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Why You Need Regular Heart Disease, Diabetes Risk Screenings

Measuring waistline, blood pressure, cholesterol, blood fats, and blood sugar during doctor visits can detect heart disease and diabetes earlier.

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More Than Senior Moments: Better Dementia Detection Is Urged

Too few people with signs of mental decline or dementia are getting checked during routine medical visits or told when a problem is found, says a panel of Alzheimer’s disease expert.

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Why Periodic Check-Ups Are Key to Health, Longevity

For some folks, getting ready for a routine exam with their doctor is like training for a marathon. 

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Why boomers need a hepatitis C screening

Baby boomers, adults born between 1945 and 1965, are five times more likely to have been exposed to the hepatitis C virus (HCV).

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5 things you need to know about colon cancer screening

It’s a predictable passage in life: Hit 50, get lots birthday cards with old-age jokes, a mailbox full of AARP solicitations, and a colonoscopy.

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Should women really limit mammograms?

The update recommends that women continue getting screened as long as they are in good health and have a life expectancy of at least 10 years. The old guidelines did not include an age limit.

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