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Your Guide to Health Screenings

What, When and Why

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  • Great information!
  • TRIMNUP
    Part of taking care of ourselves is getting help from others.
  • definitely this needs to be a MUST READ!!!
  • Just like caring for your car:regular checkups!
  • Wise advice preventative medicine !
  • Really important to get screenings! Thank you!
  • Embrace good body care! Good article, thanks SP.
  • These are not accurate. Talk to your doctor.
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  • I don't understand the connection between hypertension and diabetes as you can have one without the other.
  • Good info. As a registered independent dental hygienist I would also like to see included head,neck and oral cancer screening, available from your registered dental hygienist.
  • FOXGLOVE999
    I have never had an eye exam, except an eye chart when I was a child or at the DMV. Completely unnecessary unless you are having trouble.

    My family has never had dental insurance, and dental work is wicked expensive. I try to go every 2-3 years, but that's as good as it gets. They are requiring dental checkups for enrollment in kindergarten here now, but I think this is ridiculous. Many children are not going to tolerate this without sedation, which is not even covered by insurance.
  • Why is the age 50 for screening for Mammograms, I thought it was 40
  • GRAPPLE1
    It was my understanding that the recommendation by the American Cancer Society was to start yearly mammograms at 40 years of age. Also, bone density scans are paid by my insurance starting at 50 years of age. It you wait to 65 years of age you can already have significant osteoporosis. I would like to add that the recommendation for women who had diabetes while pregnant is to get a Hemoglobin A1C drawn every 3 years.
  • Xrays twice a year! make sure your thyroid gland is adequately protected - you only get one. Once it is broken the care and treatment can often be denied to you.

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