June is Men’s Health Month, and the goal of spotlighting men’s health is to encourage prevention and early detection for health issues that affect men and boys in greater numbers. Men are less likely to seek health care in general, which can have a negative impact on outcomes.
Men’s rates of addiction are nearly twice as high as those of women, and men are more likely to abuse alcohol and use all types of illicit drugs than women. The reasons for abuse vary, and a number of risk factors can predispose men to developing a substance use disorder.
While women are more likely to be diagnosed with depression, millions of men are silently suffering from undiagnosed depression. This is reflected in suicide rates; men are at an increased risk of death by suicide – as of 2016, men are nearly four times more likely than women to die by suicide. Add that to the links between depression, anxiety, and heart ...
Tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable disease, disability, and death in the United States. Fortunately, smoking and tobacco use have declined since the mid-1960s, but they are still putting people, including children, at risk for preventable conditions.
Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer in the United States, and the second leading cause of cancer-related death in men in the United States. An estimated $11.9 billion is spent each year on prostate cancer treatment.