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For men 18 to 80: The ultimate guy’s checkup checklist

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Ok guys, you’re another year older. It’s time to start planning for your annual checkup. We're committed to keeping men everywhere as healthy as possible. In celebration of Father's Day and Men's Health Month, we're taking a look at men's health at key age milestones, and highlighting the important steps necessary to maintain good health.

With help from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC),1 we’ve prepared The Ultimate Guy’s Checkup Checklist. It provides a high-level snapshot of recommended preventive services for male patients, ages 18 to 80.2 So, after you schedule an appointment for your annual checkup, use this checklist to guide the conversation with your healthcare provider–not just for this year, but for many years to come.

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1. CDC Prevention Checklist, http://www.cdc.gov/prevention/js-get.html?role=patient&gender=male&age=80&pregnant=off
2. These recommendations come from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF), the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), the Bright Futures (BF) Guidelines, and the Institute of Medicine (IOM).
3. These vaccines are for all ages and should only be administered by a healthcare provider if risk factors are presented in the patient: Pneumococcal Polysaccharide Vaccine; Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine; Meningococcal; Hepatitis A; Hepatitis B.
 
Summary

In celebration of Father's Day and Men's Health Month, we're taking a look at men's health at key age milestones, and highlighting the important steps necessary to maintain good health.

Disclaimer

© Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona | An Independent Licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.
 

This information is provided for educational purposes only. Individuals should always consult with their healthcare providers regarding medical care or treatment, as recommendations, services or resources are not a substitute for the advice or recommendation of an individual's physician or healthcare provider. Services or treatment options may not be covered under an individual’s particular health plan.