65 Years and Older
Routine examination every 1-3 years. Screen blood pressure, weight. Cardiovascular risk assessment.
Cancer Screening - colon and rectal cancer, breast cancer, cancer of the cervix, skin examination for skin cancer.
Immunizations - yearly influenza vaccine, Pneumococcal vaccine once after age 65, tetanus booster every 10 years.
Testing - Cholesterol screening every 3-5 yrs, blood sugar every 3-5 yrs, consider thyroid testing.
Healthy Lifestyle - Limit alcohol intake to 2 ounces or less daily. No smoking or use of tobacco products. Exercise regularly. Eat a diet including 5 fruits and vegetables daily.
Consider using aspirin daily.