Saturday, June 11, 2011
Sunday scans/scenic Sunday: National Men's health week
LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 13 marks the start of National Men’s Health Week which, appropriately, ends on Father’s Day. In support of Men's Health Week – which is coordinated by the Men’s Health Network (http://www.menshealthnetwork.org) and is designed to increase awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among men – Health Net, Inc. (NYSE:HNT) is sharing information about screening tests that men shouldn’t ignore.
“and health screenings often help to serve as a bridge to early detection.”
“There are still significant statistical gaps between men and women in relation to health issues,” notes Jonathan Scheff, M.D., chief medical officer for Health Net, Inc. For example, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, men die at higher rates than women from the top 10 causes of death. Additionally, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that men, on average, die almost six years earlier than women.
In New Zealand, it is not fathers' day, but we are also getting people be aware of their health. Men are generally known not to go to the doctors even when they are very sick. The man I married for 32 years belong to the same category.