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Spreading the word about Men's Health Month

Amy Adamle
Created: June 25, 2020 10:52 AM

June is Men's Health Month and experts want to remind guys to keep up healthy habits, especially during the pandemic.  

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Men and women deal with different medical problems and that's why it's important to be aware.  Dr. Robert Kantor with UnitedHealthcare said men deal with more obesity issues, they tend to avoid doctors, and they have shorter life spans. 

He recommends staying on top of your appointments and don't skip check-ups even during the COVID-19 crisis.

"Well where men have skipped visits, they're doing it even more now because they're trying to avoid going anywhere and having exposure and limiting face to face encounter, and they're putting out off things that shouldn't be put off," Dr. Kantor said.  "Things that need to be done regularly getting that annual visit."

He said it's important for to keep up with both your mental and physical health.  

It's as easy as using telehealth.  Dr. Kantor also said just 56% of men are wearing masks compared to 67% of women, so it's important to keep that in mind to stop the spread of COVID-19. 

For more information about Men's Health Month, go to uhc.com.

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