Men's Health Month is Here!

Calling all men out there, did you did you know June is your month? Yes, you read that right! The entire month is devoted to you since June is National Men’s Health Month!

If you haven’t before, now is the time for you to start thinking about your health, both in the short and long-term. To do that, the best approach—just like in golf when you’re trying to lay a chip shot just perfect on the green—you need to have a strategy. And, that strategy should involve the following:

  • Pick a primary care provider – When you choose a primary care provider, you lay the groundwork for establishing a long-lasting health care relationship, which can lead to a healthier tomorrow.
  • Schedule regular yearly check-ups – It’s important to visit your primary care provider every year for an annual physical. During annual physicals, tests can be for preventable health problems along with early detection and treatment of some diseases.
  • Skip the wait-and-see approach – If you’re experiencing any sort of problem, big or small, avoid waiting to see your primary healthcare provider. Waiting for a health problem to go away is never the right call.
  • Be open and honest – When you meet with your primary healthcare provider, it’s important for him or her to know all the facts. So, if you are experiencing something, don’t be afraid to share every detail with them to make sure you’re getting the best possible care.

The above strategy provides you with a good starting point for taking care of yourself, now–and after–National Men’s Health Month. So, what are you waiting for? Make an appointment with a primary care provider at Howard Memorial Hospital today to get on track for living a healthier, longer life.

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