Wednesday, June 6, 2012

June is Men’s Health Month!


 Everywhere I go this month, I see advertisements for “Dad’s & Grad’s” to prepare everyone for Father’s day and Graduation’s, which is a great time to celebrate the men and graduates of our lives!

 Happy Fathers Day to all the dad’s and Congratulations to all the Graduates!

 The month of June is also a very special month because it is Men’s Health Month, and the week leading up to Fathers day is Men’s Health week. So in addition to buying the man in your life a Father’s day gift, why not take him to get a check up to make sure his health is at its best! 

“Thousands of men lose their lives each year to preventable health problems like diabetes, heart disease, smoking related deaths. Men's Health Month highlights these and other preventable health problems and encourages early detection and treatment of disease among men, boys, and their families.”- From Yahoo News 

There are actually many things you can do to get involved with Men’s Health Month, for instance, you can plan a “Wear Blue Day” encourage your coworkers, friends, and family to wear blue to create awareness for Men’s Health month, plan a health fair, donate or motivate others to donate month to prostate cancer research. To find out more about Men’s Health Month, events, activities and additional information I invite you to check out menshealthmonth.org

 There are two health fairs that I know of that are going on this weekend, First Sam’s Club is providing Free Men’s Health Screenings, on Saturday, June 9, from 11 am – 3 pm. Check with your local Sam’s Club for more information or go to samclub.com 

Second the Afghan Medical Professionals Association of America, and the Muslim Community Youth and Professionals is providing a free health fair for all, no health insurance required. SUNDAY JUNE 10th 2012 10:00am – 3:00pm Where: 7001 Backlick Rd, Springfield, VA 22150 Screening available for: Cholesterol Level Blood Pressure Blood Sugar Level Bone Density Thyroid level Body Fat AND EKG Vision Screening Oral Cancer Screening Ear, Nose & Throat Pulmonary Function Test and much more!

 If you or someone you know is planning a Men’s health event, let me know I would love to hear about it! Leave a comment below or email me at helpanywayucan@gmail.com

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