You feel well. You look well. But are you really healthy? Regular health screenings can detect a variety of medical conditions in their early, most treatable stages — even if you have no obvious symptoms. The National Institutes of Health and the Department of Health and Human Services recommend a number of screenings for men and women between the ages of 50 and 64.*
Recommended screenings for everyone
- Blood pressure — every two years for individuals with normal blood pressure or annually for those with a history of high blood pressure
- Cholesterol — every five years or as advised by your physician
- Diabetes — every three years; more often if your blood pressure is higher than 135/80 or if you have other risk factors for diabetes
- Colorectal cancer — as recommended by your physician
- Osteoporosis (bone mineral density test) — as recommended by your physician; at least once for women over age 65
- Dental — once or twice a year
- Vision — every two to four years for individuals ages 40 to 54; every one to three years for ages 55 to 64
- Hearing — every three to five years for healthy hearing, annually for those with varying degrees of hearing loss or as recommended by your provider
Recommended screenings for women
- Breast cancer (mammography) — every two years for ages 50 to 74; as recommended by your physician for those 75 and older
- Cervical cancer (Pap test) — every five years for women ages 50 to 64
Recommended screenings for men
- Prostate cancer — screening at age 50 or as recommended by your physician
Screening for hearing
Hearing loss affects more than 36 million Americans. This includes an estimated 15% of people between the ages of 20 and 69 whose hearing has been damaged by exposure to noise. Yet, hearing loss is one of today’s most under-diagnosed health conditions. In many cases, hearing impairment comes on so gradually, it is not recognized by the person who is experiencing it. If you have a concern (or aren’t sure) about your hearing, take this simple, interactive online quiz to see if you need a professional hearing evaluation.
*This is not a complete list of screenings. Please talk to your physician about the screenings that may be appropriate for you.
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