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

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

Avoiding the Holiday Blues

Well, here we are again, the last few weeks of the year. Those weeks that include Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s—collectively called “the holidays.” If you’re reading this article, it means that you have survived the last two years – which have included an election, social unrest, and oh that darned pandemic! Instead of enjoying...Continue reading

Dole’s Career Distinguished by Efforts on Behalf of Veterans and Men’s Health

It is with great sorrow that Men’s Health Network (MHN) learned of the passing of a great American, former Senator Bob Dole, in the early morning of December 5, 2021.  His record of illustrious service to his country is underscored with bravery, humility and compassion for his fellow Americans.  He will be sorely missed, but...Continue reading

Veterans’ Pain Management At The Heart Of PCORI-Funded Research

How can patients lower their use of opioid medications while managing chronic pain, or eliminate use of these drugs altogether? To answer that question, the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) launched a funding initiative in 2016 on Clinical Strategies for Managing and Reducing Long Term Opioid Use for Chronic Pain. PCORI was established by Congress in 2012...Continue reading

Texas City Renames Bridge to Honor Veterans Lost to Suicide

A motorcycle club whose members walk 22 miles on the 22nd of every month to raise awareness of veteran and first-responder suicide has persuaded the Rockwall, Texas, City Council to rename a bridge in that city “Heroes Bridge.” Third Watch Law Enforcement (LE) Motorcycle Club (MC) President Brian Wilburn went before the Rockwall City Council...Continue reading

How Dogs Provide Vital Help to Veterans

Men’s Health Network (MHN) has a long history of supporting the physical and mental health needs of our veteran populations. In fact, MHN – in collaboration with the Congressional Men’s Health Caucus – hosted a briefing on “Veterans and Active Military: Mental Health and Suicide Issues,” which had the objective of highlighting troubling issues that...Continue reading

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