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Important Health Screenings for Women - B-Knowledgeable, B-Healthy, B-Well
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09/09/2014
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Developing and maintaining a good relationship with your primary care doctor or OB/GYN is important. “The best way to stay out of the doctor’s office for sick visits is to take care of yourself and make sure you’re keeping up with your annual wellness exams!” says Chandra Hollier, MD, with Union Obstetrics & Gynecology-Waxhaw, part of Carolinas HealthCare System.

Dr. Hollier suggests you ask your doctor about these important screenings at your next well woman exam.

Blood Pressure

High blood pressure has no symptoms, so it can’t be detected without being measured, and it greatly increases your risk of heart disease and stroke.

Blood Cholesterol Test

Get your cholesterol and triglyceride levels checked once every two years after you turn 45. Higher levels may mean an increased risk of several health problems, including heart disease.

Bone Density Test

A bone density test for women over 65, and women in their 50s who’ve experienced a recent bone break, helps determine the health of your bones.

Be Well With Us

The primary care doctors at Carolinas HealthCare System can help you get (and stay) on the path to wellness.

Call 844-881-2180 or complete an online request form to find a doctor near you.

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