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Get Dad to the Doc  

Friday, June 4, 2010


National Men's Health Week is June 14th through the 20th and I've been asked to share some information with you. Father's Day is coming up and it's a great time to get your Dad to the the Doc!

Did you know that new research has found that men are 31 percent less likely than women to have visited a doctor within the past year?  In fact, men report making fewer routine health care appointments compared with women (56.5 percent vs. 73.8 percent)

Here's what YOU can do to help!

o   Send the men in your life this new e-card for Father’s Day (http://www.dadtothedoc.org)
o   Ask your husbands, fathers, brothers, etc. to take the health quiz (http://www.ahrq.gov/healthymen/quiz.htm)
o   Encourage the men you know to visit ahrq.gov/healthymen, which provides recommended ages for preventive medical tests, a health care quiz designed to test knowledge of preventive health care, tips for talking with doctors, a glossary of consumer health terms, and links to online resources to find more medical information.  Also, keep an eye out for the new PSA's encouraging dad's to take care of their health.
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Disclaimer: I was not compensated in any manner for sharing this information with you, but by doing so, I have been entered into a contest to win a gift card from Global Influence.


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