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Family Practice Center

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3040 N. Susquehanna Trail
P.O. Box 129
Shamokin Dam, PA 17876
Phone: 570-743-1703

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Mens Health

What you should know
While the life-expectancy gap between men and women has decreased, it's no secret that men still need to pay more attention to their bodies. Several things work against men. They tend to smoke and drink more than women. They don't seek medical help as often as women. Some men define themselves by their work, which can add to stress.

There are also health conditions that only affect men, such as prostate cancer and low testosterone. Many of the major health risks that men face – like colon cancer or heart disease - can be prevented and treated with early diagnosis. Screening tests can find diseases early, when they are easier to treat. It's important to have regular checkups and screenings.

Learn the facts
When you get a preventive medical test, you’re not just doing it for yourself. You’re doing it for your family and loved ones:

Men are twice as likely as women to have visited a doctor within the past year and are more likely to have neglected their cholesterol tests.

Men are twice as likely as women to be hospitalized for congestive heart failure.

Men are twice as likely as women to be hospitalized for long-term complications of diabetes and are more than twice as likely than women to have a leg or foot amputated due to complications related to diabetes.

Men are twice as likely as women to be hospitalized for pneumonia that could have been prevented by getting an immunization.

9 tests men shouldn't ignore
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Skin Cancer
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Cholesterol Levels
  • Type 2 Diabetes
  • Eye Health

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