Logan County Department of Public Health recognizes Men's Health Month

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[June 07, 2024] 

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recent data, the life expectancy of men in the United States is 5.4 years shorter than Women. In addition, data suggests that men are less likely to visit their healthcare professional to talk about their health than women. The Logan County Department of Public Health recognizes these issues and supports the national movement to recognize June as Menís Health Month.

Per the CDC, data also suggests the risk factors that men exceed women in are smoking, acute/binge drinking, and hypertension. In addition, men are also overrepresented in a wide range of stigmatizing social conditions including incarceration and homelessness.

The purpose of Menís Health Month is to raise awareness about preventable health issues and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys.

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Some of the keys to good health are eating a healthy, well-balanced diet, staying active by choosing physical activities that keep you on your feet and off the couch, and by making prevention a priority. Good prevention includes eliminating bad habits, such as smoking, and getting regular health check-ups.

If you would like to learn more about improving menís health, you can visit the CDC website at https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/fastats/mens-health.htm

For information regarding Logan County Department of Public Health services, you can visit their website at WWW.LCDPH.ORG or call 217-735-2317.

Information Source: CDC, Illinois Department of Public Health

[Don Cavi, MS, LEHP
Public Health Administrator
Logan County Department of Public Health]

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