At any stage of life, all men should make an effort to be healthy. Sometimes, an annual physical exam may be all you need, but those with family histories of diseases or cancer may begin screenings at a younger age.

With regular visits to a primary health care provider, men are able to monitor overall health, and be aware of significant numbers such as cholesterol levels and prostate health.

Get additional information and find out when men should be screened for things such as colorectal cancer and heart disease from sharecare.com.