Health Screening Checklist

Your body, your life

Beebe Healthcare reminds you to eat healthy foods, get enough sleep, keep moving and have some fun. These important ingredients plus remembering to get your regular health screenings will help you maintain your best health.  Below are some of the health screenings recommended by the National Institutes of Health for men and women.  Some of the screenings are conducted by your primary care physician; some through our clinical services at Beebe locations. The screenings can be ordered by your physician. The timelines listed are for the public in general.  Please check with your physician about how the screenings can be tailored to you as an individual.

Remember: It’s your body, your life and your health. Take good care of yourself.

Women Men

Screening Tests for Women

Screening tests Ages 18-39 Ages 40-49 Ages 50-64 Ages 65 & Older
Blood pressure test  Get tested at least every 2 years if you have normal blood pressure (lower than 120/80). Get tested once a year if you have blood pressure between 120/80 and 139/89. Discuss treatment with your doctor or nurse if you have blood pressure 140/90 or higher. Get tested at least every 2 years if you have normal blood pressure (lower than 120/80). Get tested once a year if you have blood pressure between 120/80 and 139/89. Discuss treatment with your doctor or nurse if you have blood pressure 140/90 or higher. Get tested at least every 2 years if you have normal blood pressure (lower than 120/80). Get tested once a year if you have blood pressure between 120/80 and 139/89. Discuss treatment with your doctor or nurse if you have blood pressure 140/90 or higher. Get tested at least every 2 years if you have normal blood pressure (lower than 120/80). Get tested once a year if you have blood pressure between 120/80 and 139/89. Discuss treatment with your doctor or nurse if you have blood pressure 140/90 or higher.
Bone mineral density test (osteoporosis screening)        Discuss with your doctor or nurse if you are at risk of osteoporosis. Get this test at least once at age 65 or older. Talk to your doctor or nurse about repeat testing.
Breast cancer screening (mammogram) Discuss breast cancer screening with your doctor if you have a family history. Starting at age 40, have a mammogram every year to determine risk of breast cancer.  Starting at age 40, have a mammogram every year to determine risk of breast cancer.   Starting at age 40, have a mammogram every year to determine risk of breast cancer.
Cervical cancer screening (Pap test)*  Get a Pap test every 3 years if you are 21 or older, have had vaginal sex, and have a cervix. Get a Pap test every 3 years if you have had vaginal sex, and have a cervix.  Get a Pap test every 3 years if you have had vaginal sex, and have a cervix.   Ask your doctor or nurse if you need to get a Pap test.
Cholesterol test Starting at age 20, get a cholesterol test regularly if you are at increased risk for heart disease. Ask your doctor or nurse how often you need your cholesterol tested. Get a cholesterol test regularly if you are at increased risk for heart disease. Ask your doctor or nurse how often you need your cholesterol tested. Get a cholesterol test regularly if you are at increased risk for heart disease. Ask your doctor or nurse how often you need your cholesterol tested. Get a cholesterol test regularly if you are at increased risk for heart disease. Ask your doctor or nurse how often you need your cholesterol tested.
Colorectal cancer screening (using fecal occult blood testing, sigmoidoscopy, or colonoscopy)      Starting at age 50, get screened for colorectal cancer. Talk to your doctor or nurse about which screening test is best for you and how often you need it.  Get screened for colorectal cancer through age 75. Talk to your doctor or nurse about which screening test is best for you and how often you need it.
Diabetes screening Get screened for diabetes if your blood pressure is higher than 135/80 or if you take medicine for high blood pressure. Get screened for diabetes if your blood pressure is higher than 135/80 or if you take medicine for high blood pressure.  Get screened for diabetes if your blood pressure is higher than 135/80 or if you take medicine for high blood pressure. Get screened for diabetes if your blood pressure is higher than 135/80 or if you take medicine for high blood pressure.
 HIV test Get tested if you are at increased risk for HIV. Discuss your risk with your doctor or nurse. All pregnant women need to be tested for HIV. Get tested if you are at increased risk for HIV. Discuss your risk with your doctor or nurse. All pregnant women need to be tested for HIV. Get tested if you are at increased risk for HIV. Discuss your risk with your doctor or nurse.

Get tested if you are at increased risk for HIV. Discuss your risk with your doctor or nurse.

