One of the reasons for the creation of this blog is to provide our patients and their loved ones with information on different health topics and news. For this reason, we would like to introduce you to the National Men’s Health Week.
In May 1994, President Clinton proclaimed June 12 through 19, 1994 as “National Men’s Health Week”. The purpose of National Men’s Health Week is to increase the awareness of preventable health problems, with an emphasis on early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys. Ever since then, the National Men’s Health Week is celebrated each year the week up to and including Father’s Day.
The Men’s Health Network (MHN), a national non-profit organization with the goal of improving the health and well-being of men, boys and families, has put together a great source of information called “Blueprint for Men’s Health: A Guide to a Healthy Lifestyle”. This online publication focuses on the main health issues that men face today, as well as factors that increase health risks, symptom recognition, and practical prevention strategies.
The guide is available as a free download in both English and Spanish at the following link: http://www.menshealthnetwork.org/blueprint/
We hope you will find the guide informative and useful.
Again, happy belated father’s day!