Health Matters

Men’s Health: Make It A Priority

Guest: Dr. Brian Reed


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Every June, we celebrate Father's Day and it is also Men's Health month. So, Dr. Brian Reed, chair of clinical sciences at the University of Houston College of Medicine say let's focus on the health of our fathers and sons.

“Like women and children, men are also in need of routine medical care and immunizations like tetanus and pertussis. The leading causes of death among men are heart disease, cancer and accidents. In many cases, these are preventable.”

“The CDC estimates that over 50% of men over the age of 20 have high blood pressure and over 40% are obese. With some self-care, healthier diets, and more exercise, men can improve their heart health.”

“Like women, men need to have age-appropriate screening for cancer. Men should routinely discuss when and if they should be screened for colon cancer prostate cancer and testicular cancer.”

“This June, let's take even better care of the men in our lives.”

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