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Screenings for Men

 Recommended Men's Health Screenings

Holy Family Memorial values your health
and recommends that adult men
obtain the following screening exams
to maintain optimum health
and detect potential diseases
as early as possible.

Healthy Life Screens
Screens that could save your life!

Health maintenance examination
Every three years
Dental examination Annually
Digital rectal exam for prostate Every two years after age 40
Prostate Screening Assay
(PSA lab test)
Minimum recommended screening every two years after age 50
Abdominal Aortic Ultrasound At age 65 and with any history of smoking
Colonoscopy At age 50 if there is no history of colon cancer, or at age 40 if there is a history of colon cancer in the family
Fecal occult blood testing Annually if a colonoscopy is refused
Blood pressure Annually, and more frequent with known high blood pressure
Cholesterol (lipid) testing At age 35 and repeated every five years if normal

Health Screenings at Holy Family Memorial
We provides a number of free or low cost screenings, as listed below.

Blood Pressure Screening
Emergency Room - first come first serve

Vascular Screenings

  • Carotid artery $35
  • Abdominal aortic aneurysm $35
  • Peripheral arterial disease $35

Carotid Artery - Stroke is the third leading killer in the U.S.A., and second among women. Each year, 700,000 Americans have a stroke, with one-third to one-half caused by carotid artery blockage. To conduct the test, a gel is applied to your neck. A probe pressed on your neck evaluates the carotid arteries for the build up of plaque in the artery which may cause a blockage or stroke.

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm - Abdominal aortic aneurysms occur in one of 20 older men, remain asymptomatic for years, and, if left untreated, cause death from rupture in about one-third of patients who have this aneurysm. To conduct the test, a gel is applied to your abdomen. A probe pressed on your abdomen evaluates the aorta for an aneurysm which may lead to a ruptured aorta.

Peripheral Arterial Disease - About 12 million Americans suffer from PAD, often referred to as hardening of the arteries. Blockages of the blood vessels in the legs can be caused by the buildup of fatty plaque and is a strong predictor of heart disease. Peripheral Arterial Disease may show up in leg arteries before there are any signs or symptoms. Many people experience pain or cramping while walking that is relieved by rest, but are unaware that it is due to Peripheral Arterial Disease. To conduct the tests, blood pressure cuffs are placed on both arms and both ankles. Using a doppler probe very accurate blood pressures are taken on both arms and blood pressures are taken of two arteries within each ankle which provide information to determine the presence of PAD.

Cardiac Screening (Calcium scoring)
Calcium scoring (with written report)
Heart scans measure the amount of calcium in the wall of an artery and yield a calcium score. A high score correlates with a higher risk of future cardiac events. Anyone who has a family history of heart disease, hypertension, diabetes, high cholesterol or weight issues should consider having their calcium scored. This test is recommended as a risk assessment technique for those between the ages of 35 - 75.

Cholesterol & Blood Sugar Screenings - Cholesterol and blood sugar screenings involve a simple blood test. High cholesterol does not have any symptoms, yet it kills 500,000 Americans each year. It is a major risk factor for coronary heart disease and stroke. A complete lipid panel includes HDL, LDL, and triglycerides. Fasting blood sugar measures blood glucose after you have not eaten for at least 12 hours. View Screening details

Sleep Apnea Screening - This screening can assist you in deciding if you could benefit from a full sleep study to determine if you have Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). Cost of the screening is $25.00. 

To register for any of these screenings, call Central Scheduling at 320-6777.