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Health screening - men - age 40 - 64


Definition:

All adults should visit their health care provider from time to time, even if they are healthy. The purpose of these visits is to:

  • Screen for diseases
  • Assess risk of future medical problems
  • Help develop a healthy lifestyle
  • Update vaccinations
  • Maintain a relationship with a doctor in case of an illness
Alternative Names:

Health maintenance visit - men - age 40 - 64; Physical exam - men - age 40 - 64; Yearly exam - men - age 40 - 64; Checkup - men - age 40 - 64; Men's health - age 40 - 64

References:

U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Screening for prostate cancer. U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommendation statement. Ann Intern Med. 2008;149(3):185-191.

U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. The Guide to Clinical Preventive Services. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; 2010.

Atkins D, Barton M. The periodic health examination. In: Goldman L, Schafer AI, eds. Cecil Medicine. 24th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Saunders Elsevier; 2011:chap 14.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Recommended adult immunization schedule -- United States, 2012. MMWR. 2011;61(4):1-7.

Smith RA, Cokkinides V, Brawley OW. Cancer screening in the United States, 2010: A review of current American Cancer Society guidelines and issues in cancer screening. CA Cancer J Clin. 2010;60(2):99-119.


Review Date: 6/1/2012
Reviewed By: David C. Dugdale, III, MD, Professor of Medicine, Division of General Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc.

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