We are especially attuned to the differing healthcare needs facing today’s men and women. With a wide array of healthcare options, we can keep Alaska’s men and women healthy and feeling their best.

 

women-health

Regular exams should be a part of staying healthy. We have listed a few areas where we regularly help women to live their healthiest lives.

BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENING

DIET/WEIGHT LOSS PROGRAMS

HORMONE REPLACEMENT THERAPIES

CHOLESTEROL SCREENING

DIABETES SCREENING

IMMUNIZATIONS

  • You should get a flu shot every year.
  • After age 19, you should have one tetanus-diphtheria and acellular pertussis (TdAP) vaccine as one of your tetanus-diphtheria vaccines. You should have a tetanus-diphtheria booster every 10 years.

PELVIC EXAM AND PAP SMEAR

SKIN EXAM

COLON CANCER SCREENING

If you are under age 50, you should be screened if you have a strong family history of colon cancer or polyps. Screening may also be considered if you have risk factors such as a history of

OSTEOPOROSIS SCREENING

  • All women over age 50 with fractures should have a bone density test (DEXA scan).
  • If you are under age 65 and have risk factors for osteoporosis, you should be screened.

menshealthKeeping men healthy is important to us. We offer a variety of services that address the specific and unique needs of men. Below are some basic screening guidelines for men ages 40 to 64.

WEIGHT MANAGEMENT

HORMONAL IMBALANCES

BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENING

CHOLESTEROL SCREENING AND HEART DISEASE PREVENTION

DIABETES SCREENING

COLON CANCER SCREENING

If you are under age 50, you should be screened if you have a strong family history of colon cancer or polyps.

IMMUNIZATIONS

  • You should get a flu shot every year.
  • You should have a tetanus-diphtheria booster vaccination every 10 years. If you have not received a tetanus-diphtheria and acellular pertussis (Tdap) vaccine as one of your tetanus-diphtheria vaccines, you should have it once.
  • After age 60 you may consider a shingles vaccination.

OSTEOPOROSIS SCREENING

  • Risk factors can include long-term steroid use, low body weight, smoking, heavy alcohol use, having a fracture after age 50, or a family history of osteoporosis.

PROSTATE CANCER SCREENING

  • Most men age 50 or older should discuss screening for prostate cancer with their provider. African American men and those with a family history of prostate cancer in a first degree relative younger than age 65 should discuss screening at age 45.

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