Men, heart disease is number one killer. Get checked!

It’s Men’s Health Month, and Father’s Day is this weekend.

One thing a man can do for his family is to get a health checkup.

Statistically, women live longer than men. Even many male doctors ignore their own health.

And, men are more likely than women to die or suffer from illnesses that are preventable.

Capt. James LaVelle Dickens, with the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps is a nurse practitioner. He tells KOGO News a lack of sleep, high stress levels, poor diet, alcohol and tobacco all contribute to an unhealthy physical outcome, and the most common cause of death for men is heart disease.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has tips for you to stay on top of your game, your own personal game.

 Find out more HERE

Listen to our minute with top health concerns below.

Photo Credit: Capt. James Dickens

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