Men’s health matters |

Men’s health matters

June 13-19 is National Mens Health Week, the annual observance symbolically ending on Fathers Day.The purpose of National Mens Health Week is to educate the public about detection, treatment, and prevention of health problems that affect boys and men through regular medical check-ups and early treatment of illness and injury.Men commonly face health issues that include prostate problems, alcohol and drug abuse, cancer, diabetes, HIV/AIDS, violence, and mental health problems. According to the Mens Health Network, men also are more likely to die by suicide than women.For more information, contact the mens healthline at 1-888-MEN-2-MEN (636-2636) or visit the official National Mens Health Week Web site at

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