Doctors recommend that all men age 28

Doctors recommend that all men age 28:

Talk with a Doctor about Your Alcohol Use
– If you are concerned about your drinking, ask your doctor about screening and counseling. (USPSTF)

Get Shots to Protect Your Health
– Get important adult shots (vaccinations). (ACIP)

Get Your Blood Pressure Checked
– Get your blood pressure checked regularly – at least every 5 years. If you are African American or you are overweight or obese, get it checked once a year. (USPSTF)

Get the Seasonal Flu Vaccine
– Get the flu vaccine every year to protect yourself and others from the flu. (ACIP)

Get Help to Quit Smoking
– If you smoke, ask your doctor about services to help you quit. (USPSTF)

Talk with Your Doctor about Depression
– Talk with your doctor about how you are feeling if you have been sad, down, or hopeless. (USPSTF)

Watch Your Weight
– If you are overweight, ask your doctor about screening and counseling for obesity. (USPSTF)

Get Tested for HIV
– Get tested for HIV at least once. You may need to get tested more often depending on your risk. (USPSTF)

Based on family history and other risk factors, doctors recommend that some men age 28:

Get Tested for Hepatitis C
– If you have risk factors for hepatitis C (like any injection drug use or if you had a blood transfusion before 1992), talk to your doctor about getting tested. (USPSTF)

Get Help with Healthy Eating
– If your doctor has told you that you are at risk for heart disease or diabetes, ask about dietary counseling. (USPSTF)

Ask Your Doctor about Preventing STDs
– If you are sexually active, ask your doctor about prevention counseling for sexually transmitted diseases like chlamydia and gonorrhea. (USPSTF)

Get Tested for Hepatitis B
– If you have risk factors for hepatitis B (like any injection drug use or if you were born in a country where hepatitis B is common), talk to your doctor about getting tested. (USPSTF)

Get Tested for Syphilis
– If you have HIV or another risk factor for syphilis (like having sex with other men), ask your doctor about testing and prevention counseling. (USPSTF)

Get Tested for Latent Tuberculosis Infection (LTBI)
– If you are at risk for LTBI – for example, if you have lived in a country where TB is common – ask your doctor about testing. (USPSTF)

About These Results

The myhealthfinder recommendations come from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF), the CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), and the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) as advised by organizations including the American Academy of Pediatrics (through the Bright Futures cooperative agreement) and the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (formerly the Institute of Medicine). The Affordable Care Act requires most insurance plans to cover these preventive services at no cost to you.

The myhealthfinder tool is maintained by the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP) in collaboration with the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).

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