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5 vital health tests you shouldn't skip

If you find the problem early, it'll more likely be easier to treat: that's why you want to make time for health screenings. Here are five important tests to help keep tabs on your health:

Heart health checks: High blood pressure and cholesterol are major risk factors for heart disease, the No. 1 killer in the USA. Get your blood pressure checked at least every two years and more frequently if it's elevated. For cholesterol, people age 20 or older should have their blood tested once every five years and more often if your numbers are high.

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