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Men's Health Screenings: Make Your Super Power a Healthy Future

June is recognized annually as Men's Health Month, but taking charge of your future and focusing on your health is important every day of the year.

Find your super power. Men's Health Month

When it comes to taking care of our health, preventive measures are key. Regular check-ups and screenings play a vital role in catching potential health issues early on, allowing for timely interventions and better health outcomes. As men, prioritizing your health through routine screenings can significantly impact your well-being. Here's a comprehensive guide on some men's health screenings to stay on top of your health game and be a hero to those who care about you.


1. Annual Check-ups: The Foundation of Men's Health


Regular visits to your primary care provider are essential for monitoring your overall health. Annual check-ups help track important health metrics, discuss any concerns you may have, and establish a proactive approach to your well-being. Don't wait for symptoms to arise; schedule that check-up today and take charge of your health journey.

Contact one of our Rural Health Clinics to schedule your appointment. Currently accepting new patients.


2. Colonoscopies: Detecting Colorectal Cancer Early


For men aged 45 or earlier if at risk, colonoscopies are crucial for detecting colorectal cancer. This exam allows healthcare providers to inspect the colon for any abnormalities or precancerous growths. By undergoing this screening, you can catch potential issues early and increase the chances of successful treatment. Don't delay—talk to your doctor about scheduling a colonoscopy. Learn more about this procedure on our website.


3. PSA Screenings: Monitoring Prostate Health


Men aged 50 and above should consider PSA screenings as part of their preventive care routine. Prostate-specific antigen (PSA) tests measure the levels of a protein produced by the prostate gland. Abnormal results may indicate prostate cancer, prompting further evaluation. This simple blood test can provide valuable insights into your prostate health and aid in early cancer detection. Talk to your doctor to see if you should be screened.


4. Lung Screening for Smokers: Protecting Respiratory Health


If you are a man between 50-77 years old with a smoking history of "20 pack-years" (equivalent to one pack a day for 20 years) or are a current smoker who quit within the last 15 years, lung screenings are recommended. These screenings aim to detect early signs of lung cancer in high-risk individuals. Prioritize your respiratory health by discussing lung screenings with your healthcare provider. Learn more about Memorial Hospital's Lung Screening Program on our website.

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Be their HERO - Get Screened


Taking care of your health is a journey that starts with proactive steps towards preventive care. By prioritizing men's health screenings and annual check-ups, you invest in your well-being and lay the foundation for a healthier future. Remember, early detection is often the key to successful treatment outcomes. Don't overlook the importance of routine screenings—your health is worth it.


Stay proactive, stay informed, and empower yourself to lead a healthier life through regular men's health screenings. Your future self will thank you for making your health a priority.

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