Have you noticed that even the slightest mention of the word "doctor" has your man running for the hills?! If so, he is not alone. Please continue reading to learn about three major concerns to be aware of in men's health and how to keep the men you love healthy.
Health Checks for the Man in Your Life
According to a recent study, men are much less likely to have visited the doctor in the past year. And, the price men pay by not getting routine health exams and missing out on potentially lifesaving screening tests can be high. This is why it is often up to the women in their lives to recognize these threats and get them the preventative care they need to stay healthy.
His Heart Health
Heart disease is the leading health threat to men. Being knowledgeable and proactive in matters of the heart can significantly reduce his risk for heart disease. Good nutrition and an active lifestyle play big roles in keeping his heart healthy, but identifying health risks early can lead to better health. Click here for this easy health risk assessment that can save his life!
Men are more likely than women to gain weight around their waist, which puts them at a greater risk for serious health problems than people who accumulate weight in other areas. Regardless of his overall weight, having a large amount of belly fat will increase his risk for heart disease, diabetes, and sleep apnea. The good news is that these chronic illnesses can be prevented with physical activity and proper nutrition. St. Francis HealThy Self has the tools he needs to make a positive change in his life! To learn more about all of our HealThy Self services, including our 12-week physician guided Medical Fitness Program, please click here.
Colonoscopy and Prostate Screening
It is recommend that all men receive both a colonoscopy and prostate screening at the age of 50. And, with prostate cancer being the leading cancer among men, this screening could save his life! To speak with one of our esteemed physicians and/or to schedule an appointment, just click on a logo below to be directed to their website.
Did you know that St. Francis offers the most effective, least invasive prostate surgery performed today? Learn more about robotic prostate surgery at St. Francis.
Don't miss the FREE 5th Annual Prostate Cancer Screening on June 25. For more information on this event, make sure to check out our June calendar of events!
Take Action Today!
Let's celebrate the men in our lives this month by taking action to improve their health! Whether he needs a routine check-up or specialty care, our online physician search makes the process of finding a physician near your home or work easy.
Get to Know the Newest Addition to Bon Secours Medical Group
The Bon Secours Medical Group at St. Francis consists of outstanding physicians and specialists who work together to bring a special level of care to our patients. This ever-growing network of trusted physicians and medical practices are committed to providing compassionate medical care to our community, with kindness and hospitality to make you feel right at home.
We are delighted to welcome Palmetto Greenville Urology to the Bon Secours Medical Group family.
Red, White and Blue Festival
The Red, White and Blue Festival is Greenville's premier 4th of July celebration, showcasing one of the states largest fireworks display sponsored by Bon Secours St. Francis Health System. Don't miss this annual patriotic celebration on Sunday, July 4th from 5pm to 10:30pm in downtown Greenville.