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Wellness in Your 60s

Men's bodies go through many changes during a lifetime. But it's never too soon or too late to pursue a healthy mind, body and spirit.

For a healthy you:

  • Get at least 30 minutes of physical activity every day
  • Eat a smart, well-balanced diet
  • Get your cholesterol and blood glucose and thyroid checked at least every 5 years
  • Get your blood pressure checked every 2 years
  • Get a cororectal exam every 5 years
  • Get your vision and hearing checked based on your individual needs
  • Visit the dentist twice a year for a routine cleaning and exam
  • Get vaccinated: Influenza annually; pneumonia (once after 65) diphtheria-tetanus every 10 years; substitute one 10-year dose with diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis once before age 65
  • Do monthly skin self-exam to check for new moles/changes
  • Get a skin cancer clinical exam annually

Need a screening?

Take a step toward better health and call your physician for information about recommended health screenings. If you need a physican referral or would like a list of our free community health screenings, call (502) 629-1234.

  • Cholesterol, HDL, LDL, Triglycerides: Identify people at high risk for coronary artery disease
    - Every 5 years, or more often if lab resluts are abnormal
  • Blood Pressure: Detect high blood pressure (120/80)
    -Every 2 years
  • Skin Cancer Clinical Exam: Detect and treat any skin changes in early stages
    -Annually
  • Skin Cancer Self-Exam: Detect moles with irregular shape, color, or size
    -Monthly
  • General Physical Exam: Detect conditions before symptoms develop
    -Annually
  • Rectal Exam: Detect any abnormalities in rectum
    -Annually
  • Colorectal Exam: Detect cancers and growths (polyps) on the inside wall of colon before they become cancerous
    -Every 5 years
  • Fecal Occult Blood Test: Detect blood in stool to screen for various diseases
    -Annually
  • General Eye Exam: Detect hidden disease processes in the eyes or body
    -Every 1 to 3 years
  • Prostate-Specific Antigen (PSA): Detect prostate cancer in it's earliest stages
    -Annually
  • Testicular Self-Exam: Detect testicular cancer, the most common malignancy in American men between ages 15 and 35
    -Monthly
  • Digital Rectal Exam: Identify early growth or tumor in the prostate gland
    -Annually

You may require more frequent screenings. Consult your primary care physican for your specific screening requirements. For more information, call (502) 629-1234.

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