OUR TURN - Men's Health Conference

. - (Air: Tuesday, August 18, 2015)

We often joke about the cultural differences between men and women, but there's one difference between the sexes that's not a laughing matter. Men don't go to see a doctor when they should. There's a lot of research on this subject and many theories about why this is, but the bottom line is that many men put their health at risk because they don't want to go to the doctor.

WAFB is one of many groups supporting the Louisiana Men's Health Organization which is offering the 2015 Men's Health Conference this Saturday morning at the Pennington Biomedical Research Center. The conference will provide men with free information and free screenings for a variety of health issues. The organizers of this annual event are encouraging men to register ahead of time. You can find more information about the Men's Health Conference on our website at WAFB.com. If you happen to know a man who's reluctant to see a doctor, please give him a nudge in this direction.

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