Celebrate National Men’s Health Week and Happy Father’s DayCenters for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) sent this bulletin at 06/12/2013 03:12 PM EDT
Below you will find information on new health care options, Father's Day, and ways to live a safer, healthier life.
Test Your Knowledge:
When was the first presidential proclamation honoring fathers issued? Who issued it?
When will individuals and small businesses be able to visit a Health Insurance Marketplace to compare health coverage options and choose the plan that best fits their needs and wallet?
Smoking causes an estimated 90% of what type of cancer deaths in men?
Name nine ways men can lower their risk for heart disease.
(answers are in the above articles, and listed at the bottom)
For more information on men's health visit, www.cdc.gov/men
1. The first presidential proclamation honoring fathers was issued in 1966 when President Lyndon Johnson designated the third Sunday in June as Father's Day.
2. Beginning October 1, 2013, individuals and small business will be able to visit a Health Insurance Marketplace to compare health coverage options and choose the plan that best fits their needs and wallet. In fact, some individuals will be eligible for free or low-cost plans. Coverage will begin as early as January 1, 2014.
3. Smoking causes an estimated 90% of all lung cancer deaths in men.
4. Eat a healthy diet. Exercise regularly. Maintain a healthy weight. Monitor your blood pressure. Don't smoke. Limit alcohol use. Have your cholesterol checked. Manage your diabetes. Take your medicine.