Falling Into Health: Part 1

Fall is a time of apples, pumpkins, changing leaves, renewed energy, and cooler air.  It is also a perfect time to review what you did or did not complete this year on your Personal Health List.  Most doctors take 6-8 weeks or more to schedule an appointment. Below are a few suggested screenings, but this handy tool can help you personalize your possible screening needs.

Make appointments now for January/February allowing you to start the New Year off strong and healthy (and bring your baseline to 8 week Vivo assessment with you to show your improvement!!)

-Yearly Physical Exam with a general practitioner (should include blood pressure test, prostate exam (men), a review of your vaccinations like pneumonia and shingles, immunizations, and fasting blood work-cholesterol, diabetes, thyroid
-Eye Doctor Every 1 to 3 years
-Gynecologist (women). Pap smear (check with your doctor) and breast exam yearly
-Dermatologist (yearly, note at home any new moles or marks on your skin and bring the list!)
-Dentist Twice a year 

Additional Tips to help organize your health: Create a list of changes or concerns regarding your health and bring it to your appointment- how many times have you left an appointment only to think “I forgot to ask about…”. 

Did you know that If you have a lot of prescriptions, you can ask your pharmacist to help you combine all your prescriptions into one or two pickups per month?! 

Written by Kristin Dean, Vivo Care Team     

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