June is Men’s Health Month and the goal is to increase awareness of preventable health problems and promote early detection of treatable diseases in men. Did you know that in the last 10 years, 7 million men have not seen a doctor? And two thirds of men will not seek medical help when they are experiencing chest pain or shortness of breath—two early warning signs of a heart attack.
Did you know . . .
• Men live shorter lives with a lower average quality of life than women
• 50% of men will develop cancer in their lifetime
• 450,000 men will die of heart disease each year
• More than half of all premature deaths in men are preventable
This infographic from Nursing@Georgetown aims to highlight important health issues affecting men and provides a chart for when and how often doctors suggest that men take preventative tests that could save their lives.