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Men’s Health Awareness Month

Most women are all too familiar with the constant battle of getting a stubborn husband, father or brother to go to the doctor and stay on top of their health. To change this trend, Congress recognizes June as Men’s Health Month. With Father’s Day just around the corner, it’s a great reminder for all of our women listeners to help keep the important men in our lives healthy.

We all know that men tend to be more reluctant to go to the doctor. In fact, The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that women are 100 percent more likely to visit the doctor for an annual physical than men. This is critical because, simply visiting the doctor annually and taking some preventive health measures can seriously reduce the risk of developing health conditions like heart disease, stroke and certain cancers.

Ladies, take note and share these simple precautions with the men in your life so they can feel well and live longer!

·         Schedule an annual physical with your primary care doctor

·         Ask your doctor about regular health screenings you should be having like prostate cancer screening or colonoscopies

Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of men in the U.S. Encourage your male family members to reduce their risk of heart disease and stroke by:

·         Monitoring your blood pressure and cholesterol,

·         Maintaining a healthy weight,

·         Exercising regularly, and

·         Eating a heart-healthy diet

For Men’s Health Awareness Month we challenge you ladies to ask an important man in your life to take Adventist HelthCare’s fast, FREE online heart health risk assessment to learn their risk for heart disease and how to keep heart disease at bay. Visitwww.TrustedHeartCare.com

Find more tips from Nurse Rose here: www.AdventistHealthCare.com/NurseRose.