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Men's Health

Although men of all ages should have routine checkups with their physicians, it is very rare for men to begin seeking routine care until they are in their 40s. While there may be many individual reasons for this, men are generally reluctant to see physicians routinely because of the following:

  • Lack of trust
  • Lack of time
  • Embarrassed to talk about health issues
  • Discomfort in discussing their own health
  • Fear
  • Feel fine even though one may have underlying issues such as high cholesterol, high blood pressure and elevated blood sugars
     
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Understanding Men's Health

  • HPV Can Cause Head and Neck Cancer - What You Should Know
  • Men's Health
  • Men's Health (Centers for Disease Control)
  • Men's Health from A to Z (National Institutes of Health)
  • Real Men, Real Issues: What African American Men Need to Know
  • Test Your Knowledge about Men's Health - Quiz (Centers for Disease Control)
  • Chronic Diseases in Men
  • Gay and Bisexual Men's Health (Centers for Disease Control)

  • Commonly Asked Questions


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  • How Healthy Are You?
  • As an African-American Man, Are There Special Health Concerns I Need to be Aware of?
  • Questions and Answers about Men and Depression (National Institute of Mental Health)
  • Questions and Answers About Physical Activity and Healthy Eating for Men (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases)
  • What Do Men Need to Know about Bladder Control? (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases)
  • What is a Man's Cancer Risk? (Centers for Disease Control)
  • What is Your Your 10-year Risk of Having a Heart Attack? - Quiz (National Cholesterol Education Program)
  • What Screening Tests to Men Need and When?
  • What Should Men Know about Low Testosterone? (The Hormone Foundation)

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    Last Updated: Mar 07, 2014