Lung Cancer       Patients should be asked about their smoking history. Patients who are 55 to 74 years old, in fairly good health, have at least a 30 pack-year smoking history, are either still smoking or have quit smoking within the last 15 years, should talk to their doctor about a lung screening.  Patients should be asked about their smoking history. Patients who are 55 to 74 years old, in fairly good health, have at least a 30 pack-year smoking history, are either still smoking or have quit smoking within the last 15 years, should talk to their doctor about a lung screening.

 

 

          

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*The information contained in this chart was provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office on Women’s Health.

 

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Screening Tests for Men*

Prostate Cancer

Screening tests Ages 18 - 39
 
Ages 40-49 Ages 50-64 Ages 65 & Older
Abdominal aortic aneurysm screening>       Get this one-time screening if you are age 65 to 75 and have ever smoked.
 Blood pressure test

Get tested at least every 2 years if you have normal blood pressure (lower than 120/80).

Get tested once a year if you have blood pressure between 120/80 and 139/89.

Discuss treatment with your doctor or nurse if you have blood pressure 140/90 or higher.

Get tested at least every 2 years if you have normal blood pressure (lower than 120/80).

Get tested once a year if you have blood pressure between 120/80 and 139/89.

Discuss treatment with your doctor or nurse if you have blood pressure 140/90 or higher.

Get tested at least every 2 years if you have normal blood pressure (lower than 120/80).

Get tested once a year if you have blood pressure between 120/80 and 139/89.

Discuss treatment with your doctor or nurse if you have blood pressure 140/90 or higher.

Get tested at least every 2 years if you have normal blood pressure (lower than 120/80).

Get tested once a year if you have blood pressure between 120/80 and 139/89.

Discuss treatment with your doctor or nurse if you have blood pressure 140/90 or higher.

Cholesterol test

Starting at age 20 until age 35, get a cholesterol test if you are at increased risk for heart disease.

Starting at age 35 and older, get a cholesterol test regularly.

 Get a cholesterol test regularly.

Ask your doctor or nurse how often you need your cholesterol tested.

 

Get a cholesterol test regularly. 

Ask your doctor or nurse how often you need your cholesterol tested.

Get a cholesterol test regularly.

Ask your doctor or nurse how often you need your cholesterol tested.

 Colorectal cancer screening (using fecal occult blood testing, sigmoidoscopy, or colonoscopy)    

Starting at age 50, get screened for colorectal cancer.

Talk to your doctor or nurse about which screening test is best for you and how often you need it.

Get screened for colorectal cancer through age 75.

Talk to your doctor or nurse about which screening test is best for you and how often you need it.

Diabetes screening Get screened for diabetes if your blood pressure is higher than 135/80 or if you take medicine for high blood pressure.  Get screened for diabetes if your blood pressure is higher than 135/80 or if you take medicine for high blood pressure. Get screened for diabetes if your blood pressure is higher than 135/80 or if you take medicine for high blood pressure.  Get screened for diabetes if your blood pressure is higher than 135/80 or if you take medicine for high blood pressure.
 HIV test Get tested if you are at increased risk for HIV. Discuss your risk with your doctor or nurse. Get tested if you are at increased risk for HIV. Discuss your risk with your doctor or nurse. Get tested if you are at increased risk for HIV. Discuss your risk with your doctor or nurse.

Get tested if you are at increased risk for HIV. Discuss your risk with your doctor or nurse.             

 

 
Prostate Cancer    

For men of higher risk (African American men or any man with a family history of prostate cancer), screening can begin before the age of 55 and decisions should be individualized.

For men of average risk, consider testing between the ages of 55 and 69. Patients should discuss the risks and benefits of testing with their physician.

   
Lung Cancer       Patients should be asked about their smoking history. Patients who are 55 to 74 years old, in fairly good health, have at least a 30 pack-year smoking history, are either still smoking or have quit smoking within the last 15 years, should talk to their doctor about a lung screening.  Patients should be asked about their smoking history. Patients who are 55 to 74 years old, in fairly good health, have at least a 30 pack-year smoking history, are either still smoking or have quit smoking within the last 15 years, should talk to their doctor about a lung screening.

       

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PRINTABLE: Enjoy this free, download of the above chart for men.

*The information contained in this chart was provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office on Women’s Health.

 

Find out more about Men's Health in this story: A Vision of Wellness

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