Doctors: It’s time for dads to be proactive about their health

Dr. Scott Lundy says men can't always prevent health conditions like cancer or heart disease, but you can lower your risk with healthy habits.

News 12 Staff

Jun 17, 2023, 5:06 PM

Updated 301 days ago

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Dr. Scott Lundy says men can't always prevent health conditions like cancer or heart disease, but you can lower your risk with healthy habits.
"Things like avoiding cigarettes and vaping, maintaining a healthy weight, avoiding excessive alcohol, eating unprocessed foods, and exercising regularly," he said.
He says get a handle on your blood pressure and other important numbers.
Three tips for men from the Mayo Clinic:
  • Get screened for prostate cancer by getting your PSA prostate-specific antigen numbers checked.
  • Be proactive and get other routine screenings. Have your cholesterol level checked and know your vitamin D levels, which affect bone and immune health.
  • Make small changes toward a heart-healthy diet. Limit red meat, focus on fresh fruit, veggies and leafy greens.


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