Staying healthy in your peak earning years

As a baby boomer, you're probably making the best money of your career with little time for your health. But as you get older, your well-being gets more valuable. Money Magazine offers a few tips on how to take care of your aging self.

Regular doctor visits
A health guide for boomers
Regular doctor visits
Just a few years ago the gold standard for an annual checkup was an exhaustive battery of high-tech probing.

Now the pendulum has swung back toward a simpler approach, partly because physicians have found that excessive testing sometimes sets off false alarms, leading to expensive and risky follow-ups.

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, a panel of medical experts that evaluates the costs, risks and benefits of various tests, has rejected many once common exams as unnecessary every year for healthy adults.

Nevertheless, get a checkup once a year or so.

Four rules

Doctor visits

Your colon

Blood sugar

Depression

Weigh in

Heart health

Prostate cancer

Aorta check

Breast cancer

Osteoporosis
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