Lifesaving Health Screenings

An ounce of prevention often starts with these regular, sometimes lifesaving, health screenings
health screening

Health screenings are a form of detection that help individuals prevent or jumpstart treatment of cancers, illnesses and other diseases. The need for and frequency of screenings are dependent on gender, age and one’s health history. Knowing which screenings are recommended for each period of life can help you seek easier, more effective treatment should problems arise. Below are some generally recommended screenings (frequency varies) for different age groups. As always, consult with your doctor for your specific screening recommendations.

WOMEN

All Ages
Vision
Hearing
Blood Pressure
Blood Test
Height/Weight

Ages 13–29
Skin Check
Pelvic Exam
STD Check
Pap Smear

Ages 30-39
Cholesterol
Ovarian

Ages 40-49
Mammogram
Colonoscopy
Diabetes

Ages 50+
Bone Density
Breast Cancer (Diagnostic)
Lung Screening

MEN

All Ages
Vision
Hearing
Blood Pressure
Blood Test
Height/Weight

Ages 13–29
Skin Check
Testicular Exam
STD Check

Ages 30-39
Cholesterol
Blood Cholesterol

Ages 40-49
Colonoscopy
Diabetes

Ages 50+
Bone Density
Lung Screening
Prostate Cancer
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm

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Grace Silipigni is an elementary school Spanish immersion teacher based in Virginia Beach and a regular contributor to Coastal Virginia Magazine, covering a wide range of topics such as health and wellness, education and learning, food and drink, happenings and events, travel and getaways and more.

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