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The 10 Biggest Threats to Men's Health

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The 10 Biggest Threats to Men's Health

According to Dr. Kevin Polsley, an internist at Loyola University Health System and an assistant professor in the Department of Medicine at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, men are more likely than women to die from nearly all the most common causes of death, yet they’re still less likely to go to the doctor and will more commonly ignore symptoms that could be indicative of larger health issues.

"A lot of men think going to the doctor is just one more thing on a seemingly endless 'to-do' list,” Polsley said. “But to get all those other 'to dos' done men need to starting thinking about their health and making it a priority.”

Educating yourself about the biggest threats and learning about what you can do to reduce your risk is an important first step. The following health issues and risks are, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the leading causes of death for men in the U.S. Here’s what you need to know about each and what you can do to protect your health.

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