65 years and Older

Routine examination every 1-3 years- screen blood pressure and weight.  Cardiovascular risk assessment.

Cancer screening- Colon and rectal cancer, prostate cancer, examination for skin cancer.

Testing- Cholesterol screening every 3-5 years, blood sugar every 3-5 yrs

Immunizations- yearly influenza vaccine, Pneumococcal vaccine once after age 65, tetanus booster every 10 years

Healthy lifestyle- No smoking or use of tobacco products.  Limit alcohol intake to 2 ounces or less daily.  Exercise regularly.  Eat a diet that includes 5 fruits and vegetables daily.

Consider daily use of aspirin.