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One man’s take on why dudes avoid check-ups like the plague

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Nine years had passed since I’d had health insurance, though it was at least 15 since my last routine check-up. I didn’t even know how to find my medical records. Because I just turned 40 and got insured through the Affordable Care Act, I decided to finally establish primary care and get blood pressure, cholesterol, and cancer screenings. “While you’re there,” my girlfriend Rebekah advised, “have them check your toe.” I had a bum toe. It hurt but I’d worked around it for two years. …

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