Annual physicals or check-ups are important at all times of your life. But as we age, our bodies change and it’s important to play an active role in your health. Women in their 20’s usually start seeing an OB-GYN or primary care physician for well woman exams, so it’s important to bring up annual blood work and screenings.Woman with doctor As people approach their 30s and 40s, there are screenings for breast cancer, colorectal cancer that shouldn’t be ignored. After 50, age-related health issues that people should talk to their primary care physician about include urinary incontinence, managing physical activity, fall risks, chronic pain management and balancing mental health.

Greater Newport Physicians and MemorialCare Medical Group are committed to helping you achieve optimal health at every stage of life. Make sure you talk to your doctor about any symptoms you are experiencing – it’s more important than ever to not skip your annual appointment.

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