June is Men's Health Month

June is Men’s Health Month, an important time to raise awareness about men’s health issues and educate about steps to improve men’s health. This month, topics around men’s physical and mental health, disease prevention, and early detection are discussed to empower men to support their health. Although June is recognized as Men’s Health Month, it’s crucial to prioritize men’s health year-round. 

Annual Physical Exams

Scheduling an annual physical exam has a variety of benefits, including monitoring your general health, managing existing conditions, aiding in prevention, creating a personalized care plan, and early detection. Annual exams are also helpful for building a relationship with your primary care doctor and reviewing your medical history.  

Routine Health Screenings

Prostate, lung, and colorectal cancers are the three most common cancers in men, which is why getting screened is crucial in prevention and early detection. Cancer screening is the process of checking for cancer or pre-cancer in people who don’t have symptoms. Often, when detected early cancer is more treatable. Consult with your healthcare provider about when you should start screening for specific types of cancer. 

Mental Health

June is also Men’s Mental Health Month, a time to shed light on the mental health struggles men face, the resources available to support mental health in men, and empower men to seek professional help when needed. 

Heart Health

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in men in the United States, which is why protecting heart health is critical. Eating heart-healthy foods, exercising regularly, staying hydrated, reducing stress levels, and keeping blood pressure in a good range are all steps that can be taken to support optimal heart health. 


CDC: About Men and Heart Disease

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