Periodic health check-ups and screenings with your health care provider are key to maximizing your chance of living a longer and healthier life. Not only can they help prevent health problems before they start, but check-ups may also help you discover health problems early enough to increase your chances of successful treatment and recovery!
The specific screenings and exams you need depend on your age, health, family history, and lifestyle choices (diet, exercise, smoking, etc.). This week, visit http://www.healthfinder.gov/prevention/myhealthfinder.aspx to find age- and gender-specific guidelines for how often and for what health areas you should seek physician advice. After reviewing the guidelines, consider scheduling an appointment with your health care provider.