The road to long-term health begins with your primary care doctor, who oversees your preventive health screenings and offers insights about any risks or warning signs of chronic illness.
Let's Talk About Prevention
- Get an annual wellness exam, including basic screenings for blood pressure and other heart diseases, which can establish a baseline for your health.
- Know your numbers (blood pressure, cholesterol, and BMI) and keep them at healthy levels.
- Review your vaccinations and keep them up to date. This also includes the flu vaccine every year and a COVID vaccine as recommended. Learn more about vaccinations >
- Get a cervical cancer screening (pap test) every three years, depending on your risk factors or history. An HPV test may also be performed. Find a gynecologist now >
- Speak to your doctor about getting a mammogram and discuss any changes in your breast(s) to prevent cancer. Learn more about mammograms and breast imaging >
- Get your first colonoscopy at age 45. Learn about our colon cancer screening center >
- Go to the dermatologist for a mole and freckle check. Find a dermatologist now >
- Have a conversation with your doctor about weight, nutrition and lifestyle. You may also want to discuss managing the symptoms of perimenopause or menopause.
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Partnering with a primary care and OB/GYN doctor is foundational to maintaining good health now and in the decades to come.
These recommendations are intended as a guide for women 40-64 who are of general good health to discuss with their physician.
Please call 1-800-247-9580 for a referral to a physician to discuss these recommendations.
Screenings and Vaccinations
You may also want to ask your doctor about screenings and vaccinations appropriate for adult women. These include:
- Hearing test
- Vision test
- Hepatitis B vaccine
- Hepatitis C screening
- Varicella vaccine (chicken pox)