Men's Health Awareness Month
Posted Monday, June 3, 2013
DON’T IGNORE THE SIGNS
Early Detection is Key
DID YOU KNOW?
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, women are 100 percent more likely to visit the doctor for annual examinations and preventive services than men.
According to the Men’s Health Network, the purpose of Men’s Health Month is to raise
awareness of preventable health problems and to encourage early detection and
treatment of disease among men and boys. On average, men die at higher rates than
women from the top causes of death which include: heart disease, cancer, injuries,
strokes, respiratory disease, diabetes, influenza & pneumonia and suicide.
The good news is there are ways your patients can reduce the likelihood of
• Regular Physician Visits
Routine doctor visits and health screenings is the best way to catch a health
problem early and begin to manage it.
• Eating Healthy
Eat right and control your weight. Remind patients to change their eating
habits a little at a time by incorporating healthy choices.
• Physical Fitness
Regular physical activity helps control weight, recommend at least 30
minutes of moderate-intensity exercise at least five days a week.
• Be Your Own Health Advocate
Research has found that patients who do not ask questions or do not
understand their medical conditions are at increased risk of complications
Don’t let your patient be another statistic, encourage healthy living!