Screenings Save Lives

“Screenings and prevention recommendations can vary based on your personal risk level,” said Carla Church, DO, CHI Health Family Medicine Provider. “That’s why your annual wellness exams are important, because aside from the basics like your weight and blood pressure, that’s when we learn about your lifestyle, family and medical history. From there we can figure out your risks and create a personalized prevention plan.”

For women of all ages, Dr. Church suggests the following annually:

  • Full physical
  • Fasting labs to test blood sugar, liver and kidney function, cholesterol
  • Gynecological assessment
  • Mental health exam 
  • Update vaccinations: COVID-19, shingles, flu

Screenings based on age and average risk level:

  • Diabetes: 35-45 years old
  • Breast Cancer: 40-50 years old
  • Colon Cancer: 45 years old
  • Bone Density: around 65 years old

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