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Men’s Health Week – June 15-21, 2009

June 15, 2009

Men’s Health Week starts today and runs through June 21, 2009. We will be doing a series of blog posts this week dedicated to men’s health.

To mark Men’s Health Week, a report was published today showing men are almost 40 percent more likely than women to die from cancer, and they are 16 percent more likely to develop the disease in the first place. The study was done by the National Cancer Intelligence Network (NCIN) and Cancer Research UK together with the Men’s Health Forum.

The purpose of Men’s Health Week is to heighten the awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys. This week gives health care providers, public policy makers, the media, and individuals an opportunity to encourage men and boys to seek regular medical advice and early treatment for disease and injury.

LEARN MORE ABOUT Men’s Health Week and how you can participate.

May is Arthritis Awareness Month

May 28, 2009

Spearheaded by the Arthritis Foundation, May is Arthritis Awareness Month. The goal is to increase awareness of arthritis. Better understanding arthritis can benefit both patients with arthritis and people who are not afflicted with the disease. Arthritis is often misunderstood, largely due to misconceptions, misinformation, and old wives tales which persist.

Arthritis is the nation’s leading cause of disability. According to the Arthritis Foundation, 46 million men, women and children live with arthritis in the United States.

Here are some ways to learn more and get involved:

Learn: Discovery Health has a great online resource that is wealth of information including arthritis news, treatments and more.

Read: Published by the experts at the Arthritis Foundation,
Arthritis Today provides valuable information to help you learn to live with arthritis.

Move: Arthritis Awareness Month is a time to motivate Americans to get up and moving, while raising funds for arthritis research, support and advocacy. The Arthritis Walk is the Arthritis Foundation’s annual nationwide event that supports public awareness and raises funds to fight arthritis.