June is Men's Health Month
Bringing Awareness to Men’s Health
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Celebrated each year during June, Men’s Health Month brings awareness to the health issues all men face. The month is dedicated to enriching men’s health and wellness through a broad spectrum of national screening and educational campaigns.
Men’s Health Month is focused on raising awareness of preventable health problems and encouraging early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys. Did you know that men, on average, die almost five years earlier than women? Part of the reason is that men are more reluctant to go to the doctor, according to menshealthmonth.org. Here are some screening tests recommended for men age 40-65 as directed by a physician according to medlineplus.gov:
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- Blood pressure;
- Colorectal Cancer;
- Cholesteral Screening;
- Dental Exams;
- Diabetes mellitus, type2;
- Eye Exams;
- Infectious Disease;
- Lung cancer;
- Physical Exams;
- Prostate Cancer;
- Skin Exams; and
- Testicular Exams.
It’s important as a man to brush up on your health facts, listen to your body and be sure to get regular checkups. Even if you don’t feel sick, it is important to see your doctor regularly and schedule annual exams. Not only will you live longer, you’ll have a better quality of life.
To access the recommended screenings for men age 40-65 visit here.