Men’s Health Month

The purpose of Men’s Health Month is to heighten the awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys.

Alarming statistics show that men’s health is at great risk.  On average, men die almost 6 years younger than women and suffer higher mortality rates for the top causes of death. The lives of hundreds of thousands of men will continue to be threatened unless immediate action is taken to combat this growing crisis.

Research shows that:

  • men do not see physicians for a physical exam nearly as often as women
  • men are dying on the top causes of death at higher rates than women
  • men are more likely to be uninsured than woman
  • approximately 30,000 men in the U.S. die each year from prostate cancer

For more information visit:

MedlinePlus – Men’s Health

Men’s Health Month.org

Stop back during the month for further information for you or the man in your life.

posted by  – Susan, Health Reference Services

 

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