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Health Tip: Prepare For Your Next Check-Up

Health Tip: Prepare For Your Next Check-Up

03/30/11

(HealthDay News) -- Regular visits with your doctor should be more than a formality. They're your chance to take charge of your medical care by finding out what preventive services you need and when you need them, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says.

Before your next check-up, here's what the CDC says you should do to prepare:

  • Study your family health history.
  • Ask about any vaccinations or screenings you may need.
  • Discuss with your doctor any changes in your mental or physical health.
  • Talk about significant lifestyle changes or medical procedures you are considering.
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Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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