Summer is here, and you’re ready to be out in the sun, working, playing,
and relaxing. But before you start completing the “honey, do”
list of household projects or hitting the open road for weekend adventures,
why not check off the most important item on your list: your annual wellness exam.
As we age, our health risks naturally increase. Many health issues are
preventable with regular screenings, early detection, and treatment. Sounds
like a no brainer, right? However, research shows that men tend to make
half as many visits to their primary care doctor as women do – if
they have doctor at all.
The country’s leading health organizations* recommend the following
annual screenings for men:
* In your 20’s: diabetes and skin cancer
* In your 30’s & 40’s: cholesterol, diabetes and skin cancer
* In your 50’s & 60’s: colon and prostate cancer
You wouldn’t think twice about regular maintenance on your car or
boat or tractor. So why not do the same for your body? By having an annual
wellness exam, you reduce your risk of these cancers and illnesses through
Let Cortland Regional be your connection to great health. Several providers in our
Internal Medicine practice are now accepting new patients. For more information or to schedule
an appointment, please call (607) 753-1025.
* Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, American Cancer Society,
American Diabetes Association, American Thyroid Association and the US
Department of Health and Human Services.