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Men - Take Charge of your health!

Three generations of men

As a man, husband, father, grandfather, son – you wear a lot of hats and you take care of your family. It’s time to take charge of your health and take care of YOU.

Let’s look at some statistics:

1. On average, men live about 5 years less than their female counterparts

What can you do? Eat Healthy. Start by taking small steps like saying no to super-sizing and yes to a healthy breakfast. Eat many different types of foods to get all the vitamins and minerals you need. Add at least one fruit and vegetable to every meal.

2. Men have a higher death rate for most of the leading causes of death including; cancer, heart disease, diabetes and suicide

What can you do? Get Moving. Play with your kids or grandkids. Take the stairs instead of the elevator. Do yard work. Play a sport. Keep comfortable walking shoes handy at work and in the car. Most importantly, choose activities that you enjoy to stay motivated.

3. 1 in 2 men will develop cancer in their lifetime

What can you do? Make Prevention a Priority. Many health conditions can be prevented or detected early with regular checkups from your healthcare provider. Screenings may include; blood pressure, cholesterol, glucose, prostate health & more. Additionally, in a study done by the American Academy of Family Physicians, more than half of all men surveyed have not seen their primary care physician for a physical exam within the past year. Don’t become another statistic. Make your appointment today.

Regardless of your age, you should make a point to know your family’s medical history to understand what you could be at risk for developing, as well as have a better understanding of what health screenings you will need through the years.

Your friends and neighbors at Melrose Pharmacy are here to help. We can offer you a variety of top quality generic and brand medications to help you stay on top of your game. We also can provide you with access to services such as disease management, a weight loss program, custom medication compounding, and immunizations.

Make your health a priority this year by stopping by and talking with a Melrose pharmacist about what products and services may be right for you.

P.S. If you are one of the 40% of men ages 40+ who suffers from ED, we can help! We offer Sildenafil (the active ingredient in Viagra) in a MUCH cheaper generic 20mg tablet. Stop in and ask us about it today.


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