While the life-expectancy gap between men and women has decreased, it's no secret that men still need to pay more attention to their bodies. Several things work against men. According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), men tend to smoke and drink more than women and don't seek medical help as often as women. Some men define themselves by their work, which can add to stress.

Many of the major health risks that men face, such as heart disease and cancer, can be prevented and treated with early diagnosis. Screening tests can find diseases early, when they are easier to treat. It's important to have regular checkups and screenings.

Men's health services at Regional Medical Center of San Jose are designed to offer state-of-the-art diagnosis and treatment for medical problems affecting men.