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You said you want personalized information for a woman age 70. Here are important ways to stay healthy.

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Doctors recommend that all women age 70:

Based on family history and other risk factors, doctors recommend that some women age 70:

Get Tested for Syphilis

If you are at risk for syphilis (for example, if you are HIV-positive), ask your doctor about testing and prevention counseling. (USPSTF)

Get Tested for Hepatitis B

If you have risk factors for hepatitis B (like any injection drug use or if you were born in a country where hepatitis B is common), talk to your doctor about getting tested. (USPSTF)

Get Tested for HIV

Get tested for HIV if you’ve had unprotected sex, if you have another sexually transmitted disease, or if you’ve used drugs with needles. (USPSTF)

Get Screened for Lung Cancer

Ask the doctor about screening for lung cancer if you have a history of heavy smoking and you smoke now or have quit within the past 15 years. An example of heavy smoking is smoking 1 pack of cigarettes a day for 30 years — or 2 packs a day for 15 years. (USPSTF)

Get Tested for Type 2 Diabetes

If you are overweight or have other risk factors for type 2 diabetes (like a family history of diabetes), ask your doctor to test you for diabetes. (USPSTF)

About These Results

The MyHealthfinder recommendations come from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF), the CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), and the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) as advised by organizations including the American Academy of Pediatrics (through the Bright Futures cooperative agreement) and the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (formerly the Institute of Medicine). The Affordable Care Act requires most insurance plans to cover these preventive services at no cost to you.

The MyHealthfinder tool is maintained by the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP) in collaboration with the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).