The week before Father’s Day is Men’s Health Week; 13 screenings for men 50+

June 8th, 2017 No Comments

The Week Before Father’s Day is Men’s Health Week

Men’s Health Week brings awareness to the health issues men have which may be prevented. As men get older, it’s important for them to be more proactive in protecting their health; early detection is key. Screenings go a long way in detecting potential problems.

As men age, in addition to health screenings, note that exercise and eating healthy foods can help men’s bodies resist disease, increase energy levels, boost immunity, recover faster, heighten mental sharpness, and manage chronic health issues better.

In May 1994, President Bill Clinton signed a bill which established National Men’s Health Week. “Recognizing and preventing men’s health problems is not just a man’s issue. Because of its impact on wives, mothers, daughters, and sisters, men’s health is truly a family issue.” —Congressman Bill Richardson, May 1994

13 Health Screenings for Men 50 and Older:

  • Physical Examination every year
  • Blood Pressure taken every year
  • TB Skin Test every five years
  • Blood Tests and Urinalysis every year; these tests can detect high cholesterol, diabetes, kidney function, and thyroid function
  • EKG every year to detect heart abnormalities
  • Tetanus Booster every ten years
  • Rectal Exam every year; screens for colon and prostate cancer, lower rectal problems, and hemorroids
  • PSA Blood Test every year; checks Prostate Specific Antigen levels
  • Hemoccult Screen every year; screens the stool for early indication of colon cancer or polyps
  • Colorectal Health every three-four years; examines for cancer and polyps
  • Chest X-Ray when indicated by a physician
  • Bone Health Screen when indicated by a physician
  • Testosterone Screening when indicated by a physician

Schedule a visit with your health care professional today. For more information about Men’s Health Week/Month, visit

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