Your Health is Important and
The Value of Taking Care of Yourself

Assembly Member
Crystal D. Peoples
Wants you to know...

Assembly Member Crystal D. Peoples

(18 and over)
  • Cholesterol and Blood Pressure: Have this blood test every five years, starting at age 35. Start at age 20 if you smoke or have diabetes, or if heart disease runs in your family. Also, have your blood pressure checked yearly.

  • Prostate Cancer: Have a prostate-specific antigen (PSA) blood test and/or digital rectal exam yearly starting at age 50, earlier if prostate cancer runs in your family.

  • Colorectal Cancer Test: All men over age 50. Some men may need to start colorectal screening earlier if an immediate family member has had colon cancer. Possible tests include sigmoidoscopy every 5 years or a colonoscopy every 10 years and a test for rectal blood every year.

  • Skin Cancer: Have your skin checked yearly, especially if you have an outdoor job. Men get twice the overall number of skin cancers and three times more squamous cell carcinomas than women do (WebMD®).

  • Diabetes: Have a blood sugar (glucose) test; this is especially important if you have high blood pressure or high cholesterol.

(18 and over)
  • Cholesterol and Blood Pressure: Blood pressure have checked at every physical; every 3 – 5 years check blood sugar and cholesterol

  • Pap Test: Yearly, if sexually active. After you have had three normal yearly Pap smears, ask your health care provider about how often you should have it done.

  • Thyroid: Women 65 years old and above should have their thyroid hormone checked every 1 – 3 years. This is important because of the 33,550 new cases of thyroid cancer that will be diagnosed in the United States in 2007, of them 25,480 will occur in women (American Cancer Society).

  • Breast Exam: Perform a yearly self exam. Once 40 years old arrange to have a yearly mammogram.

  • Colon Cancer: Every 5 – 10 years consider screening for colon cancer and every 10 years consider receiving a colonoscopy.

(Birth - 18 Year)

A regularly scheduled Health Maintenance Evaluation at each of the following ages:

  • 1, 2, 4, 6, 9, 12 and 18 months
  • 2, 3, 5, 7 , 10, 13, 16 and 18 years old

The following immunizations should be given between birth and 18 years old, consult your pediatrician or family physician for the best schedule for your child. Or you can also consult the website for the Center for Disease Control and Prevention for additional information.

  • Hepatitis B , Chicken pox (Varicella), MMR - Measles, Mumps and Rubella, and HIB - combination vaccination for Diphtheria, Pertussis, Tetanus and Hemophilus

Visit a Primary Care Doctor

Elmwood Health Center
2128 Elmwood Ave,
Buffalo, NY 14207
(716) 874-4500

Community Health Center of Buffalo
462 Grider Street
Buffalo, NY 14215
(716) 898-4449

Mercy Health Center
430 S. Park Ave
Buffalo, NY 14204
Phone: (716) 847-6610

Northwest Buffalo Community Center Inc
155 Lawn Ave at Military Rd
Buffalo, New York 14207
(716) 875-2904