Happy New Year! Every year we start off with resolutions and some we keep, but everyone should consider getting an annual physical.
Annual Medical Exams to Consider:
l Annual dental exam. l Hearing test. l Vision screening. l Glaucoma test. l Blood pressure annually.
l Cholesterol. l Diabetes. l Osteoporosis (bone density test). l Tuberculosis. l Colorectal cancer after age 50 annually. l Breast cancer. Mammogram every two years after age 40. l Cervical cancer. Pap test. l Prostate cancer. Test annually after age 50. l Oral cancer.
l Measles-mumps-rubella if you’ve never had it, or never had measles, mumps, and rubella, you should receive at least one dose of this vaccine if: you are a woman able to become pregnant and/or were born after 1956. l Tetanus-diphtheria every ten years. l Flu shots annually l Pneumonia shot once around age 65 or if you have lung, heart or kidney disease; HIV; diabetes or cancer.
Just a few things to consider as we enter 2018!