The Annals of Cardiology No.18 | Barber Shop Blood Pressures
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How often do you get your hair cut? If you’re like me, it depends on how many obstacles exist between you and the haircut appointment. The fact that I have to schedule time from work, get in the car, drive to town, find parking, and quickly return to my office, are all deterrents to keeping a sharp hairdo. For a long time, Caroline, my trusted Inner Sanctum hairdresser, tried to convince me to commit to an every-three-week schedule of trimming. I just laughed. When it comes to haircuts, there’s no way I’m that organized. As result, I usually end up calling her a few months later when I’ve run out of Got2B Glued spiking gel and can no longer tolerate the unkempt look.
A lot of people treat doctor’s visits the same way I treat haircuts. They only go to their doctor when something hurts. Are you one of those? If you’re nodding your head, chances are you’re a man. A lot of things keep men from the doctor’s office – sometimes it’s money, sometimes it’s the poking and prodding, and for some life is going well (or not well) and they don’t want to risk the possibility that the doctor will find some new problem to worry about. To be fair, these anxieties are shared by women, and yet for some reason they are better than men at making and keeping doctors’ appointments.
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