(HealthDay News) -- Regular visits with your doctor should be
more than a formality. They're your chance to take charge of your
medical care by finding out what preventive services you need and
when you need them, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and
Before your next check-up, here's what the CDC says you should
do to prepare:
- Study your family health history.
- Ask about any vaccinations or screenings you may need.
- Discuss with your doctor any changes in your mental or physical
- Talk about significant lifestyle changes or medical procedures
you are considering.
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