In addition to eating healthy, exercising and avoiding harmful substances, it’s important to keep up with the following screenings to ensure health conditions are caught early when they are easier to treat.

 

Beginning at age 18

ANNUALLY

  • Blood pressure check (or every two years).
  • Body mass index.
  • Skin cancer check.
  • Flu shot.
  • Mental health screening (discuss symptoms with your primary care provider).
  • Vision exams every 2 – 10 years. People with diabetes should have eyes dilated annually.
 

EVERY FOUR TO SIX YEARS

  • Cholesterol check – beginning at 20 or earlier or more frequently if you are at high risk for heart disease.
 

EVERY 10 YEARS

  • Tetanus booster.

Beginning at age 45

ANNUALLY

  • Cholesterol check
 

EVERY 3 YEARS

  • Glucose/blood sugar check – or more frequently if you are overweight or have family risk factors.
 

EVERY 10 YEARS

  • Colorectal cancer screening – or earlier or more frequently if you are at an increased risk.

Beginning at age 50

AS NEEDED

  • Prostate cancer screening – if you have average risk. Begin at 45 if you have a higher than average risk. Begin at 40 if you have more than one close relative with prostate cancer before age 65. Talk to your provider about the pros and cons of testing.

At age 60

Shingles shot.

Beginning at age 65

Pneumonia shot.

ANNUALLY

  • Fall risk screening.
 

AS NEEDED

  • Abdominal aortic aneurysm screening – if you have ever smoked. Talk to your provider.
  • Osteoporosis screening at 70 – or earlier or more frequently if risk factors exist.

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