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Step 8: Get the medical tests you need. First things first, Dr. Oz says everyone should get an annual checkup, see their dentist every six months and get an eye exam every two years. The rest of your health test schedule depends on your age and gender.

Learn all the tests you need at every age.

Dr. Oz says there is one test all women—particularly if you are over 60—should get. "For women, you want to know your bone density, especially if you have a family history of osteoporosis, if you smoke cigarettes, [drink] alcohol."

For men, the test, Dr. Oz says, is a digital rectal exam. "I'm not talking about 'computer' digital. I'm talking about [fingers]," Dr. Oz says.
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FROM: Best Life Week: Dr. Oz and the Ultimate Health Checklist
Published on June 17, 2009
As a reminder, always consult your doctor for medical advice and treatment before starting any program.

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