Keeping track of some crucial numbers can go a long way in keeping you healthy. Here are five numbers that can guide you toward good health.
Keep in mind that your goals may be different based on your personal risk factors. Ask your doctor to help you set goals that are tailored to you. In addition to watching these key numbers, check with your doctor about preventive screenings for colorectal cancer, breast cancer, and cervical cancer.
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