People are living longer thanks to the many advances in technology and medicine. Along with this comes the importance of aging in good health. Regular exercise, good nutrition and avoiding bad habits are part of this, but also getting regular health checks. From blood tests and thyroid function tests to the dreaded colonoscopy, staying healthy through frequent and varied checkups has become a must.

However, one of the best approaches to disease prevention is early detection. How can you detect an illness early? The process is different from person to person based on gender, age, and various other factors, but there are some standard tests. Here are some important age-appropriate screenings and recommended time frames.

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