Do your family a favor and get the preventative medicine tests that you need.
For children, this usually means immunizations and checks for proper growth and recommended intervals.
For women, it usually means pap smears and mammograms at certain ages and recommended intervals.
For all adults, it means having your blood pressure and cholesterol checked from time to time.
For adults over 50, there are a few other tests that you should start getting.
And for all, the tests that you need often depend upon your own medical history and your family health history.
You might prevent unnecessary heartache for your family by using preventative medicine:
- to diagnose deadly illnesses while they can still be cured,
- to diagnoses other illnesses before there are sad complications and
- to prevent other illnesses entirely.