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The need for regular health checks is more important in your older years. Height, weight, and blood pressure should be monitored, and the need to update immunisation should be reviewed. Flu vaccine is currently offered to all people aged over 65 years. Vision and hearing should also be tested in the elderly.

A National Bowel Cancer Screening Programme is being implemented for men and women. For women, the National Screening programmes for Cervical and Breast Cancer are currently in place.

Related links

Healthdirect Australia
Cancer Council Australia
National Health and Medical Research Council
National Heart Foundation
NSW Health, Centre for Genetics Education: Haemochromatosis
Healthdirect Australia: Osteoporosis

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