If you haven’t already done so, what better time than now to think about scheduling yearly health exams? Below is a list of recommended exams from Living Better with Piedmont and the National Institutes of Health that many people need to plan for this year. Go ahead and set up these exams now – and prepare for good health this year and beyond!
Adult men and women:
- Blood pressure screening
- Cholesterol screening/heart disease prevention
- Diabetes screening
- Eye exam
- Dental exam
- Preventative health check (every 2 years)
In addition to the exams listed above, here are other appointments that you should consider making based on your age and gender.
Men and women over 50:
- Colon cancer screening (45 if African American)
- Osteoporosis screening
All adult women:
- Breast exam
- Pap smear/pelvic exam
Women over age 40:
Men over age 50:
- Prostate cancer screening (45 if African American)
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