It’s easy to get overwhelmed by the amount of health information out there — you hear one thing on the news, another from your best friend over lunch, and then a third while standing in line at the grocery store.  Yet you know it’s important to take care of yourself — so many depend on you!

The good news is that regular, small steps are all it takes to get well, be well and live well. The smallest step in the right direction helps.

One of those steps is to talk with your family doctor or provider about what tests will help you catch potential problems early, when they’re still very treatable. Your needs change as you age and so do the preventative tests and screenings you may need.

The US Department of Health & Human Services provides an interactive tool on their website to help you find which tests can make a difference for your stage in life at http://womenshealth.gov/nwhw/health-resources/screening-tool/index.cfm — or print out the full list here http://womenshealth.gov/nwhw/activity-planning/materials/screening-chart.pdf

Take the small step.  Make a difference in your health — and your family’s future — today!