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About Men's Health

Why is men's health different?

Compared to women, men are more likely to

  • Smoke and drink
  • Make unhealthy or risky choices
  • Put off regular checkups and medical care

Plus, there are health conditions that only affect men, such as prostate cancer and low testosterone. Many of the the major health risks men face, such as heart disease or colon cancer can be prevented or treated if an early diagnosis is made. (from http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/menshealth.html)

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