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Check-up clinics for busy men

HEALTHY MOVE FOR MEN: Pharmacist Robert Slater tests pharmacy assistant Sam Bray.
HEALTHY MOVE FOR MEN: Pharmacist Robert Slater tests pharmacy assistant Sam Bray. David Nielsen

IN some ways people's bodies are like cars - they need regular maintenance to run well.

When it comes to visiting doctors for a check-up though, research shows men tend to avoid the visit more than women.

Because of this, many men are seeing their health suffer as a result.

Discount Drug Stores across Ipswich and surrounding regions are striving to change this trend by launching Men's Health Tune-Up clinics in their stores. In an industry first, the Australian pharmacy brand is providing a more convenient way to have a quick and non-invasive check-up of their blood sugar, cholesterol and blood pressure.

The visits only take 15 minutes for the patients to be tested and receive instant results as well as a lifestyle assessment.

Discount Drug Stores professional services manager Casey Clark said the clinics allowed men to have their vitals checked without it seeming too confronting, or too much of a hassle.

Ms Clark said the campaign was about awareness and prevention and geared towards busy men, giving them no excuse to ignore their health.

The clinics are offered at Discount Drug Stores at Goodna today from 9am-noon, Ipswich on July 18 from 9am-noon and in Gatton Plaza on July 29 from 10am-1pm.

Consultations cost $20 and are conducted with a registered nurse.

Patients are also free to discuss other health and lifestyle issues, such as mental fitness, hair loss, sleep apnoea and weight problems.

Bookings are preferred. For more information visit discountdrugstores.com.au/health-clinics.

Topics:  discount drug stores



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