Increasing awareness of preventable health problems and encouraging early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys is an important topic year-round. Following up on Men’s Health Month, we wish to highlight that by raising awareness, advancing health education, and recognizing culturally influenced behaviors, each of us can help improve men’s health.
The statistics are staggering: seven million American men have not attended a physician’s appointment in more than 10 years. Two-thirds of men would not seek a health care professional if they were experiencing chest pain or shortness of breath, two early warning signs of a heart attack.
The most astounding finding? More than half of all premature deaths among men are preventable.
The infographic below lays out additional statistics about the state of men’s health in America, and offers suggestions for improving men’s health – including when and how often they should be tested for certain health issues. This content is for informational purposes only, and is not meant as personal health guidance.
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