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As you enter a new phase of your life, you can focus your attention what matters most to you. Whether its travel, time with family or a new career or hobby, we’ll be your partners in health to keep you active, fit and thriving.
Our gynecologists and urogynecologists will help you through the challenges of menopause and aging while keeping you feeling young at heart.
Both are experts in women's care, but urogynecologists combine their knowledge of urology with gynecology to practice their subspecialty.
Urogynecologists can help with:
- Bladder and bowel issues
- Pelvic pain, pelvic prolapse
- Urinary tract infections
Breast health and mammography
Legacy Cancer Institute recommends annual screening mammograms for all women starting at age 40. Why? Because one in eight women will get breast cancer, but nearly all survive if it's caught early. Our Legacy Breast Centers offer the most advanced technology, including 3-D mammography.
There are a number of immunizations to keep up with as you age.
Influenza: Everyone, 6 months and older, is recommended for an annual flu vaccination, with rare exceptions.
Measles, mumps, rubella: Women of child-bearing age and people born after 1956, if you've never been immunized or had the disease
Pneumonia: At least once in your life, at 65 or earlier if indicated
Shingles: Adults 50 and older who have had chicken pox or the vaccine in the past
Tetanus, diptheria, pertussis (Tdap): For adults every 10 years
Osteoporosis is a disease that causes your bones to become thin and weak. Fortunately, osteoporosis can now be diagnosed before fractures occur, and fractures can be prevented by starting treatment early. We offer bone density testing, fitness classes and physical therapy.
Pelvic floor disorders (PFDs) happen when the muscles and connective tissues of the pelvic area are injured or weak.
Getting regular primary care is one of the best ways to make sure you are on top of your screenings and immunizations.
Screening for older adults
Staying on top of your recommended screening will help you stay well later in life.
Bone density test: Every five years beginning at age 50 for prevention of osteoporosis. Learn more.
Colorectal cancer screening: Screening for colorectal cancer should begin at age 50. African-Americans or those with a family history should begin screening at age 45. A colonoscopy can actually prevent cancer. Learn more.
Fasting blood glucose: Every three years for adults over age 45 for diabetes prevention
Glaucoma: To prevent blindness, African-Americans should be screened after 40, because the incidence of glaucoma in this population is much higher. Other adults should be screened age 65 and older, or yearly if you are severely near-sighted, diabetic or have a family history of glaucoma.
Mammogram: Every year beginning at age 40.
Our specialists can help with incontinence and other issues that may arise as you age or after childbirth.
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