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MONITORING YOUR HEALTH AT EVERY AGE

Monitoring Your Health at FOR WOMEN EVERY AGE AGES 18-39 Perform breast self-exams regularly to establish a baseline FOR ALL ADULTS Women at higher risk for breast cancer may need a screening mammogram at an earlier age Always monitor existing conditions and alert your doctor to any changes Women ages 21-30 should receive a Pap smear to screen for cervical cancer and HPV Beginning at age 20, have your cholesterol and other traditional heart disease risk factors Discuss your particular risk factors for HPV with your healthcare provider to establish a screening plan checked every 4-6 years Get blood pressure checked at least every 2 years up until age 65 After age 65, get blood pressure checked every year AGES 40+ Women ages 40-49 should have a mammogram and a sonogram every 1-2 years depending on risk factors and history Get HIV/AIDS counseling as soon as exposure is suspected Your healthcare provider will likely advise screening within 3 months after any possible exposure Women who are postmenopausal should get a bone density scan Women under 65 with osteoporosis risk factors should also be screened Undergo an eye exam every 2 years up until age 60 After age 60, undergo an FOR MEN eye exam every year AGES 18-39 A BMI over 25 plus other risk factors indicate the need for diabetes screenings Men over 20 should get cholesterol checked every 5 years == If you have a family history of colon cancer, get screened before age 50 If there are no risk factors, get your first screening at age 50 and then follow up as per your healthcare provider's recommendation AGES 40+ Men ages 50-75 should undergo a colonoscopy at age 50 to determine a surveillance regimen 50 Men with a family history of prostate cancer should begin screening at 45 INFOGRAPHIC PROVIDED BY: Pegalis & Erickson, LLC Men 50 and older should talk to their 50+ doctor about prostate screenings ATTORNEYS AT LAW Representing Plaintiffs in Medical Malpractice Actions SOURCES: 1 Hollow Lane, Suite 107 • Lake Success, NY 11042 (516) 684-2900 • (212) 517-9995 • (718) 567-7171 Toll Free (866) MED-MAL7 or (866) 633-6257 www.pegalisanderickson.com http://www.avert.org/hiv-testing-frequently-asked-questions.htm http://www.allaboutvision.com/eye-exam/preparing.htm http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/007462.htm http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/007464.htm http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/007465.htm http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/007467.htm http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/007463.htm http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/007466.htm http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/Conditions/What-Your- Cholesterol-Levels-Mean_UCM_305562_Article.jsp +1

MONITORING YOUR HEALTH AT EVERY AGE

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After age 20, men should get their cholesterol checked every 5 years! You can find other tips that can help men and women monitor their health at every age by reading through this infographic from a m...

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