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June is Men’s Health Month

Posted Jun 11 2009 6:36pm

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Auto-immune diseases are much more common in women than men, so often health web sites tend to have a lot of illnesses that just women have, plus women are more likely to get online and cha about their health situation.

But did you know that men live five years less than women? One in six men will get prostate cancer, men die at a higher rate from nine of the top 10 causes of death, and they make up over 92% of workplace deaths.

The purpose of men’s health month is to heighten the awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys. Women make 75% of the health care decisions for the family and have a strong concern and the health of their husbands, fathers, brothers, and sons. Visit www.menshealthmonth.com

If you’re a man here at Rest Ministries – welcome! We are always glad to hear from you and would like to do anything possible to have men more involved. Be sure to check out our men’s ministry at the Rest Ministries web site.

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