Health care prevention tips and screening recommendations

Local physicians offer a variety of preventive health care screenings and exams to men and women of all ages, which can mitigate a patient’s risk for certain health issues, diseases and cancers.


In addition to self-exams, which should be conducted more frequently, a variety of general recommendations are practiced by local physicians and recommended by various health organizations, such as The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


Personal risk factors, such as family history, can influence an individual’s care, and patients should consult a physician for specific medical advice, concerns or questions, according to the CDC. Patients who are at a higher risk than others for certain health conditions may need to be tested more frequently than others, and lower-risk patients may need to be screened less frequently than recommended.


For more information, visit www.cdc.gov.


Prevention tips and screening recommendations

By Hannah Zedaker
Born and raised in Cypress, Texas, Hannah Zedaker graduated from Sam Houston State University in 2016 with a bachelor's degree in mass communication and a minor in political science. She began as an intern with Community Impact Newspaper in 2015 and was hired upon graduation as a reporter for The Woodlands edition in May 2016. In January 2019, she was promoted to serve as the editor of the Spring/Klein edition where she covers Spring ISD and Harris County Commissioners Court, in addition to business, development and transportation news.


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