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Men's Health Month June 2012

 
 
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June is Men's Health Month! [PDF | 105KB] Exit Disclaimer As we head toward even warmer summer months, the Men's Health Network Exit Disclaimer reminds everyone to focus on the men and boys in their lives and support good health, disease prevention and routine screening.

Diet and exercise play a big part in health and long life, but regular wellness checkups and knowing family history of diseases also makes a difference. Whether it's catching up on immunizations for your son, getting back to that challenging-but beneficial-workout that strengthen the abs or scheduling to have blood drawn to dispel prostate cancer concerns, there's always something that can be done to get even closer to better health. And while men may be the first to say they're fine, statistics show that on average, men die about five years sooner than women and have higher mortality rates in the areas of cancer and heart disease. Men are also less likely to schedule routine medical exams for preventive screenings and more likely to be uninsured.

But the good news is that the combined support of health professionals, family members, employers and researchers can help bring attention to these issues and encourage men to get to the optimal level of health for their lives. So take this June to brush up on your health IQ, get familiar with up-to-date health guidelines and let the man or boy in your life know they're appreciated.


Articles

Gender Stereotypes: Men's Health Worst Enemy

Men's Health League: Transforming Men's Health One Man at a Time

Rid of Cancer, Free to Ride

A Second Lease on Life

Prostate Cancer. Did You Get Screened Yet?

Giving to the Fullest... Donating Yourself

Colorectal Cancer, Catch It Early, Get Screened!

Real Men Keep Themselves Alive and Well!

Preventing Your Top 10 Threats Exit Disclaimer

Physical Activity for a Healthy Weight


Resources

Men's Health Week

Real Men, Real Depression

Your Guide to Lowering Your Cholesterol with TLC (Therapeutic Lifestyle Changes)

Diabetes 101

Heart Disease 101

HIV/AIDS 101

Mental Health 101

Nutrition 101

Oral Health 101


Guidelines

Heart Information Network - Nutrition Guide Exit Disclaimer

Physical Activity Guidelines for Adults

Physical Activity Guidelines for Older Adults

Dietary Guidelines Men Exit Disclaimer

Health Screening Guidelines Exit Disclaimer


Campaigns

Real Men Wear Gowns

Act against AIDS Exit Disclaimer

Fruits and Veggies Matter

Nine and Half Minutes Exit Disclaimer


Organizations

Men's Health Network Exit Disclaimer

National Fatherhood Initiative Exit Disclaimer

The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Exit Disclaimer

Prostate Cancer Research Institute Exit Disclaimer

ZERO - The Project to End Prostate Cancer Exit Disclaimer


Put It In Action

Find a Healthy Recipe

Change Up Your Workout Exit Disclaimer

Check Your BMI

Add Some Excitement/Try Something New

Get Tested Exit Disclaimer

My Family Health Portrait


News

Men Say Doctor Visits Often a Bad Experience Exit Disclaimer

Genetic Mutations Linked to PSA, Prostate Cancer Exit Disclaimer

Regular Exercise Reduces Health Risks Exit Disclaimer

UCLA Gets Grant to study HIV, Men in Los Angeles Jails Exit Disclaimer

Study Links Testosterone with Ability to Woo MatesExit Disclaimer >

Advanced Degrees Linked to Lower Blood Pressure Exit Disclaimer


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