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June
2014
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09:42 PM
America/Chicago

Men’s Health: Awareness, Prevention, Education and Family

June is National Men’s Health Month

At Methodist Healthcare Ministries (MHM), we believe in a holistic approach to health care to encompass the mind, body and spirit. This model is truly embraced by the clients we serve through our medical, dental, behavioral health and family wellness services.

As we prepare to celebrate fathers this weekend, it is a time to reflect on the health and wellness of all the treasured men in our lives.

The week preceding Father’s Day is commonly observed as Men’s Health Week, part of “Men’s Health Month,” which was signed into law by former President Clinton in 1994. MHM uses this time of the year to highlight the need for awareness of men’s health issues, the importance of prevention, education about how to make healthy lifestyle changes and a focus on family—the reasons why health and wellness is important.

Statistics from Menshealthmonth.org are alarming:

  • 1 in 2 men will develop cancer in their lifetime
  • Men live five years less than women on average
  • Men make half as many preventive visits to physicians as women
  • Men are more likely to be uninsured than women

Prevention is key. Review the checkups and screenings guidelines provided by Menshealthmonth.org for helpful information that you can easily share with the men you hold dear in your life. Use this easy list to encourage your man to take action for his health.

MHM offers many options for men who want to improve their overall wellbeing. Our medical services include screenings and preventive care, such as vaccinations and wellness exams. Our dentistry team offers comprehensive, first-class dental care in a patient-centered environment. Our behavioral health services provide counseling and support services for men and/or families in need of additional assistance. Family Wellness programs offer basketball leagues for fitness, parenting classes for fathers and hands-on nutrition programs that teach healthy eating. With a full suite of healthcare services, the men of MHM’s programs and services have the tools they need to stay healthy and teach healthy living to others.

For more information about MHM or any of our programs or services, contact info@mhm.org.