5 Health Screenings to Schedule in the New Year | Bee Well

5 Health Screenings to Schedule in the New Year | Bee Well
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When it comes to your health, what you don’t know can indeed hurt you. That’s why it’s important to make time to visit the doctor even when you’re feeling in tip-top shape. And with 2023 upon us, there has never been a better time to schedule those appointments and take control of your health.

Our friends at Virtua Health put together this list of five annual health screenings to consider scheduling in 2023.

physical | for: everyone!

Whether you are 7 or 87, physical exams carry the same weight! They help identify and treat health issues before they worsen. They allow you to assess your overall health through blood pressure and cholesterol screenings, updating vaccinations and medical records if needed, completing cancer screenings, and establishing a relationship with your doctor. Schedule yours today with a Virtua Primary Care Physician.

mammogram | for: women over 40

cancer early when it’s easier to treat. For women with a family history or genetic tendency of breast cancer, annual mammograms should begin at age 30. Mammograms act as the best defense against breast cancer. Don't hesitate, schedule yours today.

colonoscopy | for: everyone over 45, every 10 years

Although it can be uncomfortable to talk about, colonoscopies are vital to check for polyps, bleeding, abnormal growths, ulcers, and inflammation of the colon. Colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in the US, even though it is easily preventable. You can easily schedule a colonoscopy today.

gynecological exam | for: sexually active women or women over 21

Truthfully, we know it can be a little awkward to have a gynecological exam. But, they are necessary for women’s preventative care and sexual health. These exams can detect cancer, symptoms of sexually transmitted infections, and protect reproductive health. These exams are for women who are either sexually active or over 21 years old.

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dermatology appointment | for: everyone!

Annual skin screenings are necessary for the detection of skin cancer and other skin related conditions. Skin cancer is tough to spot by just looking in a mirror. Schedule an appointment with a dermatologist today to make sure that your skin always keeps that golden hour glow.

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