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Join Us in Celebrating Men’s Health Week at Mochas for Men

Men’s Health Week is June 13-19

Men’s Health Week aims to increase awareness of male health issues on a global level and encourage international institutions to develop health policies and services to meet the specific needs of men, boys, and their families. Men’s Health Network organized a meeting at the first World Congress on Men’s Health (2001 in Vienna) to discuss synchronizing universal men’s health awareness. Men’s Health Week is important because men are more likely to smoke, drink alcohol, make unhealthy and risky choices, and put off regular medical checkups.

 

Men’s Health Statistics

  • 13.2 percent of men aged 18 and over are in fair or poor health
  • 30.9 percent of men have had 5 or more drinks in 1 day in the past year
  • 57.6 percent of men aged 18 and over met the physical activity guidelines for aerobic activity
  • 14.1 percent of men aged 18 and over currently smoke cigarettes
  • 40.5 percent of men aged 18 and over have obesity
  • 51.9 percent of men aged 20 and over have hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • The leading causes of death for men are heart disease, cancer, and COVID-19 in the year 2020

Learn more about men’s health statistics here.

 

Conditions That Impact Men More Than Women

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Gout
  • Human Immunodeficiency Virus
  • Kidney Stones
  • Lung Cancer
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Skin Cancer

Men are able to keep themselves healthy by focusing on their diet, doing physical activity, maintaining a healthy weight, focusing on their mental health, visiting their doctor regularly, and getting screened. Many diseases can be prevented or treated more easily when detected early. Consider getting screened today. Learn about ways men can keep themselves healthy here.

 

Community Health Alliance and The Human Bean

Community Health Alliance has partnered with The Human Bean for “Mochas For Men.” Mochas for Men will be held on Friday, June 17. The Human Bean will be donating $1 for every mocha sold to Community Health Alliance to provide colorectal cancer screenings and follow-up care to men in the northern Nevada community. Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer in the United States, and one in every three adults is not screened.

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