There are four numbers that your primary care physician generally checks: blood pressure, blood sugar, cholesterol, and BMI/weight. Why? These numbers offer a glimpse into your current health and tell a crucial story about your overall well-being.
These numbers determine your risk for various diseases and conditions, including diabetes, stroke, and cardiovascular ailments. It's important to monitor these numbers to maintain a healthy lifestyle and prevent future diseases.
Take Charge of your Health
Schedule a Mini-Health Screening
This 20-minute general screening is available to benefits-eligible employees at no cost once per calendar year. The screening includes:
- A fasting blood test.
- A hemoglobin A1C test.
- Height, weight, and waist circumference measurements.
- Blood pressure measurement.
- Osteoporosis and bone density screening.
- Prostate-Specific Antigen, or PSA, screening.
You'll receive your results within 10 days of your appointment and are kept completely confidential.
Get Regular Health Check-Ins
Knowing your numbers is one of the best ways to evaluate your health by identifying your risk and providing motivation for managing your health.
Use these regular check-ins to monitor your health so you can keep on your path to your best health. These free 10-minute health checks include:
- Body composition analysis
- Waist circumference measurement
- Blood pressure check
- Brief discussion with a trained health professional
Increase Your Knowledge
The Know Your Health Numbers webinars are an opportunity to learn about lifestyle behaviors that can reduce the risk of long-term disease. This series might be right for you if you want to avoid the difficulties of heart disease, diabetes, and high blood pressure or maintain a healthy weight. Focusing on changing behaviors is important if other family members have any of the preventable diseases.
The Know Your Health Numbers workshops series:
- Prevent Heart Disease
- Prevent Diabetes
- Prevent High Blood Pressure
- Maintaining a Healthy Weight
Additional Options & Screenings
Breast Cancer Screening
Benefits-eligible University of Arizona employees and spouses covered by their medical insurance can receive a quick, confidential breast cancer screening each year through the Mobile On-site Mammography service. This session includes a full-field, 3D digital mammogram with computer-aided detection.
Prostate Cancer Screening
Benefits-eligible University of Arizona employees and spouses covered by their medical insurance can receive a confidential prostate cancer screening free of charge. The screening includes a prostate-specific antigen blood draw, digital rectal exam, and testicular exam followed by a board-certified urologist consultation.