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Health Checklist for Women Over 40

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Print out this list to keep track of tests and procedures you need after the age of 40 and take it with you to your next doctor's appointment. continued...



Bone health:

Procedure/test: What it does: Starting at age: How often: Date performed/results:
Bone mineral density test Used as an indicator of bone strength and osteoporosis risk 65, or earlier for women with previous fragility fractures; a family history of osteoporosis; on medications that cause bone loss; or have problems with calcium absorption At your doctor's discretion


Vaccines/immunizations:

Procedure/test: What it does: Starting at age: How often: Date performed/results:
Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis (Td/Tdap) booster Restores protection against tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis (whooping cough) infection Varies One dose of Tdap as a booster, and then a Td booster every 10 years
Pneumonia vaccine Provides lifelong protection against pneumonia 65 or earlier in people with risk factors, such as heart failure, lung disease, alcoholism, and others Two shots if given at age 65 or later. May need to be repeated in people who have certain medical conditions who received it before the age of 65
Influenza vaccine Provides protection against common influenza strains Everyone 6 months of age and older Yearly

Zostavax To help protect against herpes zoster, or shingles 60 One dose

NOTE: Guidelines for screening vary. This is a compilation of generally accepted major screening recommendations from national health organizations and experts, but it is by no means comprehensive or a substitute for your doctor's advice.

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Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson, MD on January 20, 2015
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