Issue: May 25, 2016








7 Days Until Men's Health Month...


Encourage the men in your lives to focus on their health to help us celebrate National Men's Health Month! Schedule a time for family, friends or employees to participate in our Wear Blue awareness campaign -- or help them take the initiative to schedule a doctor's appointment.


Click here to learn how to participate.




Please take a moment to link your Twitter and/or Facebook account to our social media campaign on Thunderclap! With your support, we can reach millions of people around the world and spread the message of improving men's health.
Have health concerns, but aren't sure of who to ask, or want to stay anonymous?
Maybe you have advice for other men going through a similar experience as you?
Join our online health support communities on HealthUnlocked and Inspire! You'll find private communities of people going through a similar experience. Whether you just need to vent, or want to share your story, Men's Health Network and its community members are here to help.
Mental Health Month


May is Mental Health Month. Join Mental Health America in helping people learn more about the different mental health issues that affect millions of Americans, and check out their free online mental health screening services!



Come join us for a free day of learning and networking in sunny San Diego. This event has been held in conjunction with the SNMMI Annual Meeting each year, for the last 4 years. The program begins with general lectures explaining what nuclear medicine and molecular imaging are, followed by disease-specific breakout sessions. In 2016, the breakout session topics will be neuroendocrine tumors, prostate cancer and breast cancer.


Register now for FREE.






Loss of Y Chromosome in men tied to Alzheimer's risk


Men who lose Y chromosomes from their blood cells as they age may have an increased risk of developing Alzheimer's disease, a new study suggests. The study of more than 3,200 men found those who already had Alzheimer's were nearly three times more likely to show a loss of the Y chromosome in some of their blood cells.
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Male nutrition declines after divorce, while women aren't affected


Ending a marriage may lead to a deterioration in men’s diets that could have clinical significance, while women’s diets don’t change significantly, according to a study in Social Science & Medicine.


Photo via the Associated Press







Five foods you should eat to have a healthy prostate (and five to avoid)


Red fruits can help sufferers of late-night bladder problems (an enlarged prostate constricts the urinary tract.) 


Tomatoes aren't the only dietary choice doctors would advise for older men, though. Here are five foods to choose if you want a healthy prostate, and five you should avoid.


Photo courtesy of Alamy


Healthy living could prevent half of cancer deaths

Following a healthy lifestyle — which includes maintaining a healthy weight, exercising regularly and refraining from smoking — may prevent cancer, a new study finds.



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Workaholism linked to psychiatric disorders


A large national Norwegian study shows that workaholism frequently occurs alongside symptoms of ADHD, OCD, anxiety, and depression.





Locations and times vary
In conjunction with May as Mental Health Awareness Month, please call:
(703) 684-7222
to schedule an appointment with a local mental health clinician for your FREE screening. Early intervention and screening is key!
Upper Marlboro, MD
Saturday, June 11
10:00 a.m. -- 3:00 p.m. EST
Free kidney function screenings open to anyone 18 and older.
*Know of any screenings in your area? Please send us an email at and we will include them in future newsletters.





The My Cancer Coach App helps personalize your care options for Prostate, Breast and Colon Cancers.


Just 10 minutes with the Cancer Risk Tool can help you better understand each cancer and your risk level, so you and your doctor can make treatment decisions specific to your situation.


Download it now on both iPhoneand Android.







Your men's health support group and discussion community.


A safe, private place to get advice and share your questions and comments about health. 





San Francisco, CA
Tuesday, May 31 -- Saturday, June 4
Join us for educational and networking opportunities and educational programming on a wide variety of college health topics will provide you with the expertise you need as institutions of higher education and the populations they serve evolve and change.
Chicago, IL
June 3-7
The Annual Meeting in oncology has educational sessions feature world-renowned faculty discussing state-of-the-art treatment modalities, new therapies, and ongoing controversies in the field. Science sessions present the latest ground-breaking research in oral and poster format.
Click here to learn more and how to register.
Washington, D.C.
Thursday, June 9
Join us at the American Public Health Headquarters at 8:30 a.m. for a meet-and-greet breakfast and a discussion with APHA members. The event is open to the public.
San Diego, CA
Sunday, June 12
Discover current innovations taking place to help enhance patient care in the area of prostate cancer. 
Click here to register and learn more about the annual event.
*Do you know of any health events in your area? Please send us an email at and we will include them in future newsletter.


May Health Observances



                  Arthritis Awareness Month                   Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month


             Employee Health & Fitness Month                          Healthy Vision Month


                National Mental Health Month                   National Stroke Awareness Month


        National Women’s Health Week (May 8 - 14)       HIV Vaccine Awareness Day (May 18)



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