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LiveWell: Mid-Life
6
Knowing These Numbers Can Save Your Life
You probably have dozens of numbers memorized – phone
numbers, birthdays, favorite lottery numbers and maybe
even your credit rating.
Those numbers won’t save your life, but knowing your blood
pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol just might.
Schedule an appointment with your doctor and discuss
these recommended screenings.
To learn more about these screenings, or to fnd out if you are
up-to-date on your screenings, log in at
hap.org
and select
the
My Health and Wellness
tab then
Health Reminders
.
*As recommended by the Michigan Quality Improvement Consortium Guidelines
HIS
Recommended screenings for men ages 50 to 64*
SCREENING
RECOMMENDED TIMING
Health Assessment Screening
Every one to three years
Blood pressure
At every ofce visit (minimum once every two years)
Cholesterol & lipid screening
Complete fasting lipoprotein profle every fve years (more often if you’re high risk)
Fecal occult blood test
Every year after age 50
Sigmoidoscopy or colonoscopy
Every fve to 10 years from age 50 (or as directed by your doctor)
Electrocardiogram (EKG)
Baseline, then as directed by your doctor
Diabetes screening
Fasting glucose every three years (more often if you’re high risk)
Prostate cancer screening DRE/PSA As recommended by your doctor
Dental exam & cleaning
Twice every year
Eye exam
Every two years
HER’s
Recommended screenings for women ages 50 to 64*
SCREENING
RECOMMENDED TIMING
Health Assessment Screening
Every one to three years
Blood pressure
At every ofce visit (minimum once every two years)
Cholesterol & lipid screening
Complete fasting lipoprotein profle every fve years (more often if you’re high risk)
Fecal occult blood test
Every year after age 50
Sigmoidoscopy or colonoscopy
Every fve to 10 years from age 50 (or as directed by your doctor)
Electrocardiogram (EKG)
Baseline, then as directed by your doctor
Diabetes screening
Fasting glucose every three years (more often if you’re high risk)
Cervical cancer
Every three years (more often if you’re high risk)
Mammogram and clinical breast exam Every one to two years
Breast self-exam
Every month in the privacy of your home
Dental exam & cleaning
Twice every year
Eye exam
Every two years