It is during the month of June that we recognize National Cancer Survivors Month. Millions of people in the United States are diagnosed with cancer every year, with hundreds of thousands losing their lives to the disease. However, thankfully, millions will win their fight with cancer and beat the disease. During the month of June, we can all participate in the celebration of life to honor not only all those that survived cancer but also those who tragically lost their lives.
NATIONAL MEN'S HEALTH WEEK - JUNE 15-21
Men's Health Questionnaire
This year's National Men's Health Week isespecially important during the COVID-19 global pandemic in which more men than women are losing their lives to the virus. Therefore, it is critical to encourage men across the country to stay focused on their health.
To start, ask these questions to learn more about the health and happiness of your favorite guy this week.
Diabetes can affect both men and women. However, over a million more men than women in America have been diagnosed with the disease. Studies show that diabetes can present unique symptoms and challenges for men with the condition. This includes erectile dysfunction, damage to the autonomic nervous system, and urological problems. In addition, some social factors impact men more than women. Specifically, men are 33% less likely to go to the doctor. This reality is potentially problematic for those men diagnosed with diabetes, as the disease can cause many complications if left untreated. During National Men's Health Week, please encourage the men in your life to take their health seriously and address issues related to diabetes and other health problems immediately.
CELEBRATING DADS DURING FATHER'S DAY
During this week, we will also celebrate Father's Day on Sunday, June 20th. In recognition of fathers everywhere, let us honor the men in our lives by encouraging them to stay healthy, exercise often, eat well, and visit the doctor regularly.