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The AnMed Health Blog hosts information about different service line offerings and system wide happenings. This is a place to share a spotlight on our staff and the medical services offered to our patients. We hope you take the time to read and learn more about the AnMed Health family.

A man may not think about his prostate, until it becomes a problem. So September is designated as National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month to help educate men about their prostates, which plays a role in reproduction, and when to seek medical help if needed. Dr. Michael Martin with AnMed Health Lakeside Family Medicine discusses the importance of prostate education.

While there’s no way to prevent prostate cancer, there are several measures you can take to reduce your risk. Good news: The steps you can take to reduce your risk are also the same steps you take to maintain good overall health, dealing with diet, exercise and health education.

June is Men’s Health Month, so now is a good time for men to setup their first visits or check in with their family doctors to help minimize illnesses and maximize their lifespans. The first step toward achieving both of those goals is to establish or maintain a health care home with AnMed Health Physician Network Services. There are many family doctors to choose from throughout Anderson and Pickens counties in South Carolina and Hart County in Georgia, and most are accepting new patients.