A morning for men

When it comes to gender differences in regard to health, there are many, but one presents a particularly high risk. Women are more likely than men to seek routine, preventative medical council. In fact, in 2001 the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that women were 33 percent more likely than men to visit a doctor. This information, paired with the risk of gender-specific diseases such as prostate cancer, inspired Rhys Rudolph, MD – Parkview Physicians Group – Urology, to partner with the Parkview Center for Healthy Living to host a Morning for Men Only event at Parkview Noble Hospital on June 16. We asked Dr. Rudolph to share more.  

What topic will you be covering at the event?

We’ll be focusing on benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), which is a noncancerous enlargement of the prostate gland, PSA, which is the test used to screen for prostate cancer.

Why is this topic so important?

Most men have BPH and don’t realize it, and of course the risk of cancer is incredibly serious because it is potentially fatal.

Why do you think men tend to neglect their health or don’t like to discuss it?

I would say fear and machismo both play a part.

How can we turn that around?

Having the correct information is so important for prevention and, when necessary, action.

What do you hope men get out of this event?

I hope to provide them with knowledge and motivation to be more proactive with their health, both in regard to these conditions and overall.

Join Dr. Rudolph for his presentation at a Morning for Men Only held at the Parkview Noble Hospital Center for Healthy Living. This first annual wellness event is exclusively for men, and encourages proactive health practices, including screenings to detect diseases as early as possible.

Guests will enjoy:

  • Free breakfast
  • Free PSA health screenings
  • Free blood pressure check
  • Free bone density screening
  • Free health lecture ǀ Specific to male health
  • Free giveaways!

*A PSA screening is recommended for men age 50 and over.

To register, call (260) 347-8125. ​The Center for Healthy Living – Parkview Noble Hospital is located at 402 Sawyer Road, Kendallville, IN 46755. 

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