June 13, 2016
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 of the top causes of death at higher rates than women
- men are more likely to be uninsured than women
- approximately 30,000 men in the US die each year from prostate cancer
Want some interesting and fun things to do during Menʼs Health Month? Visit us at: www.menshealthnetwork.org
May 9, 2016
Did you know that one in two women and up to one in four men over age 50 will break a bone due to osteoporosis? It’s true, but eating a healthy diet and exercising regularly can help slow or stop the loss of bone mass and help prevent fractures.
Join us in celebrating National Osteoporosis Month this May by taking action to Break Free from Osteoporosis. Our Break Free from Osteoporosis campaign encourages everyone to get to know their risk factors for osteoporosis and make the lifestyle changes needed to build strong bones for life.
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