Men, Take Your Health to the Next Level

June 10, 2020

It’s probably no secret to anyone that, on average, women take a more proactive approach to their health than men do. That historic imbalance reveals its sobering effects in the facts. According to studies noted by the Men’s Health Network, men die an average of almost five years earlier than women, and at higher rates than women from the top 10 causes of death.

While there are many factors that contribute to this imbalance, one important – and preventable – contributor is awareness. Research shows that men are less aware of their overall health than women.

Men’s Health Month is observed nationally every June as a way to raise awareness and help reverse that trend. It’s a time for healthcare providers across the country to mark the occasion by providing health screenings, education and community outreach activities that raise awareness about the unique health issues that affect men. And it gives men an opportunity to make time to start focusing on their health.

“Men should make their health a priority throughout the year and be aware of the negative impact ignoring their health can have, not only on their lives, but on the lives of their loved ones,” says Jonathan Ruby, MD, Primary Care Physician at Lake Cumberland Medical Associates. “As a month that hosts Father’s Day and a number of weddings and anniversaries, June is a time where many of us are already thinking about the special men in our lives, and it’s the perfect time to encourage them to schedule health screenings, discuss their health with loved ones and make healthy lifestyle changes.”

In celebration of Men’s Health Month, here are some health tips, screening tests, and smart steps that men should take in their 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s and beyond! More information about men’s health issues and Men’s Health month can be found at www.menshealthmonth.org. For more information about Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital and the services it provides for the men in our community, visit LakeCumberlandHospital.com and don't forget to schedule your annual check-up by calling 800.424.DOCS.

 


 


Dr. Jonathan Ruby
Jonathan Ruby, MD 
Family Medicine 
Lake Cumberland Medical Associates