Keep on keepin’ on with annual mammograms.
Screening for osteoporosis is recommended for women of average risk beginning at age 65.
Talk to your primary care provider about his or her recommendations for how often to be screened for colon cancer, which will depend on your risk factors, the type of screening tests you’ve had in the past and your past results.
This is old hat! See your primary care provider to screen for:
High blood pressure. Get your blood pressure tested every year. Optimal blood pressure in healthy women is less than 120/80.
Diabetes. Screening for diabetes is recommended if you are overweight or obese, have high blood pressure, high cholesterol or have had diabetes during pregnancy.
Thyroid disease. Periodic screening is recommended for women beginning at age 45.
Cholesterol/lipids. Screening tests for high cholesterol are recommended periodically for all women, but may be done more frequently if you are overweight, obese or have other risk factors.
Adding one more to the list! We can help with seasonal flu and Tdap if you’re in for a visit – otherwise see your primary care provider for:
Seasonal flu vaccine is especially important for people with chronic health conditions, pregnant women and older adults.
Tdap vaccine. Every adult should get the Tdap vaccine (if they did not receive it as an adolescent) to protect against pertussis (whooping cough) and a Td (tetanus, diphtheria) booster shot every 10 years.
Shingles vaccine. Healthy adults aged 50 years and older should get a zoster vaccine to prevent shingles and the complications from the disease.
Pneumonia vaccine. This is recommended for all adults age 65 and older and for younger adults who have certain chronic health conditions.