Men’s Health Month: A look at your health and when it’s time to see the doctor
May 31, 2019 1:14 PM
by Philip Miller, DO
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June is Men’s Health Month and the perfect time to take control of your personal health. If you haven’t already had or scheduled an annual wellness visit with your doctor, there’s no time like the present to get it on the books.

Before your scheduled appointment, there are a few things to keep in mind in order to get the most from your visit when the day arrives:

Healthy habits
Now that you’ve prepared for your wellness visit, let’s take a look at a few ways beyond regular checkups for getting – and staying – in good health:

Health symptoms you shouldn’t ignore
Most of us know that severe chest pain, heavy bleeding or a broken bone, requires quick medical intervention. What many don’t realize is that other symptoms like unexplained weight loss, trouble urinating, or excessive snoring can also be causes for concern.

It’s important to visit your doctor regularly and when you experience symptoms that may point to something more serious than a stomach bug or the sniffles. If you suspect something isn’t quite right, it’s important to let your doctor know – or seek emergency treatment at your nearest emergency room if necessary. Be sure to keep an eye out for the following:


Philip Miller, DO, is a family medicine provider with Mount Nittany Physician Group.






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