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Recommended Screenings by Age - 60s

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Getting preventive care is one of the most important steps you can take to manage your health. That's because when a condition is diagnosed early, it is usually easier to treat. And regular checkups …

Getting preventive care is one of the most important steps you can take to manage your health. That's because when a condition is diagnosed early, it is usually easier to treat. And regular checkups can help you and your doctor identify lifestyle changes you can make to avoid certain conditions.

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  • 1. Screenings by Age - 60sGeneral Health• Full checkup – Including height and weight• Thyroid (TSH) test – Discuss with your healthcare provider or nurse• HIV screening – Get this test if you are at risk for HIV infectionHeart Health• Blood pressure test – At least every two years• Cholesterol panel – Total, LDL, HDL and triglyceridesBone Health• Bone density screen – Get a bone mineral test at least once at age 65. Talk with your healthcare provider about repeat testing.Diabetes• Blood glucose or A1c testBreast Health• Breast self-exam – Monthly• Mammogram – Yearly, unless otherwise instructed by your healthcare provider• Clinical breast exam – YearlyReproductive Health• Pap test – Discuss with your healthcare provider• Pelvic exam – Yearly• Sexually-transmitted infection (STI) tests – Both partners should get tested for STIs, including HIV, before initiating sexual intercourseProstate Health• Digital Rectal Exam (DRE) – Discuss with your healthcare provider• Prostate-Specific Antigen (PSA) – Discuss with your healthcare providerColorectal Health• Fecal occult blood test, flexible sigmoidoscopy, colonoscopy – Talk to your healthcare provider about which screening test is best for you and how often you need itSkin Health• Skin exam – Monthly self-exam of skin and moles and as part of a routine full checkup with your healthcare providerOral Health• Dental cleaning and exam – Every 6 monthsImmunizations• Seasonal influenza vaccine – Yearly• Tetanus-diphtheria-pertussis booster vaccine – Every 10 years• Pneumococcal vaccine – One time only• Herpes zoster vaccine – To prevent shingles; one time only