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Celebrate National Men’s Health Week, June 10-16, 2019, with YCH

Yoakum Community Hospital will observe National Men’s Health Week, June 10-16, 2019. Celebrated annually during the week ending on Father’s Day, National Men’s Health Week seeks to heighten the public’s awareness of men’s preventable health problems and encourage the early detection and treatment of gender-based disorders among boys and adult men.

“We all recognize that protecting and preserving the good health and well-being of our men and boys is vital to maintaining the health of our local communities,” said Karen Barber, CEO, Yoakum Community Hospital. “National Men’s Health Week provides us with this special opportunity to focus on and actively alert our men and boys to the benefits of living a healthy life style.”

“Especially during this week, we encourage all men to evaluate both their mental and physical health and to focus on living a healthy lifestyle,” said Karen Barber. “While there are many factors that contribute to a healthy life—including diet, exercise, stress management, and mental and emotional wellness—one of the most important practices is to regularly visit the doctor and the dentist.”

Senator Bob Dole and Congressman Bill Richardson, supported by the Men’s Health Network, created the men’s health awareness period. Passed by Congress and signed into law as Men’s Health Week by President Clinton in 1994, Men’s Health Week was expanded to include the entire month of June in the late 1990s.

“We encourage our husbands, fathers, sons and all men everywhere to take advantage of the knowledge and opportunities that Men’s Health Week offers,” said Karen Barber. “Staying healthy is a key to a long, fulfilling and productive life. Following the guidelines and principles proposed by Men’s Health Week is a vital component of achieving that goal.”

Please call our Yoakum Family Practice Clinic today at (361) 293-7061 for help in finding a provider to meet your health care needs. To learn more about Yoakum Family Practice and our services, please visit www.yoakumhospital.org