer screening, yearly

For Women Only

  • Discuss Pap test with your physician.
  • Mammogram, every year
  • Bone mineral density test, at least once after age 65

For Men Only

  • Discuss prostate screening with your physician.
  • Bone mineral density test, at least once after age 65

Keep an Eye on Your Health

The American Academy of Ophthalmology recommends that adults with no known eye problems or symptoms have one complete eye exam between ages 20 and 29 and two exams between ages 30 and 39. Adults between ages 40 and 64 should have an eye exam every two to four years. Adults ages 65 and older should have an eye exam every one to two years. People with diabetes or those who are at high risk for glaucoma may need more frequent eye exams.

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