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Live Long and Prosper

Last updated on June 14, 2023

Men, do you want to live a long and healthy life?

Begin today by making your health a priority.

Caring for your physical and mental health includes caring for your body, eating well, getting proper exercise and working to prevent disease.

Key Factors in Men’s Health

According to the Center for Disease Control, the leading causes of death in men is heart disease, diabetes and stroke. Cholesterol levels, unhealthy diet, lack of physical activity and heavy alcohol consumption or drug usage are the most common risk factors for these conditions.

Data shows that men are more likely to experience chronic health issues earlier than women due to their lifestyle, biological and social factors. In America, their life expectancy is 76 years — a whopping five years less than that of females, which is 81 years.

Each June, national Men’s Health Month aims to increase awareness of preventable health problems and encourages early detection — along with treatment — of diseases such as cancer, heart disease and depression. This important awareness month has been observed since June 2002 in the United States.

Dallas College Supports Male Health

Various Dallas College campuses host men’s health events and outreach tables throughout the month. Blue ribbons supporting Men’s Health Month are available at events and in the Information Central offices during June.

Free Health Care for Students

Want to check your health?

Set up a free appointment with the Dallas College Health Center on campus (or just drop in during business hours!). From checking your blood pressure, to screening your vision, these routine checkups are an excellent way to prioritize your health. The health center also staffs a Nurse Help Line so you can speak to a health professional over the phone, rather than simply googling your aches and pains.

The college also offers free support to men’s mental health through Counseling and Psychological Services, which offers appointments online as well as on campus. Meet the counselors and schedule an appointment. Counseling can help you learn about what you are feeling, why you might be feeling it and how to cope.

As you dive into your health, remember that while June is Men’s Health Month, any time is a wonderful time to start making better health choices that will change the trajectory of your life.

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