Birth Center

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.

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