By Nancie George, Everyday Health
The mass production of the Ford Model T sparked a new love affair - one between people and their cars. We carve out time to wash them, cringe at the sight of a dent or scratch, and even name them.
Our car-caregiver behavior is strange, especially when you consider that a 2011 study found that 40 percent of men said they're more likely to resolve car problems than their own health problems. Where does your health rank? Are you taking better care of your car than your health?
Mechanic vs. Doctor
A 2012 study showed that people spend more time researching car purchases than they do selecting a physician. If you have a trusted mechanic but not a trusted doctor, you may care more about your car than your health. Choosing a doctor you feel comfortable asking questions fills a critical piece of the health puzzle.
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