June is national Men’s Health Month, which is intended to encourage boys and men to take charge of their overall health. They can do so by implementing healthy living decisions. Please remember to have regular check-ups with your primary care provider and depending on your age, schedule the proper health screenings.

According to HHS.gov–  ” In general, men in the U.S. are expected to live nearly six years less than women, and non-Hispanic Black and American Indian/Alaska Native men have a lower life expectancy than non-Hispanic white men. Many diseases that disproportionately impact men, like heart disease and cancer, are preventable through regular doctor’s visits and healthy lifestyle choices. However, one survey found that 63 percent of men of color report not getting regular health screenings. Men are also more likely to have lower health literacy levels than women, meaning they may struggle to find, understand, and use information and services required to make informed decisions about their health. ”

Below you will find some helpful education and information on a variety of screenings:

  • Colorectal screening information click here 
  • Stoke and high blood pressure education click here
  • Lung screening for smokers click here
  • Prostate screenings click here
  • Bone density screenings
  • Skin screenings
  • Eye exams
  • hearing tests
  • and more

If you need to schedule an appointment with a PCP or specialist, you can find a doctor at: whs.org/findadoc

The most important first step is to talk to your PCP about what health screenings are right for you.