Real Men Wear Gowns

Norton Healthcare launched Real Men Wear Gowns because there are over 155 million men in America that are at risk. Men tend to avoid seeking medical attention and delay care despite warning signs. When men were asked what they’d do if in pain or feeling sick, 25% would wait as long as possible, and another 17% of these men would wait at least a week. Many men are out of touch with the health care system and face barriers to care. In fact, one in four men didn’t see a physician in the past year. 33% of men don’t have a regular doctor to visit when sick or needing medical advice. This irregular contact with doctors means they don’t receive care for potentially life-threatening conditions.

Louisville residents suffer from higher than average rates of preventable illnesses, such as colorectal, prostate, and lung cancer, in addition to obesity, diabetes, hypertension, and coronary heart disease. Louisville area men are disproportionately impacted by these preventable conditions, leading to lower life expectancy, particularly African American men.

Through Real Men Wear Gowns, Norton Healthcare and WHAS11 have the opportunity to truly make a difference in the lives of men. Call 502-629-1234 or click here to schedule an appointment!

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