The need for regular health checks is more important in your older years. Height, weight, and blood pressure should be monitored, and the need to update immunisation should be reviewed. Flu vaccine is currently offered to all people aged over 65 years. Vision and hearing should also be tested in the elderly.
A National Bowel Cancer Screening Programme is in the process of being implemented for men and women. For women, the National Screening programmes for Cervical and Breast Cancer are currently in place.
Cancer Council Australia
National Health and Medical Research Council
National Heart Foundation
NSW Health, Centre for Genetics Education: Haemochromatosis
Healthdirect Australia: Osteoporosis
If you’re unlucky enough to find yourself with chest pains in the Emergency Department,
one of the first tests you’ll have is the troponin blood test.
Click on this video to find out how it can show if you’ve had a heart attack.