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Health Screenings

September 18, 2015 by  
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Remember Health Screenings Today written on a yellow sticky note.

Health screenings look for diseases before you notice symptoms of the disease. They can find diseases early when they are easier to treat.

As you age health screenings are going to be an important tool to help you live a longer healthier life. Some of the conditions that doctors commonly screen for include

  • Breast and cervical cancer in women
  • Colo-rectal cancer
  • Dental Problems
  • Depression
  • Diabetes
  • Hearing problems
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Osteoporosis
  • Overweight and obesity
  • Prostate cancer in men
  • Sexually transmitted disease
  • Vision problems

How often you should have various health screenings is a decision you and your doctor must make together. There are several factors that determine the likelihood of you developing a disease. Age, family and personal health history, ethnicity, sex, substances you have been exposed to, and many other factors should all be taken into account.

There are many ways to perform a health screening, and not all of them are covered by insurance companies. Make sure find out why you need the screening, if it is covered by insurance, how much it will cost, and what are the possible side effects.


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