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June is Men’s Health Month

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(WTNH) — June is Men’s Health Month. Urologist Dr. Stan Honig of Yale New Haven Hospital explains why men should not put their health and wellness on the back burner.

1.Cardiovascular Disease: The Leading Men’s Health Threat

Medical professionals call it atherosclerosis, meaning “hardening of the arteries. Heart disease and stroke are the first and second leading causes of death worldwide, in both men and women. Both are huge global public health problems with some of the highest rates in the U.S.

In cardiovascular disease, cholesterol plaques gradually block the arteries in the heart and brain. If a plaque becomes unstable, a blood clot forms, blocking the artery and causing a heart attack or stroke. 

2. Prostate health is something  all men over the age of 40 should be checked for regular

Dr. Stanton Honig is a nationally known expert on male fertility, sexual medicine and surgery. For more information on Dr. Honig, click here.

For more information on how to stay on top of your health, watch the interview above.

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