Milestone Medical Tests in Your 20s and 30s

Going to the doctor may be the last thing on your mind right now, but regular check-ups may save your health -- and your life -- later.

Starting in your 20s and 30s, your doctor can perform or recommend a number of simple tests to look for problems that can rob people of their health. Here's a list of the basic tests you should ask for. (Note that your doctor may recommend additional tests based on your personal health profile.)

Each year around your birthday, give yourself a gift. Schedule a visit to your dentist and call your doctor to see if there are important tests you should take. With an investment of an hour or two, you may be able to add years to your life.

WebMD Medical Reference Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson, MD on October 18, 2016

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American Academy of Family Physicians.

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.

American Heart Association.

National Institutes of Health.

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