Understanding the Importance of Men's Health Month; Get Checked!

June 1, 2024

Men's Health Month - Addressing Health Concerns and Unintentional Injuries in New Bedford

Men's Health Month serves as a crucial reminder of the specific health challenges that men confront, which can be effectively mitigated through regular checkups. However, it's evident that men are less inclined than women to seek medical assistance or engage in preventive care, rendering them more vulnerable to health issues as they age.

At AFC Urgent Care New Bedford, we're committed to bridging this disparity by providing thorough checkups that address men's health concerns and injuries comprehensively. By taking proactive measures, many of these issues can be averted, starting with a visit to our center any day of the week.

Key Men's Health Concerns

Let's kick off with a significant concern: cancer among men. Prostate cancer, the most prevalent cancer among men, stands as one of the leading causes of death. Additionally, testicular cancer is highly prevalent in younger men, aged 15-34. These health conditions can be easily detected by prioritizing regular doctor's visits and conducting self-checks for testicular cancer at home.

Maintaining optimal cardiovascular health is another vital aspect for men as they age. Cardiovascular diseases, encompassing heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol, are often termed as "silent, but deadly killers." Men are predisposed to developing these conditions at a younger age, and neglecting routine checkups heightens the risk of these diseases advancing to more severe stages.

If you notice yourself leading an unhealthy lifestyle, characterized by a poor diet, obesity, and lack of physical activity, it's imperative to seek medical attention. Symptoms such as thirst, fatigue, frequent urination, and tingling or numbness in the hands and feet serve as red flags for these health conditions.

Enhancing Health and Safety Measures at Work

In recent times, there has been a notable uptick in men seeking workers' compensation services, treatment for sprains, fractures, and X-ray services at AFC Urgent Care New Bedford. But what's behind this trend? Each year, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reports a higher incidence of both fatal and nonfatal injuries and illnesses among men compared to women (60% compared to 40%).

In recognition of Health and Safety Month in the workplace, we strongly advocate for men to prioritize safety protocols and utilize appropriate protective gear to prevent accidents and mishaps. Should you experience an injury or illness, rest assured that our facility is equipped to provide the necessary care and aid in your recovery with our Occupational Health Services.

Optimal Care for Men's Health: Check In at AFC Urgent Care New Bedford

As technology and medical advancements continue to evolve, so should societal attitudes toward men proactively seeking necessary healthcare to lead healthier and longer lives. AFC Urgent Care New Bedford offers comprehensive checkups covering diabetes, blood pressure, high cholesterol, and more, ensuring that your health needs are comprehensively addressed.

Additionally, our services extend to workers' compensation assistance, cutting-edge X-ray diagnostics for injuries, and expert treatment for cuts and sprains. You can rely on us to safeguard your well-being.

Feel free to visit us any day of the week without an appointment. Moreover, we offer the convenience of online payment, enabling you to smoothly manage the check-in and check-out processes with optimal efficiency by swiftly completing a few clicks. Our facility accepts most insurances. Our operational hours are from 8 am to 8 pm, Monday to Friday, and from 8 am to 5 pm on Saturdays and Sundays.

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