Men’s Health Month – Health and Wellness VA
June - Men's Health Month
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.
Key facts to consider
Here are some principal facts about Men's Health to consider during this month & to spread awareness to the men and boys in your life:
-Currently, men are dying an average of 5 years younger than women and lead 9 out of 10 of the top causes of death.
-Men are at greater risk for death in every age group. More males than females are born (105 vs 100), but by age 35, women outnumber men.
-Men have a higher suicide death rate than women. Men account for 92% of fatal workplace injuries.
-Men do not see physicians for a physical exam nearly as often as women and men are more likely to be uninsured than women.
-There has been progress over the last 20 years since Congress recognized National Men's Health Week, supported by the Men's Health Caucus in Congress and the APHA Men's Health Caucus.
*For more information on National Men's Health Week & to spread awareness in your community visit http://www.menshealthmonth.org today!
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