I am going to be honest with my readers. My husband rarely visits the doctor unless it's an emergency. Whether it's his back, ankle or something else, I have to force him to be seen--which is totally opposite than myself.
Did you know that during a research study that was recently completed that men are 31 percent less likely to visit their doctor than a woman? This number does not surprise me, but I want to help spread the word for Men's Health Week June 14-20 to get more men in to see their doctor.
What are ways that you, as a reader, can help? Consider doing any or all of the following:
-Send the father in your life a Father's Day card from http://www.dadtothedoc.org
-Ask him to take this health quiz: http://www.dadtothedoc.org
-Visit ahrq.gov/healthymen to see what ages are recommended for a variety of health tests and screenings, health care quiz, tips for talking with his doctor, glossary of consumer health terms, and great links to many online resources.
Keep your eyes open for a new PSA that is geared towards men and taking care of their health!