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MEN'S HEALTH SERVICES

Men's Health Services

The truth is, men are often  more  indifferent towards their health when compared to the efforts of women. As a result, today the levels of awareness,  understanding and funding for men’s health issues, like prostate cancer, lag  significantly behind other causes.

What is Movember?
Movember is all about bringing back the moustache, having fun and doing it for a serious cause; men's health, specifically prostate and testicular cancer initiatives. Mo Bros commit to growing a moustache for the 30 days of Movember, and in doing so become walking and talking billboards for the cause. The moustache is our  ribbon, the symbol by which we generate conversations, awareness and raise funds for men's health.

Movember aims to change the face of men’s health. Using the moustache as a catalyst, we want to bring about change and give men the opportunity and  confidence to talk about their health more openly.

Know the Facts, Son

  • The average life expectancy for men ive years fewer than women (presently 77 years old compared to 82).

  • 1 in 2 men will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime.

  • Evidence suggests that about a third of the 571,950 cancer deaths expected to occur will be related to obesity, physical inactivity and poor nutrition, and thus could be prevented.

  • 1 in 6 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in his lifetime.

  • Testicular cancer is the most common cancer in American males between the ages of 15 and 35.

  • 6 million people die every year from tobacco use and exposure to tobacco smoke. One person dies every six  seconds.

  • 1 in every 13 men will develop lung cancer.

  • More than 3.5 million cases of skin cancer are diagnosed each year in the US.

  • An estimated 13 million or 11.8% of all adult men over the age of 20 in the US have diabetes.

  • The most common causes of death for men are coronary heart disease, cancer, chronic respiratory diseases, stroke, diabetes and accidents.

  • Approximately 76.4 million men and women in the US have high blood  pressure 1 in 5 do not know it.

  • Researchers estimate that at least 6 million men in the United States suffer from a depressive disorder every year.

  • Men are more likely than women to have sleep apnea. Sleep apnea can  increase the risk of high blood  pressure, heart attack, stroke, obesity, diabetes, irregular heart beat and  accidents.

It's not all bad news!

Maintaining healthy lifestyle choices, a good diet and getting regular medical check-ups and screening tests can dramatically influence your health. Regardless of age, keep your health in check by doing the following:

  • Have an annual Physical

  • Know your Family Health History

  • Know your Body

  • Eat a Healthy Diet

  • Don't Smoke

  • Stay at a Healthy Weight

  • Be Physically Active

  • Manage your Stress

  • Sleep Well

  • Drink Alcohol in Moderation

 

Services Offered

  • Cardiovascular Screening ‐ 582‐8001

  • Cancer Screening ‐ 582‐8800

  • Weight Management Program ‐ 582‐8888

  • Diabetes Education ‐ 582‐8351

  • Physical Therapy, Cardiac Rehab and

  • Pulmonary Rehabilitation ‐ 582‐8888

  • Laboratory Tests ‐ 582‐8268

  • Hemoglobin A1C, PSA, Cholesterol

  • Sleep Apnea Screening ‐ 582‐8001

Partners in Health

  • Arthur Center ‐ Depression screening, therapy, medication services ‐ 582‐1234

  • Mo Department of Health and Senior Services Tobacco Quit Line ‐ 800‐Quit‐Now

 

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