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Men and Their Responsibility When it Comes to Healthcare

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Kennewick -- Testosterone and depression, baseline EKGs at age 30, and prostate cancer awareness are all health issues for men, but many males either ignore them or allow the women in their lives to see to it they get regular exams. 

Now, Kennewick General Hospital is calling on men to 'man up.'  In conjunction with Men's Health Week (June 11-16), KGH has put into effect "Man Up," an advertising campaign to further the educational process for men who ought to be stepping up to the plate when it comes to their own health. 

KGH is so concerned about the necessity for this health focus that it plans to run ads the entire month of June, rather than just the week of June 11.  Large, simple to read ads are appearing in the Tri-City Herald, as well as the paper's Downtown edition.  Information also appears in the Journal of Business and on large displays at the Columbia Center Mall.

The ads break down necessary exams for men by age.  For example, men aged 20-39 ought to have a baseline EKG at age 30, a rectal health exam every year, and blood tests and urinalysis every three years.

For more information on men's health and the exams necessary for each age group, look for the KGH ads this month, or click the link on this story for the Men's Health Network website.