Health Maintenance Guidelines
Ages 40 to 49
Wellness CheckCheck blood pressure, screen for healthy weight and assess overall health.
Screening TestsHIV/AIDS: Check between ages 15 and 65.
ImmunizationsInfluenza (Flu): Yearly flu vaccine.
MMR (Measles, Mumps and Rubella): Adults ages 19 to 59 should have recorded in their chart at least one dose of the vaccine.
Tdap/Td (Tetanus, Diphtheria and Pertussis/Tetanus and Diphtheria): Adults younger than age 65 should receive a tetanus vaccine (Tdap or Td) every 10 years.
Men’s HealthCholesterol: Check every five years starting at age 35.
Women’s HealthCervical Cancer: Pap test with HPV screening every five years for all women ages 30 to 65.
Pregnancy: All females who are pregnant or able to get pregnant should take a daily vitamin or supplement containing 0.4 to 0.8 mg of folic acid. Talk to your doctor about additional steps for a healthy pregnancy.
Breast Cancer Screening: Mammography is optional every other year. Talk to your doctor about your options for breast cancer screening. It’s your decision whether to start screening before the age of 50.
How to calculate your BMI:
> Underweight: Below 18.5
> Normal: 18.6 - 24.9
> Overweight: 25.0 - 29.9
> Obesity: 30.0 and Above
BMI = (Weight (pounds) divided by Height (inches)2) x 703
Weight Management Information & Calculator (MyLifeStages.org, opens to new window)