Early detection and treatment of disease with men and boys is the focus of every June. In fact, it’s no accident that Father’s Day (Sunday, June 20) happens during National Men’s Health Month.
The U.S. Congress passed legislation designating National Men’s Health Week (June 15-21) in 1994. Congressman Bill Richardson said at the time, “Recognizing and preventing men’s health problems is not just a man’s issue. Because of its impact on wives, mothers, daughters and sisters, men’s health is truly a family issue.”
On average, men die five years younger than women, and die at higher rates from nine of the top 10 causes of death, according to Health.gov. Men are also less likely than women to be insured.
Men, take care of yourselves. Women, take care of the men (young and old) in your lives.