Get yourself checked out.
That was the main message from Goulburn Argyle Rotary Club as they helped NSW Health run a free men's health check.
A Men's Health Education rural van was at Belmore Park on November 29 and the Goulburn Rec Area the next day.
"This is an Argyle Rotary Club program every year," said club publicity officer Heni Hardi. "We are supporting men's health.
"This is really good for people who may have no access to get free check-ups, so we are helping them. Men don't normally go to do health checks because they are afraid of finding any problems."
Mobile screening officer Tania Shipton conducted hearing checks and nurse Robert Woolley tested LDL cholesterol and blood sugar levels, and advised about diet and exercise.
An interesting piece of information Mr Woolley gave during consultations was that milk could be used to see if a person was suffering from indigestion or something more serious.
"If you drink cold milk, it will make your stomach feel better if the problem is indigestion," said Mr Woolley, who had seen more than 6300 people over the past 14 months.
"If it doesn't do anything, it means it could be something more serious and you should do a check-up."
One of many who made use of this opportunity was Mission Australia's area manager (SE/NSW &ACT) Daniel Strickland.
"Five minutes of getting checked out could save your life," Mr Strickland said. "I spend time taking my children to see the doctor, but not me. After today, I plan to do check-ups more regularly."
There were brochures on topics such as lung cancer, healthy hearing, Klinefelter Syndrome, and macular degeneration. Females and couples were also encouraged to get a check-up.
This was the second time the Men's Health Education Rural Van came to Goulburn. It was off to Oberon next.
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