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Screening tests can help you find and head off health problems early. Below are screening tests to schedule based on your age.

Ages 20 - 39:

  • Schedule a physical exam:
    • Review your overall health status.
    • Perform a thorough physical exam.
    • Discuss health-related topics.
    • Should be scheduled every 3 years unless your provider states otherwise.
  • Blood pressure:
    • High blood pressure (hypertension) has no symptoms, but can cause permanent damage to body organs.
    • Screenings should be performed every year.
  • TB skin test:
    • Should be done on occasion of exposure or suggestive symptoms at the direction of your provider.
    • Some occupations may require more frequent testing for public health indications.
    • Should be performed every 5 years unless otherwise required by employer or suggested by provider.
  • Blood tests and urinalysis:
    • Screens for various illnesses and diseases (such as cholesterol, diabetes, kidney, or thyroid dysfunction) before symptoms occur.
    • Screening should be done every 3 years.
  • EKG:
    • Electrocardiogram screens for heart abnormalities.
    • A baseline test should be performed at age 30.
  • Tetanus booster:
    • Prevents lockjaw.
    • Should receive booster every 10 years.
  • Rectal exam:
    • Screens for hemorrhoids, lower rectal problems, colon, and prostate cancer.
    • Screenings should be performed every year.
  • Self-exams: Should be performed monthly by self.
    • Testicle: To find lumps in their earliest stages.
    • Skin: To look for signs of changing moles, freckles, or early skin cancer.
    • Oral: To look for signs of cancerous lesions in the mouth.
    • Breast: To find abnormal lumps in their earliest stages.
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs):
    • Sexually active adults who consider themselves at risk for STDs should be screened for syphilis, chlamydia, HIV, and other STDs.
    • Screenings should take place at the discretion of the provider.

Ages 40 - 49:

  • Schedule a physical exam: 
    • Review your overall health status.
    • Perform a thorough physical exam.
    • Discuss health-related topics.
    • Should be scheduled every 2 years unless your provider states otherwise.
  • Blood pressure:
    • High blood pressure (hypertension) has no symptoms, but can cause permanent damage to body organs.
    • Screenings should be performed every year.
  • TB skin test:
    • Should be done on occasion of exposure or suggestive symptoms at the direction of your provider.
    • Some occupations may require more frequent testing for public health indications.
    • Should be performed every 5 years unless otherwise required by employer or suggested by provider.
  • Blood tests and urinalysis: 
    • Screens for various illnesses and diseases (such as cholesterol, diabetes, kidney, or thyroid dysfunction) before symptoms occur.
    • Screening should be done every 2 years.
  • EKG:
    • Electrocardiogram screens for heart abnormalities. 
    • Screening should take place every 2 years.
  • Tetanus booster: 
    • Prevents lockjaw.
    • Should receive booster every 10 years.
  • Rectal exam: 
    • Screens for hemorrhoids, lower rectal problems, colon, and prostate cancer.
    • Screenings should be performed every year.
  • PSA blood test:
    • Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) is produced by the prostate.
    • Levels rise when there is an abnormality such as an infection, enlargement, or cancer.
    • Testing should be done in collaboration with your provider.
    • Some medical associations recommend that men speak to their health care providers about a baseline PSA blood test at age 40. Men at high risk, including African Americans, should consider an annual prostate exam beginning at age 40.
  • Hemoccult: 
    • Screens the stool for microscopic amounts of blood that can be the first indication of polyps or colon cancer.
    • Should be screened every year.
  • Chest X-Ray: 
    • Should be considered in smokers over the age of 45.
    • The usefulness of this test on a yearly basis is debatable due to poor cure rates of lung cancer.
    • Discuss the frequency of screening with your provider.
  • Self-exams: should be performed monthly by self.
    • Testicle: To find lumps in their earliest stages.
    • Skin: To look for signs of changing moles, freckles, or early skin cancer.
    • Oral: To look for signs of cancerous lesions in the mouth.
    • Breast: To find abnormal lumps in their earliest stages
  • Testosterone screening:
    • Low testosterone symptoms include low sex drive, erectile dysfunction, fatigue, and depression.
    • Initial screening for symptoms with a questionnaire followed by a simple blood test.
    • Discuss the frequency of screenings with your provider.
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs):
    • Sexually active adults who consider themselves at risk for STDs should be screened for syphilis, chlamydia, HIV, and other STDs.
    • Screenings should take place at the discretion of the provider.

