How To Keep Dad Healthy

    A smiling man lying on a massage tableIt is quite common for men to ignore physical symptoms and health problems — taking a huge gamble with their lives. Research finds that men are 24 percent less likely than women to have visited their doctor.

    In addition, men are about 30 percent more likely than women to be hospitalized for preventable conditions such as congestive heart failure and complications from diabetes.

    Men are so good at taking care of their cars—tell them to think of their bodies in the same way.

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    Remind Him To Go To The Doctor

    Read: Must-Have Tests For Men

    Dads simply cannot ignore the importance of certain tests, and he should be going to the doctor at least once a year for important checks and screenings. Just some of the exams he needs include blood pressure, blood tests for cholesterol, protein, prostate and thyroid function, and a colonoscopy.

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