Editor’s Opinion: Men’s Health Week and PSAs galore!

Men’s Health Week has officially started and if you weren’t aware from all the twitter and facebook messages, please let us at TAMH be the first to welcome you to the “please send men to the doctors” movement as I call it. There’s so much going on and news being shared this week that I thought I would give you the quick highlights of what to check out so far.

USA Today article – Your Health: New dads can be a cautious lot – Highlights one of our guest blogger Armin Brott!

Men’s Health Network (@MensHlthNetwork) – June’s Men’s Health Calendar – All your needs for what’s happening around the nation as MHN tried to incorporated all things Men’s health related into one calendar.

California Chapter of MHN – If you are in San Francisco this weekend, come out to the Alemany Farmer’s Market in San Francisco this Saturday, June 19 to visit the California MHN booth! Make sure to say that you heard it from TAMH! 

CDC – Even CDC is getting into the action of Men’s Health week

Social Security (@socialsecurity) – Social Security has a Father’s Day campaign to help those men to qualify for medicare prescription drug plan. www.socialsecurity.gov/extrahelp

Help Dad this Father’s Day with Extra Help!

This Father’s Day, tell your dad or someone you love about changes in the law that make it easier than ever to qualify for Extra Help with Medicare prescription drug plan costs. Thanks to a change in the law effective January 1, 2010, more people may qualify for an average of $3,900 in prescription drug savings.

For more information, go to www.socialsecurity.gov/extrahelp. It’s easy to help your dad apply for Extra Help. Just complete Social Security’s online Application for Extra Help with Medicare Prescription Drug Plan Costs. Also, you can call Social Security at 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778) to apply over the phone or request an application, or you can apply at a local Social Security office.


U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and Ad Council – There’s two wonderful PSAs recently done by AHRQ and AdCouncil. Thanks to them for allowing us to post it here on TAMH, and please view both PSAs: Warranty and New Home  (there’s a drop down box to watch other PSA).  For the whole press release, please check out https://multivu.prnewswire.com/mnr/adcouncil/44387/

Need electronic Father’s Day card? Why not send a Healthy E-card to your Father brought to you by AHRQ and Ad Council!  https://www.dadtothedoc.org/

Feel free to tweet about anything I mention above and send me (@sonnypatel) your thoughts on Men’s health efforts happening this week in your area along with your comments on the PSAs  by AHRQ and Ad Council.

Until next time, live well and be well!


Armin Brott

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Armin Brott is the proud father of three, a former U.S. Marine, a best-selling author, radio host, speaker, and one of the country’s leading experts on fatherhood. He writes frequently about fatherhood, families, and men's health. Read more about Armin or visit his website, mrdad.com. You can also connect via social media: Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest,  and Linkedin.

1 Comment

  1. AnonymousJune 18, 2010

    Father’s day is going to celebrate by different way.i.e. Men’s health week.It is really great opportunity to spread awareness and information about male health and health conditions and disorders,their treatments.

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