20s and 30s

Sexually Transmitted Disease – if you are sexually active and have changed partners, get screened for sexually transmitted diseases.

Blood Pressure: Have your blood pressure checked at least once every two years.

Cholesterol: Have your cholesterol tested every four to six years, depending on results. If you have heart disease or diabetes, you may need to have this done more frequently.

Type 2 diabetes: Have a blood test every three years.

Depression Screening: Talk to your health care team if during the last 2 weeks you have felt down, sad or hopeless and have little interest and don’t feel pleasure in doing things.

Hepatitis C Virus (HCV): Get screened one time for HCV infection if you were born between 1945 and 1965, you have ever injected drugs or if you received a blood transfusion before 1992.

Review your sexual history and condom use, diet, exercise and sleep habits with your doctor.

If you find a lump or have pain in a testicle, see your doctor as soon as possible.

40s and 50s

Sexually Transmitted Disease – if you are sexually active and have changed partners, get screened for sexually transmitted diseases.

Blood Pressure: Have your blood pressure checked at least once every two years.

Cholesterol: Have your cholesterol tested every four to six years, depending on results. If you have heart disease or diabetes, you may need to have this done more frequently.

Type 2 diabetes: Get tested at age 45 unless your doctor recommends it earlier based on other health conditions (like high blood pressure or obesity)

Colorectal cancer: Get screened between age 45 and 50. Ask your doctor which screening protocol he or she recommends for you.

Prostate cancer: This blood test is recommended at age 55.

Depression Screening: Talk to your health care team if during the last 2 weeks you have felt down, sad or hopeless and have little interest and don’t feel pleasure in doing things.

Hepatitis C Virus (HCV):  Get screened one time for HCV infection if you were born between 1945 and 1965, you have ever injected drugs or if you received a blood transfusion before 1992.

 

Review your sexual history and condom use, diet, exercise and sleep habits and tobacco, vaping, alcohol and substance-use habits.

At all ages:  Exercise regularly and eat a healthy diet.

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