- Research shows that men do not see physician’s for a physical exam nearly as often as women.
- Men are dying of the top causes of death at higher rates than women.
- Men are more likely to be uninsured than women.
- Approximately 30,000 men in the US die each year from prostate cancer.
The top 7 causes of death(CDC statistics) for men are all preventable
- Heart Disease
- Chronic Lower Respiratory disease
- Type 2 Diabetes
The purpose of Men’s Health Month is to highlight male health issues, raise awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of diseases. Part of being aware is looking at the impact of lifestyle choices on health, such as diet habits, smoking and alcohol use.
To find out who needs to be screened and when AHRQ has compiled a handy pamphlet, Men: Stay Healthy at Any Age, to help you stay healthy. Learn about which screening tests to get, whether you need medicines to prevent diseases, and steps you can take for good health.
For more information visit the Health Reference center on the 3rd floor and browse the Men’s Health Month display.