While the life-expectancy gap between men and women has decreased, it’s no secret that men still need to pay more attention to their bodies. Several things work against men. They tend to smoke and drink more than women. They don’t seek medical help as often as women. Some men define themselves by their work, which can add to stress.
There are also health conditions that only affect men, such as prostate cancer and low testosterone. Many of the major health risks that men face – like colon cancer or heart disease - can be prevented and treated with early diagnosis. Screening tests can find diseases early, when they are easier to treat. It’s important to have regular checkups and screenings.
Read more about the major issues affecting Men’s Health at MedlinePlus.gov.
Find more preventative health information in these library books:
- American Medical Association complete guide to prevention and wellness: what you need to know about preventing illness, staying healthy, and living longer
- The Men’s health big book of food & nutrition
- The Life Plan: how any man can achieve lasting health, great sex, and a stronger, leaner body
So MEN — tell the truth –How did you do on the quiz? Post your scores in the comments below or encourage other men to take these quizzes and gain valuable information about preventative steps they can take to improve their health!