Preventative Care

The importance of preventive healthcare

According to information found in the Congressional Record (S.J. Res. 179):

Significant numbers of male-related health problems such as prostate cancer, testicular cancer, infertility, and colon cancer could be detected and treated if more men were aware of these problems and what can be done to prevent them, or find them early when they are easier to treat. Educating both the public and healthcare providers about the importance of early detection of male health problems will result in reducing rates of mortality for these diseases.

Many men are reluctant to visit their health center or physician for regular screening examinations of male-related problems for a variety of reasons including fear, lack of information, and cost. Men who are educated about the value that preventive health care can play in prolonging their lifespan and their role as a productive family member will be more likely to participate in health screenings.

Visit our events calendar to find health screenings.

Nutrition's Role in Disease Prevention

Evidence is mounting that a healthy diet can help protect you from some diseases. What you eat--or don't eat--may help prevent heart disease, cancer, osteoporosis, and type 2 diabetes.

More information on how to use your diet to help reduce your risk of disease.