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Men afraid of what they will hear from doctors

Ignoring it or just rubbing some dirt on it is not going to cut it when it comes to your health. A 2019 Cleveland Clinic study showed that only 50 percent of men consider annual check-ups part of taking care of themselves and 20 percent admitted to not telling their doctor everything. Embarrassment (46 percent), not wanting to change their lifestyle (36 percent), and not being ready to confirm the worse (37 percent) were among the reason why men tend to avoid the doctor if they can. Dr. Andrzej Kurek from Door County Medical Center says that can cause small, treatable issues to become big problems down the road.

Kurek says Door County Medical Center is working on a series of tools that people can use to help break some of their bad habits that could lead to health issues down the road. June is recognized as National Men’s Health Awareness Month. 

 

Screenshot courtesy of Door County Medical Center

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