Thursday, January 19, 2017

Health Assessments: What assessments should I get?

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Health Assessments:
What assessments should I get?

Have you taken the preventive care approach? Preventive care includes screenings, check-ups, and patient counseling to prevent health problems and detect future health risk. You can stay on top of things by getting a yearly physical exam with preventive health screenings. A few preventive screenings for adults may include: cholesterol, vaccination updates, heart rate, blood pressure, blood sugar, etc.

What are the WellU CV Clinic assessments?

The Wellu Cv Clinic assesses cardiovascular health and risk factors. This clinic is located downstairs at the student health service office. You can schedule an appointment at online at the CSS website (https://myhealth.css.edu/).

At what age do you begin breast cancer & colon cancer screenings?

Breast Cancer:
  • Women should have a mammogram every one to two years starting at age 40, and every year starting at age 50.
  • If you have a family history of breast cancer, it is recommended to start the screening earlier.
  • You will receive your results a few weeks after the screening. If you have any concerns or questions about this screening contact your health professional


Colon Cancer:
  • Colon Cancer screenings should begin at age 50 and should continue until 75 years of age.
  • If you are at high risk of colon cancer, you may start colon cancer screening much earlier
  • Colonoscopy should be every 10 years unless you are high risk, then you should have it more frequently
  • Screening may be be covered by health insurance.

Clay Redd

Resources:
Colorectal Cancer Screening Guidelines. (2014). Retrieved April 08, 2016

For Older Adults Retrieved April 08, 2016

Prevention Care. (2015). Retrieved April 08, 2016

Screening Guidelines. Retrieved April 08, 2016