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Hazard, Ky. (WYMT)- As some men put the razor away, the owner of a place where the razors and clippers are always out said men's health is discussed in his shop.

"They talk about it a lot," said NLine Barber Shop owner Gary Vinson.

At times that talk does not always lead to men seeing a doctor.

"If you didn't go to the doctor, you weren't sick," said Dr. Mitchell Wicker of the Hazard Clinic. "Going to the doctor was an admission of illness or weakness. That's changing with the upcoming generation. I see a lot of individuals who are more health-conscious."

Life can sometimes also get in the way, Vinson said.

"I think we're so focused sometimes on, like, taking care of our family, and just...letting life take a hold of you. We really don't look at our health, I think," Vinson said.

Wicker emphasizes that most health issues are the same for both men and women.

He said men should perform testicular self-exams regularly, and men who experience prostate-related problems, such as difficulty urinating, should see a doctor.

"I just think it needs to be talked about more," said Vinson. "Whether that be social media, you know, barber shop, or any place."


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