The recommendations of the task force are for healthy people. Those with specific diseases or who are at increased risk for certain health problems may be required to see their doctor more often and may undergo certain other tests. You and your doctor should mutually decide on a checkup plan that is suitable for your particular situation.
Medically reviewed by Joseph Palermo, D.O.; American Osteopathic Board Certified Internal Medicine
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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. National Center for Health Statistics. 2001. National Center for Health Statistics.
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U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Guide to Clinical Preventive Services. Report of the US Preventive Services Task Force. 2nd ed. Baltimore, MD: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 1996.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 12/16/2014
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