Recomended health screenings and frequencies

Test: Vision
Source: American Association of Ophthalmology
Frequency: Every two to four years

Test: Dental (teeth, gums, tongue)
Source: American Dental Association
Frequency: Annual

Test: Hearing
Source: Centers for Disease Control
Frequency: Every three years

Test: Cholesterol
Source: Mayo Clinic
Frequency: Lipid test every five years

Test: Blood pressure
Source: Mayo Clinic
Frequency: Every two years

Test: Colorectal cancer
Source: American Cancer Society
Frequency: Annual stool test; colonoscopy every ten years

Test: Type 2 Diabetes
Source: American Diabetes Association
Frequency: Every three years; possibly more often depending on certain risk factors

Test: Vaccinations
Source: Centers for Disease Control
Frequency: Pneumonia shot around age 65; annual flu shot; tetanus booster every ten years

Test: Thyroid
Source: WebMD
Frequency: Thyroid hormone test every three years

Test: Cervical cancer (women only)
Source: American Cancer Society
Frequency: Annual Pap test

Test: Breast Cancer (women only)
Source: American Cancer Society
Frequency: Regular self exams; Annual clinical breast exam and mammogram

Test: Prostate (men only)
Source: Mayo Clinic
Frequency: Annual