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Test Your Savvy on … Men’s Health

Determine if the following statements are true or false. The correct answers appear below.

1.  Men tend to lead less healthy lifestyles than women.

2. Men visit the doctor more than women.

3. Getting regular checkups and screenings can help men protect their health.

4. Men, it’s OK to wait five years between checkups with your provider.

Answers

1. True. They’re more apt to smoke and drink alcohol and more likely to be overweight.

2. False. Men visit the doctor less frequently than women. According to a large national survey conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, many men don’t even have a regular health care provider.

3. True. When health problems are found early, there’s a better chance of successful treatment.

4. False. You should see your provider once a year for a checkup. If it’s been more than a year since your last checkup, call your provider.

 

Online Medical Reviewer: Godsey, Cynthia, MSN, APRN, MSHE, FNP-BC
Online Medical Reviewer: Kenneth Turley, Raymond, BSN, MSN, RN
Date Last Reviewed: 2/1/2019
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