Even Healthy People Need Regular Checkups

February 03, 2010 by Kathy Nellor

Have you scheduled your annual checkup with your doctor yet? Do you know if you are current on all your immunizations and screenings? Living a healthy lifestyle is certainly a key ingredient to living a healthy, long life. But it is not a guarantee that you will never get a serious illness. It is important to get regular checkups and screenings as recommended by your healthcare provider.

Are you wondering what screenings you need to have done? Check out this cool tool called “myhealthfinder” that provides personalized recommendations from the U.S. Preventive Services Taskforce based on age and sex. Just enter in your age and gender and click “Get Started.”

Also, in addition to having medical screenings to look for early disease, it’s also important to take a Health Risk Assessment to see how to make changes early before disease occurs. Go ahead and take this short, 13 question Health Risk Assessment that is included as part of the BlueHealth Advantage website.

Have fun…use the myhealthfinder, take the health risk assessment, and call and make your appointment with your doctor today!

Tags:  preventive screenings, health risk assessment, immunizations