Anchored by a Congressional health education program, Men’s Health Month is celebrated across the country with screenings, health fairs, media appearances, and other health education and outreach activities.
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. This month 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. The response has been overwhelming with thousands of awareness activities in the USA and around the globe.
Along with Men’s Health Month, the Men’s Health Network is celebrating Men’s Health Week. Which is celebrated each year as the week leading up to and including Father’s day. This week is not only in the USA, but it’s in Australia, Denmark, England, Ireland, Europe, and Scotland. It’s amazing to see the many different nationalities come together for a greater cause. What makes this issue to popular is the fact that “recognizing and preventing men’s health problems is not just a man’s issue. Because of its impact on wives, mothers, daughter, and sisters, men’s health is truly a family issue,” says Congressman Bill Richardson.
Personal health should always be a top priority, but sometimes it comes last on your to-do-list. That’s why it’s important to be reminded at least once a year of the facts facing men everyday. Including:
Men die at higher rates than women from the top 10 causes of death and are the victims of over 92% of workplace deaths.
In 1920, women lived, on average, one year longer than men. Now, men, on average, die almost six years earlier than women.
Women are 100% more likely to visit the doctor for annual examinations and preventive serviced than men.
You may now even have access to free preventive services with your medicare, such as:
- Blood pressure readings, cholesterol tests, and nutrition counseling
- Many cancer screenings, including mammograms and colonoscopies
- Flu and pneumonia shots
- Routine vaccinations against diseases such as measles, hepatitis, and meningitis
Do something for your body and health this week… it won’t kill you. And of course, feel free to contact MedicareMall, so we can help you take the mystery out of Medicare. Contact us today for a free Medicare Supplement Insurance quote.
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