Today, men are leading longer and healthier lives than in the past, and are catching up to women in terms of lifespan. In fact, the life-expectancy gap between men and women has shrunk to 5.2 years. However, despite this good news, it is also a proven fact that men tend to pay less attention to their overall health and to preventive care than women.
Compared to women, men are more likely to:
- Smoke and drink more, and generally, lead less healthy lifestyles;
- Put off routine checkups and ignore problematic symptoms;
- Join in risky behavior; and
- Not have a regular physician.
That's why we offer health prevention messages and tools; and strongly encourage health screenings and regular physicals. We also focus on the role that diet and nutrition plays in maintaining a healthy lifestyle and have assembled a library of information that ranges from preventive health care options to stress-management tips. Here are a few programs and services that may be helpful:
|Heart Services||Cancer Services||Emergency & Trauma|
|Neurosciences||Respiratory Therapy||Psychiatric Services|
|Urology Services||Disease Management||Weight Management|
Now, what about risk factors?
Risk factors are behaviors or genetics that may predispose your chances of getting a certain disease. While some risk factors cannot be changed such as age or family history, others are in your control. For more information about what you can do to lower your risk factors and improve your overall health, read about the top 10 most common causes of death in men:
- Heart Disease
- Unintentional Injuries
- Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
- Influenza and Pneumonia
- Kidney Disease
- Alzheimer's Disease
- 12 million men are at risk for developing osteoporosis;
- Breast cancer does not only affect women; and
- Male menopause is not just a myth
Learn about the details of these topics and more in Men's Health Issues You May Not Know About.
Health Library is Resourceful Tool
Finally, we have organized a comprehensive database of approximately 4,000 health and wellness articles that cover more than 1,500 topics in our A-Z Health Library. You will also find a health information encyclopedia, calculator for wellness, health risk assessment and much more.
We encourage you to visit these pages often. Being proactive is the first step to achieving a healthier lifestyle and quality care.