International Men’s Health Week is being observed this week, June 10 to 16, leading up to Father’s Day. The reason why Father’s Day was chosen as an anchor for this observance, was to “make use of the extra attention paid to male family members near that holiday. Men’s Health Week provides an opportunity to educate the public about what can be done to improve the state of men’s health while providing free and convenient health services to boys and men who wouldn’t otherwise receive such care.”
According to the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health under the United States National Institutes of Health, there are some health issues that are unique to men, such as, prostate disease and erectile dysfunction, while there are others that are more common in men than in women. Knowledge that they are more at risk, should encourage men to take more proactive measures to prevent or control the symptoms of these diseases:
- Coronary Heart Disease
- Lung Cancer
- HIV Infection
- Parkinson’s Disease
To schedule an annual physical at any of our convenient Primary Medical Care Center community clinics, you may visit our website at www.primarymed.com, or call (305)751-1500 for our Miami-Dade clinic, or (954)289-0000 for our Broward clinic.