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Ed Day, Rockland County Executive

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 8, 2016
Contact: County Executive's Office, (845) 638-5122
                 Patricia Schnabel Ruppert, DO, MPH, DABFM, FAAFP (845) 364-2512

CALLING ALL MEN: TIME TO TAKE IMPORTANT STEPS TOWARD GOOD HEALTH


NEW CITY, NY - - During National Men's Health Week, June 13th - Father's Day, June 19th, Rockland County Executive Ed Day and County Health Commissioner Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert encourage men to schedule a check-up for a full physical exam.

During your check-up, talk to your doctor about steps you can take to improve your health and prevent disease. Be sure to ask your doctor what tests and screenings you should have including cancer-screening tests, what lifestyle changes you need to make to keep healthy and fit, vaccinations you may need, and any other questions or concerns you have. Bring a list of all medications and supplements you're taking, note any allergies or reactions to medications you've had, and update your medical history (including potential hereditary illnesses of your close relatives). After the check-up be sure to follow your doctor's advice!

"Regular medical exams, preventive screenings, and healthy lifestyle choices can help men live happier, healthier, and longer lives," said Dr. Ruppert.

Make your health a priority and take steps to be healthier and stronger. Visit www.cdc.gov/men/nmhw/ and www.rocklandgov.com/health to learn more about things you can do to improve your health and stay healthy.