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
This month’s recognition of Men’s Health Month provides a timely opportunity to celebrate the longstanding relationship between Men’s Health Network (MHN) and the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) and to examine some of the lessons we have learned together that point the way forward in addressing the highest priority health problems facing men today. PCORI...Continue reading
June is Men’s Health Month, which makes this the perfect time to highlight the massive public health crisis that too many of us are not aware of: On average, men die five years younger than women, with African American and Native American men having the shortest life expectancy1 and die at higher rates from 9...Continue reading
The proposal to arm teachers in Texas to solve gun violence in the schools is preposterous. While there may be individuals with the ability and training and know how to effectively guard their classrooms in addition to teaching children and performing the myriad other tasks (counseling, discipline, reporting to parents and administrators) and are willing...Continue reading
Dear Healthy Men: I just read that the United States Preventative Services Task Force (USPSTF) is recommending against men and boys doing testicular self-exams. What could possibly be wrong with educating young men about how to examine themselves for early signs of cancer? A: I agree completely—and I’m far from alone. In fact, an entire coalition...Continue reading
Dear Healthy Men: More than a year ago, I read a column of yours that mentioned that while there are several Offices of Women’s Health in the federal government, there isn’t a corresponding Office of Men’s Health. Is that still true? And if not, why not? A: The answer to your first question is easy: There...Continue reading
Men’s Health Network (MHN) as do all Americans, want to insure access to affordable, effective and safe medications. There have been many suggested approaches on how to achieve this goal, including those now being negotiated as part of the Biden Administration’s Build Back Better legislative package. Analysis of the proposed approaches to achieve the goal...Continue reading
By Dr. Sal Giorgianni, Senior Science Advisor at Men’ Health Network; and Ana Tomsic, Vice President of Men’s Health Network. Enlarged prostate, or benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), is a very common condition that affects an estimated 42 million American men.1 BPH is unrelated to, and more common than, prostate cancer.2,3 The prevalence of BPH...Continue reading
Prostate cancer is the most common form of cancer in men and will strike approximately 248,000 men this year and kill more than 34,000, making it second only to lung cancer as the deadliest cancer in men. African-American men are at especially high risk. In fact, among African-American males, prostate cancer accounts for a third...
Men’s Health Network (MHN) applauds the recommendations from CDC and NIH announced on August 18, 2021, to make COVID-19 booster vaccinations available for those who are at higher risk of COVID-19 infections, including nursing home residents, health-care providers, and those over 65 years of age. These were the majority of those to first get vaccinated...