What Can You Do to Stay Healthy and Help Prevent Disease?
Are you looking for ways to stay healthy and help prevent disease?
You can practice healthy behaviors, take medicines as prescribed and get certain screening tests. When you go for your next checkup, talk to your doctor about how you can stay healthy no matter what your age.
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- Height, weight and body mass index (BMI).
- Screening tests, including cholesterol, blood pressure, colorectal cancer, depression, Pap smears, mammograms, chlamydia, osteoporosis, prostate cancer screening and abdominal aortic aneurysm screening.
- Counseling about diet and exercise, tobacco and alcohol use, injury prevention, oral hygiene and regular dental visits, advance care planning, adequate calcium intake and the importance of taking folate during women’s childbearing years.
- Immunizations for adults, including tetanus/diphtheria, influenza (flu), pneumococcal (pneumonia), measles/mumps/rubella (MMR) and chickenpox (varicella).
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