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5 Medical Tests Every Boomer Woman Should Have

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5 Medical Tests Every Boomer Woman Should Have

By Marlo Sollitto, AgingCare.com contributing editor

Women tend to take care of everyone else in their lives, at the expense of their own health. Oftentimes we don’t maintain doctor visits for ourselves; we forget to exercise and to eat nutritiously. We allow ourselves to become drained.

“Routine tests are our best defense for early diagnosis of disease and in turn, higher successful treatment rates if something is detected. Women need to make their health a priority. Testing is an important piece of the health care puzzle – especially since diagnostic test results influence as much as 70 percent of healthcare decision-making,” Dr. Agim Beshiri, M.D., Medical Director at Abbott. (abbott.com)

But how do you know what tests you really need, and which you can skip? Dr. Angela DeRosa, president and chief managing officer of DeRosa Medical, P.C. (derosamedical.com) says, “Preventative health screenings are crucial but often confusing for my female patients.”

Every woman is different. So discuss with your doctor what tests, in addition to the standard ones, are appropriate tests are for you to undergo, based on family history, lifestyle and other factors. However, both doctors recommend that every woman have the following tests.

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Medical Tests Every Caregiver Should Have originally appeared on AgingCare.com.

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11:44PM PDT on Jul 28, 2013

Very positive

2:59AM PDT on Jul 15, 2013

Thanks for posting.

10:47AM PST on Feb 5, 2013

Thank you for highlighting the highest risks for women's health.

2:57AM PST on Nov 12, 2012

thanks, will share!

5:10AM PDT on Oct 24, 2012

Useful info. thanks.

3:55PM PDT on Oct 14, 2012

Thank you for sharing.

1:30AM PDT on Oct 14, 2012

Will continue to get the mammograms , I just turned 65, Thanks for the info

9:59PM PDT on Oct 13, 2012

Thanks.

5:09PM PDT on Oct 12, 2012

Thanks.

5:05PM PDT on Oct 12, 2012

thanks :/

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