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"Why Men Won't Go to the Doctor, and How to Change That" - Laura Landro

  • The Wall Street Journal
  • New York, NY
  • (April 29, 2019)

Men are notoriously bad patients. Compared with women, they avoid going to the doctor, skip more recommended screenings and practice riskier behavior. They also die about five years sooner, live with more years of bad health and have higher suicide rates. In order to encourage men to attend screenings and health visits, Mount Sinai Health System in New York recently unveiled a sports-themed center at its Midtown Manhattan urology practice, in partnership with the design nonprofit Man Cave Health. “We just need to find ways to get men into the health-care system, and then we can start educating them on why they need to take as good care of themselves as they do of their cars,” said Ashutosh Tewari, MD, MBBS, MCh, chair of the department of urology at the Mount Sinai Health System. “I believe Man Cave Health will be an integral part of changing that.”

— Ashutosh Tewari, MBBS, MCh, Professor, System Chair, Urology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

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