Taking Charge of Your Health A Lifetime Committment

A Lifetime Committment

Eating well, exercising and practicing good habits will help you lead a healthier and longer life. Lower your risk for developing health issues by following these preventive screening tips and practices throughout every stage of your life.

Wellness Programs at Barnabas Health

Age 18

visit a dermatologist for a skin exam

Age range 20s

– begin cholesterol checks to decrease your risk of heart disease
– begin, monthly self-breast exams
– pap smears and pelvic exams every 3 years to detect cervical cancer
– cholesterol check at least every 5 years
– Testicular exam by a doctor as part of routine cancer-related check-up

Age range 30s

– cholesterol check, blood pressure checks
– Pap test and TPV test every 5 years or pap test alone every 3 years

Age Range 40s

– mammogram and breast exam by a doctor or nurse every year
– prostate cancer screenings; PSA blood test or rectal exam for high risk
– blood glucose tests every three years to test for diabetes or pre-diabetes


– colonoscopy/colon cancer testing recommended for men and women


– pap test and HPV test every 5 years or Pap test alone every 3 years
– bone density screen for osteoporosis – women with risk factors should be screened earlier


– Diet and exercise have been linked to Alzheimer's disease – so stay active and eat healthy, and feed your brain puzzles, books and other mind-sharpening activities

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