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Men’s Health Month

Updated: Jul 30, 2021

June is National Men’s Health Month. In general, men are less likely to take care of themselves and their health compared to women. A 2019 Cleveland Clinic survey found that 82% of men report trying to stay healthy and live longer for those who rely on them, but only 50% engage in preventative care. Murray County Medical Center strongly believes that men need to take time to focus on their mental and physical well-being at every age.

There are many times in a man’s life where he should be getting routine appointments with his health care provider to ensure he is maintaining good health. Men are not invincible and they should be engaging with their providers on a regular basis:

20s:

-Every Year: a physical exam, blood pressure analysis, blood test & urine analysis, rectal exam, STD testing, self-performed testicular exam

-Every 5 Years: TB skin test

-Every 10 Years: Tetanus Booster

30s:

-Every Year: a physical exam, blood pressure analysis, blood test & urine analysis, rectal exam, STD testing, self-performed testicular exam, electrocardiogram (EKG) for abnormalities

-Every 5 Years: TB skin test

-Every 10 Years: Tetanus Booster

40s:

-Every Year: a physical exam, blood pressure analysis, blood test & urine analysis, rectal exam, STD testing, self-performed testicular exam, electrocardiogram (EKG) for abnormalities, prostate specific antigen (PSA) screening, hemoccult test

-Every 5 Years: TB skin test

-Every 10 Years: Tetanus Booster with physician’s discretion – chest x-ray, testosterone screening

50s:

-Every Year: a physical exam, blood pressure analysis, blood test & urine analysis, rectal exam, STD testing, self-performed testicular exam, electrocardiogram (EKG) for abnormalities, prostate specific antigen (PSA) screening, hemoccult test

-Every 5 Years: TB skin test

-Every 10 Years: Tetanus Booster with physician’s discretion – chest x-ray, testosterone screening, bone density screening

During Men’s Health Month, it is important to emphasize the important of each of these screenings and check-ups. Each and every one is necessary for maintaining good health and being aware of your body. If you, or a man in your life, needs a screening, call Murray County Medical Center at (507) 836-6111.


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