Help Celebrate Men’s Health Week!

Help Celebrate Men’s Health Week!

by Posted on: June 11, 2012Categories: LiveWell 24/7   

To quote Congressman Bill Richardson: “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.”

Men’s Health Week is celebrated each year as the week leading up to and including Father’s Day. The purpose of Men’s Health Week is to heighten the awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among men and adolescent boys.This week 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.

Men’s Health Facts:

  • Men die at higher rates than women from the top 10 causes of death and are the victims of over 92% of workplace deaths. (CDC)
  • Life expectancy for males vs. females:

White Males: 75.8, Black Males: 70.2                    White Females: 80.7, Black Females: 77.0

  • Women are 100% more likely to visit the doctor for annual examinations and preventive services than men. (CDC)
  • Depression in men is undiagnosed contributing to the fact that men are 4 times as likely to commit suicide.
  • Men suffer from hearing loss at 2 times the rate of women.
  • Testosterone is linked to elevations in LDL, the bad cholesterol, and declines in HDL, the good cholesterol. (NYT)

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