February 9th, 2010

Men need to create health testing plans

By Kelley Luckstein

Research indicates that men tend to seek help less often than women, and this includes the underuse of medical and mental health services. Harris Interactive conducted an online survey for the American Academy of Family Physicians and found that 85 percent of men will seek medical attention when they're sick but will first wait several days to see if they get better on their own. Many will skip preventive care…

 

The Mayo Clinic has a tool to help you create a customized health screening plan based on age and weight. Go to www.mayoclinic.com and type "health screening guidelines" in the search area.

 

The Detroit News, by Lynda Shrager, 2/5/2010

Tags: health screening, Mayoclinic.com, men's health

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