A thorough review of the US Preventative Services Task Force and The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners ‘Guidelines for preventative activities in general practice’ is now complete. The recommendations that are evidence based have been used to provide the database behind the free ‘age and sex’ based results and the more comprehensive health guidelines. Where there has been a variation between the recommendations I have reviewed the referenced literature and determined the more conservative recommendation in most cases as the one to roll with. The results are a guide for you to talk over with your health professional. They can only be general in nature as they are a result of population studies. Applying them to an individual requires knowing your complete medical history and we hope that you find them a useful start to good preventative health.