It is important to encourage men to take control of their health because men experience poorer health and die younger than women in the U.S. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, boys and men in the United States, on average, die 5.6 years earlier than women and die at higher rates from nine of the top 10 leading causes of death.
The HHS Office of Minority Health reminds men and boys that they can improve their health by seeking medical advice and taking other important steps such as making healthy food choices, staying active, quitting smoking, seeing a health care provider, and taking care of their mental health .
Men’s Health Resources and Publications
- Brother, You’re on My Mind
- Men’s Health and Smoking
- Men’s Health Network website
- Men’s Health Library , Men’s Health Network (MHN) (printable PDFs)
- Men’s Health Info Medline Plus