” I must say I’m conflicted about this billboard I saw today on the way back from the beach. In the small print – it’s about men not getting adequate health care. There’s a lot more at play than stubborn – not trusting regular medicine, doctors and their bags of pills – that’s big one. But there’s also men being “tough” as in not seeking out help or even regular care as a sign of weakness.
This was on the Website that the billboard referred to: Men are 24 percent less likely than women to have visited a doctor within the past year and are 22 percent more likely to have neglected their cholesterol tests.
Men are 28 percent more likely than women to be hospitalized for congestive heart failure.
Men are 32 percent more likely than women to be hospitalized for long-term complications of diabetes and are more than twice as likely than women to have a leg or foot amputated due to complications related to diabetes.
Men are 24 percent more likely than women to be hospitalized for pneumonia that could have been prevented by getting an immunization.” by Larry Sorkin