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June 15, 2015

WEEK 12 OF ACTION: WE SALUTE MEN’S HEALTH WEEK FOR FATHER’s DAY

by PBUnitedWay
men's health week

“I’m fine, I’m fine; I don’t need to go to the doctor.” These words are too often spoken by many men to their wives, kids, or other family members. And often it turns out that something bigger was going on than the sometimes stubborn about health man believed it to be.

BOTTOM LINE: MEN’S HEALTH MATTERS, it’s a big deal, and it’s a family matter – since it affects the entire family.

We need to do a better job with early diagnosis and treatments for the men in our life. We can no longer accept that phrase “I’m fine, I’m fine, I don’t need to go to the doctor” and brush it off anymore.

Men die at higher rates than women from the top 10 causes of death. Women are 100% more likely to visit the doctor for annual examinations and preventive services than men.

This week, as we lead up to Father’s Day, we salute men’s health and spread awareness about preventable health problems that could be treated with early diagnosis – before it is a full blown nightmare. Healthier men live happier, longer lives – that makes sense, so why wouldn’t you want to make sure that you are healthy and in return, HAPPY.

Check out infographics on these topics:

7 Health Facts Men need to Know

Yearly Maintenance

Men’s Health Facts

Let’s Do This

Please share with us how you made your week count. No, it doesn’t need to take place on Monday – Monday just gets us excited about what the week has to offer, what we (ourselves) have to offer.

  1. Follow us on: icons
  2. Look for the weekly theme on all of our social media throughout the day on Mondays
  3. Photograph, video, post, tweet about your experience
  4. Remember to tag @PBUnitedWay and use the weekly hashtags

We have an AWESOME community, let’s embrace it, make an impact — IT’S MONDAY, LET’S DO THIS!

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