Sunday, June 16th 2013 is Father’s Day.
The month of June is also Men’s Health Month.
What better way to celebrate dads by making sure that they remain in good health for years to come?
Why the fuss about men’s health in this day and age? I am sure many women are not at all surprised to hear that there is an ongoing and increasing crisis in the health and well-being of men. We do still have to be aware of, and quickly act on identifying and treating preventable health problems and disease among men and boys.
June is a great opportunity to encourage our brothers, uncles, sons, fathers and husbands to seek medical advice for management of disease and injury, and get their yearly physicals and health surveillance tests, such as colonoscopies and prostate exams.
A sobering fact to consider: Dr David Gremillion of the Men’s Health Network comments that American men live sicker and die younger than American women.
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Happy Father’s Day!