Friday, June 4, 2010

Men's Health Week: June 14-20--Keep the Man in Your Life Healthy!

I am going to be honest with my readers. My husband rarely visits the doctor unless it's an emergency. Whether it's his back, ankle or something else, I have to force him to be seen--which is totally opposite than myself.

Did you know that during a research study that was recently completed that men are  31 percent less likely to visit their doctor than a woman? This number does not surprise me, but I want to help spread the word for Men's Health Week June 14-20 to get more men in to see their doctor.

What are ways that you, as a reader, can help? Consider doing any or all of the following:


-Send the father in your life a Father's Day card from http://www.dadtothedoc.org

-Ask him to take this health quiz: http://www.dadtothedoc.org

-Visit ahrq.gov/healthymen to see what ages are recommended for a variety of health tests and screenings, health care quiz, tips for talking with his doctor, glossary of consumer health terms, and great links to many online resources.

Keep your eyes open for a new PSA that is geared towards men and taking care of their health!

3 comments:

Kmama said...

What a great idea.

It's funny though, because as soon as Jdaddy feels a sniffle coming on, he's making an appointment trying to get medicine. LOL

Jenny said...

Lew is the same way as Leo...unless he falls to ground...he does not go. I have a mysterious anything...and I call the doctor!

Mom2three said...

I'm so glad you posted about this. I've been after Honey to get a physical. Even had an appt. for him last year and he CANCELLED it! Said if he went, they'd just find something wrong... Chicken! I've tried the "please do it for your family route. He's not had a physical since he stopped playing football in college... Good thing he's been pretty healthy so far. How do we get our guys to get a check-up without nagging?