It's an old chestnut that men won't ask for directions, but when it comes to their health, not seeking outside advice is no joke. In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), men die at higher rates than women from the top 10 causes of death, but women are 100 percent more likely to visit the doctor for annual examinations and preventive services than men.
That's why Men's Health Month – which happens during June, to coincide with Father's Day every year – is so important. It is a reminder to men and the people who love them that their health is their most important asset.
It's also the greatest gift that they can give to their families. And while life offers no guarantees, by using this month to take some simple steps, men can help their chances of enjoying many more Father's Days to come:
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