Getting preventive care is one of the most important steps you can take to manage your health. That’s because when a condition is diagnosed early, it is usually easier to treat. And regular checkups can help you and your doctor identify lifestyle changes you can make to avoid certain conditions.
In addition to a full check-up, men and women in their 60s should get a bone mineral test at least once at age 65. A pneumococcal and herpes zoster (one time only) vaccine is also recommended.