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Health Screening

Early detection is key in preventing and treating many health problems and diseases. Talk with your doctor about health screenings that may be right for you.

Blood pressure - Have your blood pressure checked at least every two years. High blood pressure is 140/90 or higher.

Bone density (ages 40+) – Bone health is important to your overall health. Ask your doctor if a bone density screening is right for you.

Cholesterol (ages 35+) – Have your cholesterol checked annually. Lowering your cholesterol can reduce your risk for heart disease.

Depression – Your emotional health is as important as your physical health. If you have felt sad or hopeless over the last two weeks, talk to your doctor about being screened for depression.

Diabetes - Diabetes screening is important for staying healthy. Have a test for diabetes if you have high blood pressure or high cholesterol. Talk with your doctor about a screening schedule that is right for you. Diabetes Services 816-943-4799

Mammogram (ages 40+) – Annual mammograms are one of the best tools for finding breast cancer early. Clinical breast exams are performed in the office starting at age 21 every three years. After the age of 40, breast exams are performed annually. St. Joseph Breast Center 816.943.3173

Skin cancer (all ages) – Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the U.S. Talk to your doctor about whether a skin cancer screening is right for you. Need a Dermatologist?

Cervical Cancer (ages 21+) – Ask your doctor about an appropriate screening schedule based on your health history. Oncology Services 816-943-2475.