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Check-Ups And Vaccinations

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  • cholesterol blood test every 3-5 years starting at age 35
  • blood pressure test annually regardless of age
  • full colorectal cancer screening every 5-10 years starting at age 50
  • fecal occult blood test annually starting at age 40
  • skin self-exam monthly and annual in-office exam for skin tumors
  • eye exam every year regardless of age
  • dental exam annually regardless of age with x-rays every 3-5 years


  • prostate exam yearly starting at age 40
  • sooner if you have prostate troubles or are at high risk
  • prostate-specific antigen test annually starting at age 50
  • annual testicular exam starting at age 15


  • mammogram every 1-2 years starting at age 40
  • pelvic exam and pap smear annually starting at age 20 or first sexual activity
  • bone density test every 1-3 years starting at age 50
  • sooner if you are Asian, Caucasian, or small boned
  • sooner if you are drink, smoke, or have family history of osteoporosis
  • breast self-exam monthly and in-office exam annually starting at age 25


  • cholesterol test at age 20 if smoke, diabetic, or history of heart disease
  • diabetes test if you are overweight, hypertensive, or have high cholesterol
  • fasting plasma glucose test if you have a family history of diabetes
  • test for STDs if you have multiple partners or unprotected sex


  • 0 to 2 months -- first dose Hepatitis B
  • 1 to 4 months -- second dose Hepatitis B
  • 2 months -- DTP, type B influenza, polio, pneumococcal conjugate
  • 4 months -- DTP, type B influenza, polio, pneumococcal conjugate
  • 6 months -- DTP, type B influenza, pneumococcal conjugate
  • 6 to 18 months -- third dose Hepatitis B, polio
  • 12 to 15 months -- type B influenza, pneumococcal conjugate, MMR
  • 12 to 18 months -- varicella
  • 24 months to age 18 -- Hepatitis A (for high-risk groups)
  • ages 4 to 6 -- DTP, polio, MMR
  • ages 11 to 12 -- tetanus booster (delay if less <5 years since last vaccine)


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Ramona Creel is a modern Renaissance woman and guru of simplicity -- traveling the country as a full-time RVer, sharing her story of radically downsizing, and inspiring others to regain control of their own lives. As a Professional Organizer and Accountability Coach, Ramona will help you create the time and space to focus on your true priorities -- clearing away the clutter other obstacles and standing in the way of that life you've always wanted to be living. As a Professional Photographer, Ramona captures powerful images of places and people as she travels. And as a travel writer, social commentator, and blogger, she shares her experiences and insights about the world as we know it. You can see all these sides of Ramona -- read her articles, browse through her photographs, and even hire her to help get your life in order -- at www.RamonaCreel.com. And be sure to follow her on Twitter and on Facebook.

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