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Men's Health

A full range of health consultation is available to men through WSU Health & Wellness Services. Each year men make 150 million less visits to a physician than women; this is not because men are healthier than women. In reality, men often do not visit a health care provider when they are in need of medical attention. Reasons for this may have several contributing factors:

  • Fear of bad news
  • Discomfort of examination
  • Fear of being perceived as weak
     

It is possible a medical issue may resolve itself without clinical treatment; however, there is a risk of more severe damage if conditions worsen. If you question your personal wellness, you are strongly encouraged to reach out to WSU Health & Wellness Services.

Recommended Routine Exam Schedule

General Health

  • Physical exam every year or as recommended by your physician

Cardiovascular Health

  • Blood Pressure check every year
  • Complete cholesterol test every 1-5 years, depending on personal health

Sexual Health

Immunizations

  • Influenza vaccine every year (unless prevented by allergy or history of reaction)
  • Tetanus-Diptheria-Pertussis vaccine booster every 10 years
  • Meningococcal vaccine for college freshmen living in dorms
  • Mantoux (TB) testing annually for any classes/internships/employment in health care setting