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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
Stay at a Healthy Weight
Be Physically Active
Manage your Stress
Drink Alcohol in Moderation
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