Spotlight on men’s health

SOUTH Australian men are being urged not to drop the ball on their health and to encourage their mates to go for a health check.

SA Health’s chief public health officer Professor Paddy Phillips said men were typically accused of not visiting their doctor as soon as they should and in general could take better care of their health.

“Men have a tendency to self-monitor, use excuses not to go to the GP and assume everything will be right,” Prof Phillips said.

“The reality is that each hour, four men die from conditions that are potentially preventable and on average men live five

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