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Attention Men: Important Heart Health Screenings

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(photo credit: Adam Berry/Getty Images)

(photo credit: Adam Berry/Getty Images)

When it comes to health, there are big differences between men and women, and these differences aren’t just limited to anatomy. Yes, only men are susceptible to conditions like prostate cancer and erectile dysfunction. And, men are at higher risk for other conditions like alcoholism and earlier death from heart attack. But despite these risks, too many men don’t take their health seriously.

According to the U.S. Department of Health, men are 24 percent less likely than women to have visited a doctor in the last year. Men are also more likely than women to be hospitalized for certain conditions, including congestive heart failure, diabetes and pneumonia.

Continue reading this article at CBS here.

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