Health Tip: Preventing Health Problems in Seniors

Get regular vaccinations and screenings

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(HealthDay News) -- Preventive care can help diagnose potential health problems early, protecting you as you age.

The American Academy of Family Physicians recommends:

  • Getting regular vaccinations for flu and pneumonia.
  • If you're a woman, getting breast cancer screening every two years, or as frequently as your doctor recommends.
  • Regular colorectal cancer screening.
  • Regular screening for diabetes.
  • Regular testing of blood cholesterol.
  • Regular screening for osteoporosis.

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