National Men's Health Week – June 11-17, 2007
Goal of Men's Health Week
A designated Men's Health Week is intended to heighten the awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys. It is a reminder to encourage men and boys to seek regular medical advice and early treatment of disease and injury. Do yourself or your loved one a favor, make an appointment to have an annual physical – prevention is the best medicine! If you need help finding an affiliated physician, click or call a Physician Selection Specialist toll free at 1-888-742-2727.
Did You Know?
According to the Men's Health Network, men:
- are less knowledgeable about health,
- are less physically active during ages 35-54,
- are less likely to use sunscreen,
- are twice as likely to die of skin cancer,
- are three times as likely to be alcoholics,
- suffer heart attacks 10 years earlier,
- are five times more likely to commit suicide,
- are nine times more likely to die as the result of a job related injury,
- die seven years earlier.
Additionally, when men do seek medical assistance, they are more likely to cancel follow-up appointments, more likely to play down the severity of symptoms and less likely to finish their prescriptions.
Visit the HAP Men's Health Section to get detailed information about important men's health topics. HAP is dedicated to evidence-based screening exams. Learn what tests you need and when. Click here for a printable PDF.