One way to catch a problem before it becomes a major
illness is to get regular check ups. The following is a recommended
schedule of health screenings that can help you maintain good health.
Detecting and preventing hypertension is a crucial
factor in preventing heart disease, stroke, and other medical
Age Screening Should Start: 21 and over
How Often To Be Tested: Annually. More frequently if
current BP is over 140/90.
Colorectal cancer is highly treatable if detected
Age Screening Should Start:50 years and older.
How Often To Be Tested:
Fecal Occult Blood Test – Annually
Digital Rectal Exam (DRE) - Every 5 years
Colonoscopy and DRE – Every 10 years
Double-Contrast Barium Enema and DRE every 5-10 years
High cholesterol is a major contributor to heart
Age Screening Should Start: 35 and older
How Often To Be Tested: Every 5 years or as directed
by a physician.
Regular dental check-ups can prevent and detect gum
disease and other dental problems
Age Screening Should Start: As early as possible.
How Often To Be Tested: Every 6 months
The electrocardiogram can detect abnormal heart
rhythms that are a sign of heart problems, thereby preventing heart
Age Screening Should Start: 18 and over.
How Often To Be Tested: As directed by physician.
Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA)
PSA blood test is used to detect prostate cancer
which can be effectively treated with early detection.
Age Screening Should Start: 50 and older
How Often To Be Tested: Annually
Routine Physical Exam
This is a very effective method of preventing health
Age Screening Should Start:18 and over
How Often To Be Tested: Annually or as directed by