NRMC Celebrates Men's Health Month
According to Men’s Health Network, men:
• are 33 percent less likely to see a doctor than women,
• die an average of five years younger than women, and
• die at higher rates than women in nine of the top 10 causes of death.
Those are startling figures, but small steps can encourage early detection of preventable diseases among men and boys and increase their overall health. June is Men’s Health Month, so Nevada Regional Medical Center (NRMC) is sharing tips on how you can protect your own health or help the men in your life stay healthy and happy.
• Don’t skip doctor’s visits. Many of the leading causes of death among men can be prevented. Regularly visiting your healthcare provider and establishing baselines for blood pressure and cholesterol can catch health issues before they become a bigger problem.
• Get moving. The benefits of physical exercise are extensive and can go a long way in prevention, such as reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease. Use the warmer weather as an opportunity to be active outside.
• Mental health matters, too. Mental health is closely tied to physical health. According to the National Institute of Health, men are less likely to seek out mental health treatment than women. Staying on top of one’s mental health can help improve overall well-being and life satisfaction.
This Men’s Health Month, ask yourself or your husband, father, brother, son or friend if they’ve visited a doctor recently and what you can do to help them stay on top of their health. To find a provider of primary and preventive care for men, visit the physician finder at www.nrmchealth.com.
About Nevada Regional Medical Center
Serving a six-county area since 1937, Nevada Regional Medical Center is a 71-bed acute, intensive and skilled care hospital. Nevada Regional Medical Center has earned recognition as a respected regional medical center for its comprehensive health care services, skilled and caring employees and state-of-the-art medical technology. Staff represent more than a dozen medical specialties, including family practice, women’s services, neurology, urology, psychiatry, orthopedics, wound care services, and general, vascular, thoracic and oncological surgery. Additionally, consultation clinics are held regularly by specialists in oncology, pulmonology, podiatry, ear, nose, and throat and cardiology.