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5 Important Exams for the New Year

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5. Have you had an eye exam?

Not only can eye doctors assess for vision changes, they can also evaluate the blood vessels, glaucoma, cataracts, cholesterol deposits, diabetes damage. And they can check for potential tumors.

This reminder about some of these exams may have you quickly making an appointment while others may be too early for you, depending on your age and symptoms.

If you are unsure, talk with your health care provider about which ones would be most appropriate for your health.

Start out 2013 on the right foot and focus on staying healthy.


1. National Cancer Institute: Mammograms. Web. 6 January, 2013.

2. National Cancer Institute: Test to Detect Colorectal Cancer and Polyps. Web. 6 January 2013.

3. Dental Screenings Linked to Lower Heart Disease, Stroke Risk. Web. 6 January, 2013.

Reviewed January 6, 2013
by MIchele Blacksberg RN
Edited by Jody Smith

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Thank you for adding dental exams to the list. So many people are suffering from dental diseases like periodontal disease and tooth loss.

January 13, 2013 - 5:56pm
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