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    Celebrate Men's Health This June

    Posted by Jean Oneil on Jun 4, 2012 10:36:35 AM

    Anchored by a Congressional health education program, each June, Men’s Health Month is celebrated across the country with screenings, health fairs, media appearances, and other health education and outreach activities.

    According to Dr. David Gremillon from Men’s Health Network, “there is a silent health crisis in America….it’s that fact, on average, American men live sicker and die younger than American women.”

    There are many programs and events that engage women and children in health care initiatives, but few solely focus on men.

    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. This month gives health care providers, public policy makers, the media, and individuals an opportunity to encourage men and boys to seek regular medical advice and early treatment for disease and injury. The response has been overwhelming with thousands of awareness activities in the USA and around the globe.

    Click the image below to read more interesting facts about Men's Health:

    Read below to help make a difference in your community and get involved in Men's Health Month:

    • Wear Blue Day
      Choose any day that works for your group of team, set a goal amount to raise -to have something to strive for and Wear Blue! Choose BLUE!  You could even sell blue prostate cancer pins to wear in support of the fight against prostate cancer. 
    • Plan a Health Fair
      Coordinate with health groups (nonprofits, wellness centers, hospitals, doctors, dentists, chiropractors, etc) to have health information booths and provide health screenings such as blood pressure, cholesterol, PSA (prostate specific antigen), and body fat.
    • Fundraisers with Men's Health Network:
      Plan a 5K Walk in your town or put out donation jars at local restaurants and stores
    • Help Create awareness for men’s health:
      Set up a table at a store, restaurant, hallway at work, gym, library, community center, etc with brochures and information on men’s health and Men’s Health Month.

    Learn more about men's health with some of our Patient Education and Professional Medical Reference books:

    100 Questions & Answers About Prostate Cancer
    Dx/Rx: Sexual Dysfunction in Men and Women
    100 Questions & Answers About Men's Health: Keeping You Happy & Healthy Below the Belt

    Topics: patient education, Health care, cholesterol, Dr. David Gremillon, medical reference, men's health month, prostate cancer, PSA, wear blue, blood pressure, Men's Health Network, patient education

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