National recognition of Men's Health Week was established in 1994 as the second week in June (leading up to Father's Day) to bring attention to health issues that particularly affect men. Leadingmortality causes for males in the USA include heart disease and cancer.
The CDC (Centers for Disease Control) offers suggestions for men which include eating healthy and decreasing stress, but also suggest getting preventive testing for issues such as blood pressue, cancers, cholesterol and glucose levels.
For information on suggested health screenings, readers may want to refer to the NIH (National Institute of Health) pages at National Library of Medicine (screenings for men ages 18-39), (screenings for men ages 40-65)
There is also a great deal of resource information available through The Men's Health Network, and, of course, it is adviseable to talk to your own primary provider about any concerns or recommended screenings.
We encourage you, or the men in your life, to take some time this week and think about what preventive testing it may be time to schedule, and to reinforce healthy lifestyle choices.
Wishing you all good health!
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