Tend to Your Relationships: Fathers & Sons

Tend to Your Relationships: Fathers & Sons By: Cassie Whyte Happy National Son’s Day! Today, September 28th, we at Men’s Health Network is celebrating National Son’s Day! On this holiday, we acknowledge the joy that comes along with both having a son, and being a son. All sons are gifts to their parents, as well...Continue reading

National Son’s Day

Blog Entry by Intern, Zachary Funaro “You don’t raise heroes, you raise sons. And if you treat them like sons, they’ll turn out to be heroes, even if it’s just in your own eyes.” — NASA astronaut Walter M. Schirra, Sr. National Son’s Day is celebrated on September 28th each year with the sole purpose...Continue reading

The Future is Now: Why Men Should Make an Advanced Care Plan

Only 1 in 4 men (24%) have formally documented their end-of-life wishes, according to a 2023 survey commissioned by VITAS Healthcare. Yet, 56% of men said they know what kind of medical treatment they do and do not want at the end of life. Men deserve to be heard and cared for at all stages of life. Talking about end of life and making an advance care plan are important steps that you can take now to prepare for your health and well-being in the future.Continue reading

Low Testosterone and Dementia Risk: Exploring the Research

Testosterone is a crucial hormone for the male body, Testosterone gives men energy, sex drive, muscle mass, motivation, and overall health. As men age, their testosterone naturally decreases... Learn more about proactive and preventative precautions in this great blog entry!Continue reading

Championing Men’s Health in North Dakota

Nationwide, men are more likely than women to engage in unhealthy and unsafe behavior, and the same can be said for men in North Dakota. In this article, Contributing Author, Hannah Hanson, offers insight into the ways North Dakota and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are taking charge of this disparity and implementing key programs to improve lifelong outcomes for men and boys.Continue reading

Shining a Light on Men’s Mental Health: A Vital Focus During Mental Health Month

May is recognized as Mental Health Month, providing an invaluable opportunity to raise awareness and understanding about mental health issues. In this blog, we explore and discuss the significance of Mental Health Month for men, boys, and their families.Continue reading

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How Nurses Can Engage Men In Preventive Care

Men and women tend to take very different approaches to their health care. Women generally seek routine care for gynecology issues and childbearing. On the other hand, most men don’t typically have a pressing need for regular health care once they leave the pediatrician. But self-awareness and preventive action are essential in detecting many diseases...Continue reading

New HHS Study Shows Significant Increases in Children Diagnosed with Mental Health Conditions from 2016 to 2020

There’s no question that parents’ mental health is an excellent predictor of their children’s mental health; children of parents suffering from anxiety and/or depression are far more likely to be diagnosed with the same conditions. Unfortunately, most of the research done on parental mental-health influences has focused exclusively or primarily on mothers. As a result,...Continue reading

Nutrition as We Age: Healthy Eating with the Dietary Guidelines

Good nutrition across the lifespan helps prevent chronic disease — and we know that it’s never too late to make improvements to support healthy aging. Older adults are at greater risk of chronic diseases, such as heart disease and cancer — as well as health conditions related to changes in muscle and bone mass, such...Continue reading

Men’s Partner Violence Victimization: A Hidden Health Crisis

Partner violence is a broad term that encompasses physical violence, psychological abuse, controlling behaviors, and sexual violence against one’s current or former intimate partner.  For almost 50 years, experts in the field of family violence have known that men are at risk for partner violence victimization from their intimate partners, whether their partner is male...Continue reading

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