Aetna Better Health provides services to help you live a happy, healthy life, while being aware of the preventive measures you should be taking.
At any age, talk to your PCP if you have risk factors or symptoms. You may need to be tested earlier than the recommended age for some conditions. And remember, there are still immunizations that you need to receive:
• Tetanus-Diphtheria (Td) or Tetanus, Diphtheria and Pertussis (Tdap) vaccine is needed every 10 years.
• Influenza vaccine (flu shot) should be received regularly starting at 50; prior to 50 discuss with your PCP.
Regular checkups are important to be healthy. Being active and eating well is also important. Read these tips on how nutrition and exercise help control your blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol. Remember to eat nutritious foods, be active, maintain a healthy weight, not smoke and drink alcohol in moderation (if at all).