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ARTICLE Men's Health - Age 50 and Older

50s+: Your health checklist

Take steps to improve your health with our top-five recommended health to-dos.


Eat a healthy diet

Make sure you're getting the vitamins and minerals you need for strong bones, a healthy heart, low cholesterol and good blood pressure.

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Cope with stress and grief

Taking care of aging loved ones can be stressful. And saying goodbye is even harder. Take time to care for yourself during these difficult times.

Quit smoking

Get help quitting and reduce your risk of just about every health condition.

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Get screenings and immunizations

Is it time to schedule a prostate screening? Are your immunizations up to date? Use UnitedHealthcare's online tool to get recommended immunization and screening schedules. Seeing your doctor for routine preventive care can help identify health problems before you know something's wrong, which is often when treatment could make the most difference. Your physician will consider your personal risk factors, such as your age, family medical history, general health and lifestyle, then make recommendations for the preventive health screenings that are appropriate for you. Talk to your doctor about your specific health questions and concerns, and use these guidelines, along with the advice of your doctor, to maintain or improve your health.