National Men’s Health Month

June 26, 2019

By: Rich Babcock, Population Health & Well-Being Leader | Brown & Brown, Inc.

National Men’s Health Month is about encouraging men to take care of their health and well-being. In June, we focus on heightening awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of diseases including heart disease, cancer, and depression. Did you know…

Heart Disease Icon Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men in the United States, responsible for one in every four male deaths. To reduce your risk, get annual check-ups, eat a healthy diet, maintain a weight appropriate for your age and body type, and exercise regularly. Be aware of the signs and symptoms of heart disease. Visit Heart Health Tips for more information.
Cancers Icon The most common cancers diagnosed in men are prostatelung, and colorectal cancers. Knowing about these cancers and what you can do to help prevent them or detect them early may help save your life. Visit Cancer Facts for Men for more information on prevention and early detection.
Mental Illness Icon One in five adults in the United States have a mental illness, and 70 percent go untreated. Recognizing the signs that you or someone you love may have a mental disorder is the first step toward getting treatment. Click here for more information.

It’s important to encourage the men in our lives to get regular checkups and be aware of the risks for their age, ethnicity, and lifestyle.

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