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Healthcare Guidelines for Men

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Exercise 30 minutes (at least 5 days each week).

Perform a testicular self-examination.

Have a dental checkup once or twice a year.

After age 20: every 5 years have a full lipid profile test for cholesterol and triglycerides.

Protect yourself from the sun -- use sunscreen and dress appropriately.

Perform an oral cavity self-examination -- gums, teeth, lips, tongue.

After age 50:
have a physical examination by your physician.

Every 3 years
after age 30:
have a physical examination by your physician.

Watch your fat intake -- no more than 30 percent of your caloric intake.

Perform a full-body self-examination for unusual moles or other skin conditions.

After age 50: have a DRE (digital rectal examination).

Every 2 years
after age 40:
have a physical examination by your physician.

Eat 2 - 3 servings of protein (meat, poultry, fish, beans, eggs, nuts) and dairy products.

Be aware of your blood pressure level.

After age 50: talk to your health care provider about the risks and benefits of having a PSA (prostate-specific antigen) test.

After age 50:
have a flexible sigmoidoscopy every 5 years, or as recommended by your physician.

Eat 6 - 11 servings of grains;
3 - 5 servings of vegetables;
and 2 - 4 servings
of fruits.

Be aware of your cholesterol level.

After age 50: have a flu shot yearly.

 

Be aware of your alcohol intake. Limit yourself to no more than 2 drinks per day.

Be aware of your weight -- check your BMI (body mass index).

 

 

 

Healthcare Guidelines for Women 

Each Day

Each Month

Each Year

Other

Exercise 30 minutes a day.

 

Have a dental checkup once or twice a year. Have vision and hearing checked annually.

After age 20: every 5 years have a full lipid profile test for cholesterol and triglycerides.

Protect yourself from the sun - use sunscreen and dress appropriately.

Perform an oral cavity self-examination - gums, teeth, lips, tongue.

After age 50:

have a physical examination by your physician.

Before age 50:

have a physical examination every 3 years after age 30.

have a physical examination every 2 years after age 40.

 

Watch your fat intake - no more than 25 to 35 percent of your calorie intake. Most fats should come from sources of polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fatty acids, such as fish, nuts, and vegetable oils.

Perform a full-body self examination for unusual moles or other skin conditions. Have your physician examine moles annually, or immediately for suspicious growths.

 


 

 

Eat sources of protein such as lean or low-fat meat, poultry, fish, dry beans, eggs, and nuts.

Be aware of your weight - check your BMI (body mass index).

Have your blood pressure and cholesterol levels checked.

After age 50:

have a fecal occult blood test every year, OR
have a flexible sigmoidoscopy every 5 years, ORhave a double contrast barium enema every 5 to 10 years, ORhave a colonoscopy every 10 years.

 

Eat 5 to 9 servings of fruits and vegetables daily.

At least half of all of the grains eaten should be whole grains.

Consume 3 cups of fat-free or low-fat milk or equivalent milk products per day.

 

 

Beginning at age 50, get a flu shot.

 

Be aware of your alcohol intake.

 

Talk with your doctor about when you should have a mammogram and/or a clinical breast exam

 

Be aware of your stress level.

 

 

Get a tetanus/diphtheria (td) booster every 10 years

 

 

Have a pelvic examination and Pap test beginning at age 21. Talk with your doctor about his or her recommendations for further testing and screening for the human papillomavirus, or HPV.*

After age 65: get the pneumococcal vaccine; also recommended for those younger than 65 who have medical problems such as heart disease, lung disease, diabetes, kidney disorders, sickle cell anemia, and other chronic conditions, or for those who work or live in high-risk areas.

Use the links below to download and print these charts.

Health Guidelines for Men

Health Guidelines for Women

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