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Interactive Tool: Which Health Screenings Do You Need (cont.)

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Health Tools

Health Tools help you make wise health decisions or take action to improve your health.


Interactive tools help people determine health risks, ideal weight, target heart rate, and more.Interactive tools are designed to help people determine health risks, ideal weight, target heart rate, and more.
Health Screenings

What do the results tell me?

You will receive a list of the screening tests recommended by the USPSTF as well as other screenings to consider.

What's next?

Print a copy of the recommended screening tests. Take the list with you when you visit your doctor. Talk to your doctor about which screenings you may need. Your doctor may change the list based on your special needs. He or she will explain what is involved in each screening test and answer any questions you may have.

You may not have to go to your doctor's office for some screening tests. You may be able to do some tests at a health fair, your local pharmacy, or even at home.

For more information, see the topics Early Disease Detection and Immunizations.

Source: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (2010). Guide to Clinical Preventive Services, 2010-2011: Recommendations of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. (AHRQ Publication No. 10-05145). Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Also available online: http://www.ahrq.gov/clinic/pocketgd.htm.

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