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Below is a recommended "Health Screenings and Immunizations for Adults" table. High risk groups may require additional screenings and monitoring. Please consult your physician.

 

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Ages 18-39 Ages 40-49 Ages 50-64

 

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Blood Pressure every 2 years every 2 years

every 2 years

Cholesterol yearly for men at 35 yearly for women at 45 yearly for all
Blood Glucose ask physician every 3 years at 45 every 3 years
Colonoscopy     every 10 years at 50
Fecal Occult Blood     yearly
Flexible Sigmoidoscopy     every 5 years without colonoscopy
Mammogram   every 1 to 2 years every 1 to 2 years
Clinical Breast Exam every 3 years starting in 20's yearly

yearly

Pap Test every 1-3 years after first intercourse every 1 to 3 years every 1 to 3 years
Bone Density Screening   ask physician ask physician
Pelvic Exam every 1 to 3 years every 1 to 3 years every 1 to 3 years
Chlamydia & Gonorrhea yearly if sexually active yearly if sexually active yearly if sexually active
Prostate Exam   DRE for high-risk patients yearly
Eye Exam once between ages 20-29; twice between ages 30-39 once at age 40; then every 2 to 4 years every 2 to 4 years
Hearing Test every 10 years every 10 years every 10 years
Dental Exam 1 to 2 times per year 1 to 2 times per year 1 to 2 times per year
Skin Test / Mole Exam monthly self-exam monthly self-exam monthly self-exam
Depression / Mental Health ask physician ask physician ask physician
Height / Weight ask physician ask physician ask physician
Human Papilloma Virus Vaccine 3 does for females    
Tetanus-Diphtheria Booster Vaccine every 10 years every 10 years every 10 years
Meningococcal Polysaccharide Vaccine 1 dose for college freshman living in dormitories    
Meningococcal Conjugate Vaccine 1 dose for college freshman living in dormitories    
Seasonal Influenza Vaccine yearly yearly yearly  
Pneumococcal Vaccine     yearly  
 
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