The purpose of Men’s Health Month is to heighten the awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys. This month gives health care providers, public policy makers, the media, and individuals an opportunity to encourage men and boys to seek regular medical advice and early treatment for disease and injury.
In 2013, Men’s Health Network identified the top causes of death by race, sex and ethnicity that men face as they age. When looking at all men, no matter their age, sex or race, the top causes of death were as follows:
- Diseases of the Heart (with Ischemic Heart Disease included)
- Cerebrovascular Diseases
- Malignant Neoplasms
- Trachea, bronchus, and lung
- colon, rectum, and anus
- Chronic Lower Respiratory Disease
- Influenza and Pneumonia
- Chronic Liver Disease and Cirrhosis
- Diabetes Mellitus
- HIV Disease
- Unintentional Injuries (motor vehicle-related and poisoning included)
- Kidney Disease
Wear Blue Friday for Men’s Health Month
Choose to wear blue on Friday, June 17 to show your support for Men’s Health Month.