New York Daily News - Daily Checkup: Men's Health Month
Dr. David C. Thomas discusses the importance of regular checkups for men as part of Men's Health Month.
Professor of Medicine at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Dr. David C. Thomas is a general internist who treats patients for everything under the sun, from colds and flu to diabetes. It's conventional wisdom that getting men into the doctor's office is like pulling teeth — 30 percent of all young men haven't visited a doctor in the past year, and another 9 million American men haven't seen a doctor in five years. "Starting after age 18, all men should regularly visit a physician as part of their basic health maintenance," says Dr. Thomas. "By taking the simple step of being monitored by a physician who can track things like blood pressure and cancer screening, you can prevent diseases like heart disease and colorectal cancer before they start." Learn more.