Health Tip: Preparing for Your Next Checkup02/13/13
(HealthDay News) -- To get the most from your medical checkups,
make sure you're prepared before you visit your doctor.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offers these
- Update your family health history to include any new health
problems among close relatives.
- Create a list of any recent symptoms, issues or questions for
your doctor. Topics may include changes in eating or sleep habits,
or recent symptoms of depression or anxiety.
- Think about your future, and discuss any health-related issues
or changes with your doctor. Such issues may include quitting
smoking or losing weight, etc.
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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.