With Father’s Day coming up this Sunday, June 20, it also marks the week for men’s health and cancer awareness. See our blog post on women’s cancer awareness week.
Due to a lack of awareness, poor health education and culturally induced behavioral patterns in their work and personal lives, men’s health and well being are deteriorating rapidly. Statistics show that men live sicker and die younger than American women. Men’s Health Week is to bring awareness to the fact that men can do things to prevent suffering and even dying from many avoidable and treatable diseases. It is important for men to pay attention to their bodies and visit a doctor whenever suspicious symptoms arise. Annual physicals are recommended to ensure proper screenings are done. Early detection and treatment of disease is extremely important to maximize your health. To download a Blueprint For Men’s Heath – a publication that discusses the main health issues that men face today – click on this link here.
Best wishes to all Fathers this coming Sunday. To quote Congressman Bill Richardson (Congressional Record, H3905-H39906, May 24, 1994):
“Recognizing and preventing men’s health problems is not just a man’s issue. Because of its impact on wives, mothers, daughters, and sisters, men’s health is truly a family issue.”
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