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Maybe they don't want to talk about their health problems. Perhaps they feel normal and don't see a need Many women feel that they can't give a man direc- tions. Maybe it's the stubborn tendency of males, or maybe it's that they don't like to be told what to do. It comes as to make an appointment. Or it could be because they don't want to hear that anything is wrong with them. Whatever the case may be, it's impor- tant that men get regular health screening tests. Catching problems early on, can often help prevent them from turning into something more serious down the road. Whatever Your Doctor May Prescribe... C0rley Drugs is Here for y0u! Prescriptions Insurance Billing Health & Beauty Aids Over-The-Counter Medications " Free Deliveries Free Blood Pressure Checks Free Glucose Checks "Compounding pharmacists provide valuable service through customized medications." There are several reasons why pharmacists compound prescription medications. Allergies to preservatives or dyes in standard drugs Change strength of medication  Change form for easier digestion Flavoring for children Compounders focus on meeting your special needs. Lowest Prices in Meriwether County On Prescriptions "Local Professional Pharmacists Providing Professional Care" Corlej Open Daily: 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Saturday: 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. L00ru00s-- Sunday: 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. 130 West Main St. - Manchester - 846-2123 Below are some guidelines on men's screen- ing tests. If you are a man reading this, talk to your doctor about when he thinks you should schedule these exams, as test frequency varies based on your age, your health history and your family's health history. BODY MEA- SUREMENTS Taking your height, weight and body-mass index (BMI) helps deter- mine whether your are over- weight. Overweight people are more likely to have high blood pressure, heart disease or diabetes. BMI is assessed using a mathematical form of weight and height. BLOOD PRESSURE A blood-pressure test is the only way to determine if you have high blood pressure. If undetected and untreated, it can increase your risk of heart attack, stroke, heart fail- ure and kidney failure. i X)C/he :: I  !I:: maneuverable Vehicle It travels T:ver grass r'r:ve. " I :" I: ....... : vg:ro:rmt hoe, tyh? i:/eotra!!,! aemn<ou:g: , ....... .......................... Ii!i el!i}fdi;;i 116 West Main St. Manchester GA 31816 -",,mjw .........  '''''' bettet myself" [ ;0,0,0,,:: (706) 846-2124 ", , " ""- llVflCO[e " *Not intended for street or highway use i Pat-,t ';'e,i,,,,g :20,> t,,ac,e C,,,p,,mor, I,,:*a,, i a ,gi,-m, tr,,dem,rk ,,d the bh n,edal,on ,eeigr,.  4MV  desir z,,,,I :. you, ,,,, ,m t,,,,i,r-, o ,,, ,,,, (r,* ,,:,l-,, lot, According to the American Heart Association, you should get it checked at least once every two years - and more often if your doctor says it's high. CHOLESTEROL TEST A blood test is used to determine your good (HDL) and bad (LDL) cholesterol lev- els. According to the AHA, cholesterol is a soft, waxy sub- stance found among the lipids (fats) in the bloodstream and in all your body's cells. Humans need cholesterol, but a high level increases your risk of heart disease and stroke. Men age 20 years or older should have their cho- lesterol checked every five years and more frequently as they age or if they have high cholesterol levels. COLORECTAL CANCER SCREENING This screening uses vari- ous tests to examine the colon for polyps that may become cancerous or to find colon can- cer before symptoms occur. Men 50 or older should talk to their doctor about which tests are right for them and when tO have them done. PROSTATE CANCER SCREENING TEST Prostate cancer is detect- ed through a blood test that determines the amount of prostate-specific antigen (PDA) in your blood, or through a digital rectal exam (DRE) where a doctor inserts his lubricated, gloved finger into the rectum to examine the prostate gland for any irregularities. The American Cancer Society suggests that men get tested for prostate cancer every year, starting at age 50. TESTIcuLAR EXAM This test examines the tes- ticles for enlargement, swelling or a lump. Doctors usually check for this at your physical exam, especially if you tell them that you've noticed a change in your tes- ticles or are between the ages of 15 and 40. SEXUALLY TRANSMIT- TED DISEASE TESTS These tests determine if you have a sexually transmit- ted disease (STDs) like syphilis, chlamydia or HIV/AIDS. Your doctor will determined which tests you should get based on risk fac- tors and sexual history. DENTAL EXAM During this exam, a den- ' tist will examine your teeth and gums for cavities or oral cancer. The American Dental Association recommends that you go once or twice a year for a checkup and cleaning. EYE EXAM Eye exams assess if you need your vision corrected by either wearing prescription eyeglasses or contact lenses. They also identify existing vision problems like glauco- ma or cataracts. Eye experts suggest that you get your eyes checked by an eye-care pro- fessional every year. HEARING TEST A hearing test gauges your speech and sound recog- nition at various levels. Ask your doctor how often you should get your hearing test- ed.