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Men's Health Conference

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BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

Early detection can be the difference between life and death when dealing with serious disease. This is especially true in Louisiana, where state death rates from heart disease and cancer are much higher than the national average.

In fact, one out of every four deaths in our state can be attributed to heart disease. This means that annual checkups with your doctor are crucial. Unfortunately, most men never visit their doctor for an annual exam.

In fact, women are 100 percent more likely than men to see their doctor every year, and it should not come as a surprise that women are living longer than men.

The Louisiana Men's Health Organization wants to reverse this trend at the 2013 Men's Health Conference. WAFB is proud to sponsor this effort, which  takes place on Saturday, August 24, and offers a number of health screenings ranging from stroke risk to vision.

Let's build a healthier Louisiana together at the Men's Health Conference.

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