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Step Up, Guys
Utah Men Urged to Take Control of Their Health

This year it’s estimated that more than 1,700 Utah men ages 19-64 will die as a result of cancer, heat disease, and injuries. The majority of these deaths can be prevented.

Men tend to take more risks with their health than women. For example, men smoke more, wear seat belts less, and don't seek medical help as often. These behaviors can be harmful, but it’s never too late to “step up” and make choices that will help men live longer, healthier lives.

Eight easy things men can do to stay healthy are:

  • Get your cholesterol and blood pressure checked, starting at age 35.
  • Talk to your doctor about prostate cancer starting at age 40.
  • If there is no family history, get screened for colon cancer starting at age 50.
  • Wear a seat belt every time you are in a vehicle.
  • Wear a helmet when driving or riding on an ATV, bicycle, motorcycle, or other motorized vehicle.
  • Quit smoking.
  • Eat more fruits and vegetables.
  • Get regular physical activity.

Men’s Health Week

June 14, 2010 Men's Health Week News Release

June 14-20, 2010

The purpose of Men's Health Week is to heighten the awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys. This week gives health care providers, public policy makers, the media, and individuals an opportunity to encourage men and boys to seek regular medical advice and early treatment for disease and injury.

Governor Gary Herbert has also recognized this week as Men's Health Week in a resolution.

Stamped for Men's Health 5 K / 1 mile race

Saturday, June 26, 2010 @ 8:00 a.m. MST

Wheeler Farm located at 900 East 6351 South Murray, UT

Media

  • Media contact: Kevin Condra, Utah Department of Health, (801) 538-6183, kcondra@utah.gov

Data

Leading Cause of Utah Deaths by Sex & All Ages, 2004-2008

Click on the causes below for more information.

Men Women
3. Respiratory Diseases
4. Respiratory Diseases
8. Kidney disease
10. Liver Disease

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