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Free health tests

By ninemsn staff
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Air date: Friday, May 24, 2013
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They're the free health tests you didn't know about.

From toddlers to seniors, A Current Affair reveals the medical care that will cost you nothing.

Free tests:

BOWEL SCREEN
For 50, 55, 60, 65 year olds
Detects potential cancer

KIDS HEALTH CHECK
For 3-5 year olds
Diet, exercise, healthy lifestyle
Hearing, eyesight, teeth

TEEN DENTAL PLAN
For 12-17 year olds
Annual checkup
X-rays, clean, fluoride treatment

RISK ASSESSMENT
For 45-49 year olds
One-off check
Cholesterol, blood glucose
Weight, skin

TYPE-2 DIABETES EVALUATION
For 40-49 year olds
Every 3 years
Hereditary risk, weight, diet

SENIOR HEALTH CHECK
For 75 years +
Annual checkup
Hearing, eyesight, mental health, diet

EYE CHECK
For all ages
Every two years

PREGNANCY SUPPORT COUNSELLING
For pregnant women (or new mothers)
3 sessions

PAPSMEAR
For all women under 70

CLAIMING ANY OF THESE FREE TESTS OR CHECKUPS IS EASY, JUST TALK TO YOUR DOCTOR.

Story contacts:
Medicare
Bowel Cancer Australia
Breast cancer foundation

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