Ages 50+:

  • Schedule a physical exam: 
    • Review your overall health status.
    • Perform a thorough physical exam.
    • Discuss health-related topics.
    • Should be scheduled every year unless your provider states otherwise.
  • Blood pressure:
    • High blood pressure (hypertension) has no symptoms, but can cause permanent damage to body organs.
    • Screenings should be performed every year.
  • TB skin test: 
    • Should be done on occasion of exposure or suggestive symptoms at the direction of your provider.
    • Some occupations may require more frequent testing for public health indications.
    • Should be performed every 5 years unless otherwise required by employer or suggested by provider.
  • Blood tests and urinalysis: 
    • Screens for various illnesses and diseases (such as cholesterol, diabetes, kidney, or thyroid dysfunction) before symptoms occur.
    • Screening should be done every year.
  • EKG:
    • Electrocardiogram screens for heart abnormalities. 
    • Screening should take place every year.
  • Tetanus booster: 
    • Prevents lockjaw.
    • Should receive booster every 10 years.
  • Rectal exam: 
    • Screens for hemorrhoids, lower rectal problems, colon, and prostate cancer.
    • Screenings should be performed every year.
  • PSA blood test: 
    • Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) is produced by the prostate.
    • Levels rise when there is an abnormality such as an infection, enlargement, or cancer.
    • Testing should be done in collaboration with your provider.
    • Screening should take place every year.
  • Hemoccult: 
    • Screens the stool for microscopic amounts of blood that can be the first indication of polyps or colon cancer.
    • Should be screened every year.
  • Colorectal health:
    • A flexible score examines the rectum, sigmoid, and descending colon for cancer at its earliest and treatable stages.
    • It also detects polyps, which are benign growths that can progress to cancer if not found early.
    • Screenings should take place every 3 - 4 years.
  • Chest X-Ray: 
    • Should be considered in smokers over the age of 45.
    • The usefulness of this test on a yearly basis is debatable due to poor cure rates of lung cancer.
    • Discuss the frequency of screening with your provider.
  • Bone health: 
    • Bone mineral density test.
    • Testing is best done under the supervision of your provider.
    • Beginning at age 60, discuss the frequency of screening with your provider.
  • Self-exams: should be performed monthly by self.
    • Testicle: To find lumps in their earliest stages.
    • Skin: To look for signs of changing moles, freckles, or early skin cancer.
    • Oral: To look for signs of cancerous lesions in the mouth.
    • Breast: To find abnormal lumps in their earliest stages.
  • Testosterone screening: 
    • Low testosterone symptoms include low sex drive, erectile dysfunction, fatigue, and depression.
    • Initial screening for symptoms with a questionnaire followed by a simple blood test.
    • Discuss the frequency of screenings with your provider.
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs): 
    • Sexually active adults who consider themselves at risk for STDs should be screened for syphilis, chlamydia, HIV, and other STDs.
    • Screenings should take place at the discretion of the provider.

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Health tips and advice from the men of Crossing Rivers Health

June is Mens Health Month

Hobbies

"At my age, I realize how important it is to exercise and watch what foods I eat. I’m so lucky to enjoy healthy hobbies, like shed hunting or just tromping the woods for mushrooms to get my exercise in."
Mike Kozelka, Maintenance


June is mens health month

Planks

"I feel the best when I eat right and drink lots of water. I recommend doing planks to improve core strength and using a foam roller for stretching. My dog also helps keep me moving!"
Javier Alvarez, Occupational Therapy


June is mens health month

Move it

"Move it or lose it: stay active, mentally and physically, to remain capable and strengthen resilience." 
Dr. Owen Vincent, Clinic Provider


June is mens health month

Work out

"Two things I enjoy doing to stay healthy are working out (running, lifting, sports) and being involved in hobbies throughout the year like fishing, hunting, and kayaking. These activities are great for staying healthy mentally and physically!"
Josh Emery, Human Resources


June is mens health month

Stay active

"Summer activities are a great way to become more physically active. Being active throughout the day has many health benefits."
Austin Neis, Cardiac Rehabilitation


June is mens health month

Diet

"I make sure I exercise daily, which usually consists of walking about six miles a day. I don’t like sweets, so that’s a plus, but I make sure to limit my carb intake."
Andy Lucas, Maintenance


June is mens health month

Walk

"I like to get out and go for a walk daily. I feel that its a great way to relieve stress and spend time in the fresh air and sunshine."
Patrick Stovey, Cardiac Rehabilitation


June is mens health month

Goals

"I really try to keep challenging my body through exercise. After working out, I get a spike in energy that lasts all day. I’ve gained muscle, strength, and positivity. My advice is to set a goal for yourself. Get out of the house and do something to get a feeling of accomplishment."
Jeremy Cuff, Respiratory Therapy

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