May 26, 2021
By: Mya Davidson
Studies Find Men are Statistically Less Healthy and Die Younger
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, men in the United States on average die 5 years earlier than women and die at higher rates from the three leading causes of death:
- heart disease
- unintentional injuries
Recent studies have shown that women go to the doctor twice as much as men. This has to do with the fact that men are more reluctant to see a doctor or seek medical attention which is why this month is so important. During June, awareness is brought to boys and men surrounding their health and how to properly take care of themselves. Boys and men need to seek regular checkups and get more education on testicular cancer, prostate cancer, and other health issues that affect men such as cardiovascular disease, skin cancer, lung cancer, diabetes, gout, and more.
The goal of Men’s Health Month is to heighten awareness of health problems and encourage early detection and treatment among men and boys. This month allows health care providers, family members, policymakers, and media to encourage men and boys to seek regular medical advice and preventative treatment for diseases and injury. This month is celebrated across the United States and globally by providing screenings, health fairs, media appearances, and health education and outreach activities for boys and men.
Wear Blue Day
For 2021, Wear Blue Day is Friday, June 18. The staff at Park Duvalle Community Centers will be wearing blue this day to celebrate Men’s Health Month. At Park Duvalle, we are all about caring! Therefore, we wear blue to remind men of the importance of staying healthy!
We wear blue to let men know we care! We wear blue to keep men healthy and alive! We wear blue to become a part of the national movement!