For mothers, and the mothers in their lives, routine medical checkups are important. The National Women's Health Information Center, part of the federal Department of Health & Human Services' Office on Women's Health, recommends the following screenings:
Beginning at age 18:
Beginning at age 20:
Beginning at age 40:
Beginning at age 45:
Beginning at age 50:
Beginning at age 65
For more information on women's health and health screenings, visit the National Women's Health Information Center online at www.4woman.gov.
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