Monday, June 10, 2013

Raising Awareness of Men’s Health Issues and Prevention

JUNE is 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.

Did You Know? The leading causes of death in males age 65 and over in the United States are:
  • Heart Disease: 27.9%
  • Cancer: 25.4%
  • Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases: 6.8%
  • Stroke: 5.1%
  • Alzheimer’s Disease: 2.9%
  • Diabetes: 2.9%
  • Influenza & Pneumonia: 2.4%
  • Unintentional Injuries: 2.4%
  • Kidney Disease: 2.4%
  • Parkinson’s Disease: 1.5%  
2009 data. Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Leading Causes of Death by Age Group, All Males-United States, 2009

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