National Men's Health Week kicked off Monday and ends Sunday with Father's Day.
According to the CDC, men have higher age–adjusted death rates for "all" causes of death over females. Men are twice as likely to die from an often treatable disease than women, and are also more likely not to have medical insurance.
That's why health officials are joining forces with concerned mothers and wives across the country this week. Men's health week is really designed to remind men that they need to take charge of their health. Taking charge means getting regular check–ups and screenings which can lead to a longer and healthier life.
Health officials are also encouraging parents to start their young men on an early track to better health habits. They encourage parents to teach them about their health, why it is important to get screenings and why early detection is so important.
So the overall goal for this week is to get men to change their bad habit of avoiding the doctor and to teach the young ones good health habits. Click on the link below for the Men's Health Awareness week web-page and your own Men's Health Check List.