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As you grow older, some preventive medical tests can be skipped

#aging patients still should have an annual “wellness” visit to check blood pressure, blood sugar (for the presence of Type 2 #diabetes), cholesterol, bone density (for #osteoporosis), #obesity and underweight (for frailty), skin (for cancerous lesions), #hearing, #vision and balance (to evaluate the risk of falls), and cognition. They also should keep up with certain #vaccinations, such as flu, shingles, tetanus and pneumonia.


But they might be able to avoid certain tests if past results consistently have been trouble-free, experts say.





https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/medical-tests-screening-skip-aging/2020/12/18/5bd0a088-3e34-11eb-8bc0-ae155bee4aff_story.html

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