June is National Men’s Health Month
Since 1994, the month of June has been recognized as National Men’s Health Month. The purpose of this national movement is to bring greater awareness of preventable health problems among men and boys.
Doctor Visits and Early Detection is the Focus
It is a proven fact that women are living longer and visiting their doctors more regularly. Irregular, or lack of visits, to the doctor are significantly impacting men and their health. By educating and encouraging men, and boys, to follow through with regular doctor visits and to promote early detection and treatment of disease, they can begin to defy these startling statistics below:
- Of the top 10 causes of death, men die at higher rates than women.
- Women live almost five years longer than men.
- Women are 100% more likely to visit the doctor annually.
- Women outnumber men eight to one by the age of 100.
- Men experience hearing loss at twice the rate of women.
- 50% of men are diagnosed with cancer at some point in their life
- Sadly, men are 4 times as likely to commit suicide because their depression goes undiagnosed.
With more preventive measures, such as eating healthy and exercising, men will begin to beat some of these odds and live a much healthier, and happier life. ANS is committed to men’s health each and every day. We provide an array of services that serve men, and women, as they age. All of our services are lead by a team of professionals that provide knowledge and support that continually promotes the health and well-being of our clients.
In celebration and support of National Men’s Health Month, our staff we will be wearing blue on Friday, June 17th in honor of men’s health. We hope you will join us in supporting National Wear Blue day. You can also help the men you know happier and healthier lives by showing support through your social media posts. Use the following hashtags #MensHealthMonth and #ShowUsYourBlue during National Men’s Health week, June 13th – 19th and all month long.