Inspira Health Network, Inc.

SUM 2016

Spirit of Women magazine is a national publication presented to women by hospitals and their physicians. The magazine provides up-to-date, evidence-based healthcare information and promotes our hospitals as leaders in women's health excellence.

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In your 30s In your 40s Including weight and height. Including weight and height. Discuss at your annual exam. Discuss at your annual exam. Discuss with your doctor or nurse. Discuss with your doctor or nurse. Get this test if you are at risk for HIV infection (unprotected sex, Get this test if you are at risk for HIV infection (unprotected sex, sexually transmitted disease, or used drugs with needles). sexually transmitted disease, or used drugs with needles). At least every two years. At least every two years. Total, LDL, HDL and triglycerides; discuss with your doctor or nurse. Total, LDL, HDL and triglycerides; discuss with your doctor or nurse. None. Discuss with your doctor or nurse. Get screened if you have sustained blood pressure greater than 135/80, Get screened if you have sustained blood pressure greater than 135/80, take medicine for high blood pressure, or are at risk for developing diabetes. take medicine for high blood pressure, or are at risk for developing diabetes. Become familiar with your breasts so you can identify any changes Become familiar with your breasts so you can identify any changes and discuss with your doctor or nurse. and discuss with your doctor or nurse. None. Every 1-2 years. Official recommendations vary. Discuss the schedule that is right for you with your doctor or nurse. At least every three years. Yearly. At least every three years. At least every three years. Yearly. Yearly. Both partners should get tested for STIs, including HIV, before Both partners should get tested for STIs, including HIV, before initiating sexual intercourse. Get a chlamydia test yearly if you initiating sexual intercourse. Get a chlamydia test yearly if you have new or multiple partners. have new or multiple partners. Discuss with your doctor or nurse. Discuss with your doctor or nurse. Discuss with your doctor. Baseline exam at age 40, then every 2-4 years as your doctor advises. Every 10 years. Every 10 years. Monthly self-exam of skin and moles and as part of a routine Monthly self-exam of skin and moles and as part of a routine full checkup with your doctor or nurse. full checkup with your doctor or nurse. Every 12- 24 months; discuss with your dentist. Every 12- 24 months; discuss with your dentist. Yearly. Yearly. Every 10 years. Every 10 years. If your vaccine series is incomplete, discuss with your doctor or nurse. None. Discuss with your doctor or nurse if you are a college student None. or military recruit. Use these lists to learn what checkups and screenings are important for each decade of a woman's life. These are guidelines only. Your doctor or nurse will personalize the timing of each test to meet your specific healthcare needs. Be sure to check out our Fall 2016 edition to learn about Your Health through the Decades: 50s-80s.

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