Make springtime your checkup time - Metro US

Make springtime your checkup time

Whether you are young or old, male or female, spring is a great time for your annual checkup.

For one thing, it helps build a relationship with your physician. The tests that a doctor does at an annual checkup are tried and tested. They help prevent problems from occurring, or catch them early on.

Your doctor can check if your weight, cholesterol and blood pressure are higher than is healthy. He or she can advise you on necessary or optional vaccines, let you know if you are deficient in vitamins and minerals, and screen you for signs of cancer.

If you don’t have a doctor, check with friends, family, coworkers, or people you know through sports and clubs.

Ask your local pharmacist. You can check your provincial College of Physicians and Surgeons.

For a national list, go to http://www.cfpc.ca/Engligh/cfpc/chapters/cps/

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