Jul 17, 2023
Studies show that men are twice as likely to go two years between doctor visits and 40% only go if they have a serious issue. So, what keeps men from seeking routine medical care? Elaine Johannes, the Kansas Health Foundation Distinguished Professor of Community Health at Kansas State University and Brad Dirks, the associate director of the Physician Assistant Program at K-State, say society’s norms – telling boys to brush it off, walk it off or don’t cry – may be a reason why men don’t take better care of their health.
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