National Men’s Health Month: Time to man up about eating right, exercising and working to prevent disease.

June is National Men’s Health Month – the perfect time to bring awareness to the health issues all men face and to encourage the men in our lives to take care of themselves by eating right, exercising and working to prevent disease.

How can they do that? By scheduling screenings, among other things. Read on!

Manage your diabetes.

If you have diabetes, your doctor will probably set up these screenings for you:

Screening for Colorectal Cancer

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends that people ages 45 to 75 get screened for colorectal cancer regularly. If you’re younger than 45 and think you may be at high risk, or if you’re older than 75, ask your doctor if you should be screened.

There are several types of screenings. A colonoscopy is the preferred method, but talk to your doctor to see if other options might be right for you. Options include:

Support and Treatment for Major Depression

Many people live with what’s known as major depression (or major depressive disorder). According to recent research, it’s the second-leading cause of disability in the U.S. Here are some basic facts about this common disorder and important information about treatment:

Hally Links – and More

For more information on men’s health issues, visit these links from Hally® health:

Learn more about the screenings, tests and exams men should get, in this article from MultiCare Yakima Memorial Hospital.

Discover much more information about men’s health from our partners at Reid Health, OSF HealthCare and Memorial Health.