Health Tips for Men

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In an interview with the Health Channel, Dr. Andrew Forster, an Internal Medicine Physician with Baptist Health Primary Care, discusses different health tips for men. First, Dr. Forster gives some advice on when it is the best time to get a flu vaccine. He explains that the vaccine takes a few weeks to work so usually the best time to get vaccinated is early in the year. Typically, the flu vaccine comes out in September or October, so you want to get vaccinated before flu season starts. 

According to Dr. Forster, flu season really starts in September or October. In places where it is colder, such as the Northeast, it starts earlier. In Florida, since it is much warmer, flu season peaks around January or February. 

Dr. Forster moves on to his next piece of advice, “Do your homework before visiting the doctor. Before you go to the doctor you need to have your list of questions, you need to bring a list of your medications, you need to know your family history, who died from what and when, how old were they, that sort of thing,” Dr. Forster recommends writing down your questions before you visit the doctor keeps you from forgetting anything and it saves you and your doctor time making back and forth phone calls to clarify things. “Write it on a piece of paper, fold it up, put it in your wallet, you’ll always have it,” Dr. Forster says. He encourages people to keep a list of their medications in their phone. So, if you are out of town and you need a refill, it is much for you and your doctor.

To watch the full segment discussing health tips for men with Dr. Andrew Forster, visit the Health Channel’s YouTube channel at: https://www.youtube.com/c/AllHealthGo

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