Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Grow a Mustache and Save Mankind


The Movember Foundation is the leading global organization committed to changing the face of men’s health.

The Movember community has raised $559 million to date and funded over 800 programs in 21 countries. This work is saving and improving the lives of men affected by prostate cancer, testicular cancer and mental health problems.
 
The Movember Foundation challenges men to grow moustaches during Movember (formerly known as November), to spark conversation and raise vital funds for its men’s health programs. To date, 4 million moustaches have been grown worldwide, but we won't stop growing as long as serious men’s health issues exist.

Take a look at the Movember Men's Health Checklist 
to See What You Need to Be On Top Of:





BLOOD PRESSURE  Every 2 years or annually if high/low

FASTING CHOLESTEROL  Every 5 years or more frequently
with an abnormal test result

DENTAL HEALTH  Annual check up

EYE HEALTH  Every 2 years or as doctor recommends

IMMUNIZATIONS  Tetanus-diphtheria at age 19 and annual
flu vaccine

SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASES  Regular Checks and HPV vaccine if appropriate

SKIN CANCER  Look for marks or changes on your skin and have a doctor do an annual skin check

TESTICULAR CANCER  Monthly self-exam, especially
if there is a family history

BLOOD PRESSURE  Every 2 years or annually if high/low

FASTING CHOLESTEROL  Every 5 years or more frequently with an abnormal test result

DENTAL HEALTH  Annual check up

EYE HEALTH  Every 2 years or as doctor recommends

IMMUNIZATIONS  Tetanus-diphtheria booster every 10 years and annual flu vaccine

SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASES  Regular checks, if appropriate

SKIN CANCER  Look for marks or changes on your skin and have a doctor do an annual skin check

TESTICULAR CANCER  Monthly self-exam, especially if there is a family history

BLOOD PRESSURE  Every 2 years or annually if high/low

FASTING CHOLESTEROL & INFLAMMATION MARKERS
Every 3-5 years or more frequently with an abnormal test result

DENTAL HEALTH  Annual check up

DIABETES  Blood sugar test –hemoglobin A1c– at age 45,
or earlier if overweight or other risk factors are present

EYE HEALTH  Every 2 years or as doctor recommends

IMMUNIZATIONS  Tetanus-diphtheria booster every 10 years and annual flu vaccine

PROSTATE CANCER  Baseline PSA test if African-American
or there is a family history; age 50 otherwise

SKIN CANCER  Look for marks or changes on your skin
and have a doctor do an annual skin check

DISCUSS WITH YOUR DOCTOR  The role of aspirin to lower risks for certain cancers and heart disease. The role of statins (cholesterol lowering drugs) for prevention of heart disease

BLOOD PRESSURE  Every 2 years or annually if high/low

FASTING CHOLESTEROL & INFLAMMATION MARKERS  Every 3-5 years or more frequently with an abnormal test result

COLORECTAL CANCER  Annual check up

DENTAL HEALTH  Annual check up

DIABETES  Annual check up

EYE HEALTH  Every 2 years or as doctor recommends

IMMUNIZATIONS  Tetanus-diphtheria booster every 10 years and annual flu vaccine

OSTEOPOROSIS  If risk factors are present

PROSTATE CANCER  Annual check up

SKIN CANCER  Look for marks or changes on your skin and have a doctor do an annual skin check

DISCUSS WITH YOUR DOCTOR  The role of aspirin to lower risks for certain cancers and heart disease. The role of statins (cholesterol lowering drugs) for prevention of heart disease


ABDOMINAL ULTRASOUND  Men between ages 65–75 who have smoked

BLOOD PRESSURE Every 2 years or annually if high/low

FASTING CHOLESTEROL & INFLAMMATION MARKERS
Every 5 years or more frequently with an abnormal test result

COLORECTAL CANCER  Annual check up

DENTAL HEALTH  Annual check up

DIABETES  Every 3 years or as doctor recommends

EYE HEALTH  Every 2 years or as doctor recommends

IMMUNIZATIONS  Tetanus-diphtheria booster every 10 years, annual flu vaccine, and shingles/herpes zoster vaccine once after age 60

HEARING  If you are over age 65, have your hearing checked

OSTEOPOROSIS  If risk factors are present

PROSTATE CANCER  Annual check up

SKIN CANCER  Look for marks or changes on your skin
and have a doctor do an annual skin check

DISCUSS WITH YOUR DOCTOR  The role of aspirin to lower risks for certain cancers and heart disease. The role of statins (cholesterol lowering drugs) for prevention of heart disease


ABDOMINAL ULTRASOUND  Men between ages 65–75 who have smoked

BLOOD PRESSURE  Every 2 years or annually if high/low

FASTING CHOLESTEROL & INFLAMMATION MARKERS  Every 5 years or more frequently with an abnormal test result

COLORECTAL CANCER  Annual check up

DENTAL HEALTH  Annual check up

DIABETES  Every 3 years or as doctor recommends.

EYE HEALTH  Every 2 years or as doctor recommends

IMMUNIZATIONS  Tetanus-diphtheria booster every 10 years, annual flu vaccine, and pneumococcal vaccine after age 65

HEARING  Annual check up

PROSTATE CANCER  Annual check up

SKIN CANCER  Look for marks or changes on your skin and have a doctor do an annual skin check

DISCUSS WITH YOUR DOCTOR  The role of aspirin to lower risks for certain cancers and heart disease. The role of statins (cholesterol lowering drugs) for prevention of heart disease
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