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Monday, June 09, 2008

Men's Health Week

Men’s Health Week, celebrated annually across the country during the week preceding and including Father’s Day, honors the importance of men's health and wellness. Men’s Health Month is celebrated with screenings, health fairs, media appearances, and other health education and outreach activities. 

Although not officially recognized by congress, men’s health activists observe Men’s Health Month throughout June. What can you do to celebrate? Plan a "Wear Blue" event to help spread the knowledge of Men's Health Month.

Men’s Health Week was created by Congress in 1994 to heighten awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys. The bills creating Men’s Health Week were sponsored by former Senator Bob Dole and former Congressman Bill Richardson. The sponsors cited the cost-effectiveness of a shift from treatment to prevention in health care emphasis when presenting the bill. The supporters of Men's Health Week also noted that prevention requires public awareness and designating a week would spread information on preventing illnesses affecting men.

Observing Men's Health Week is meant to educate the public about what can be done to improve the state of men's health and provide free and convenient health services to men who wouldn't otherwise receive such care.

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