68. Know thyself. Know your numbers (cholesterol, blood sugar, blood pressure, PSA, BMI) as well as when you need self-breast exams or testicular exams.

69. Know where you're from. Ask your relatives about family health problems. Not everything is hereditary, but knowing what to look for helps.

70. Communicate with your doctor. Make sure your physician is hearing what you're saying and you understand what you're being told.

71. Ask questions. If the aforementioned communication is not happening, ask questions until it is.

72. Be prepared. It's important to plan for "what if's." Most people think about life insurance and retirement. What is often forgotten is living wills and power of attorneys-health. Also, don't forget long-term care insurance.