Men’s Health Month highlights need for screenings, health advice

June is Men’s Health Month, a time to recognize the serious health issues men face. Civilian Health Promotion Services offers a virtual class that covers a range of topics, such as disease prevention, stress management, screening recommendations and overall health and well-being (Contributed photo)

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June is Men’s Health Month, a time to recognize the serious health issues men face. Civilian Health Promotion Services offers a virtual class that covers a range of topics, such as disease prevention, stress management, screening recommendations and overall health and well-being (Contributed photo)

June is Men’s Health Month, a time to recognize the serious health issues men face.

“Harvard Health Publishing” of Harvard Medical School states: The overall mortality rate for men is 41 percent higher than for women. American men are two times more likely to die from liver disease, three times more likely to develop kidney stones, four times more likely to commit suicide, five times more likely to have aortic aneurysms and 10 times more likely to get inguinal hernias than women.

Every month, Civilian Health Promotion Services highlights a national health observance and offers health education classes or other services that are applicable to that topic. With it being Men’s Health Month, CHPS is offering its virtual men’s health class. It is an all-encompassing class that covers a range of topics, such as disease prevention, stress management, screening recommendations and overall health and well-being.

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The CHPS men’s health class will review what conditions men are at risk for, screenings that could benefit men and risky health behaviors common among men. These classes will discuss actions men can take to reduce their risk for chronic conditions and disease. The class can be scheduled using a virtual platform.

For details about scheduling a virtual class with Wright-Patterson CHPS, contact the Wright-Patterson CHPS office at CHPSsupport@us.af.mil or sara.r.carros.ctr@mail.mil.

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