Father’s Day – Remind Dads to get Their Check Ups

We all know most men don’t like to go for their check ups? My man always went because he was a firefighter and they “have” to go and get yearly check ups. It wasn’t their wife nagging them, it was their boss telling them to go. Well now my husband’s been retired from firefighting and never goes. Well sometimes but as he should.

He had a pre cancer mark on his nose and I finally made him go and the doctor had to do a big flap closure. But had he gone when he first found out it may not have been so bad. Now he has another and the doc wants to do a Moh’s surgery and he scheduled an appointment, then canceled. UGHHH!


Global Influence is kicking off a Father’s Day service campaign today aimed at encouraging dads to get regular check-ups and take care of their health.

Did you know that new research has found that men are 31 percent less likely than women to have visited a doctor within the past year? In fact, men report making fewer routine health care appointments compared with women (56.5 percent vs. 73.8 percent).

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) and the Ad Council are launching a new movement on behalf of their national public service advertising campaign designed to encourage middle-age men to learn which preventive medical tests they need to get and when to get them. Can you help us get the word out about the importance of men’s preventive health care this Father’s Day, during National Men’s Health Week (June 14 – 20) and year round?

What can you do?

Send the men in your life this new e-card for Father’s Day
http://www.dadtothedoc.org

o Ask your husbands, fathers, brothers, etc. to take the health quiz http://www.ahrq.gov/healthymen/quiz.htm

o Encourage the men you know to visit ahrq.gov/healthymen, which provides recommended ages for preventive medical tests, a health care quiz designed to test knowledge of preventive health care, tips for talking with doctors, a glossary of consumer health terms, and links to online resources to find more medical information. Also, keep an eye out for the new PSA’s encouraging dad’s to take care of their health.

This post was written in part as part of a contest at Global Inlfuence, but mostly to make people aware.

Anne

I'm a mother of 2 who likes to get involved in too much! Besides writing here I started a non-profit, I'm on the PTO board, very active in my community and volunteer in the school. I enjoy music, reading, cooking, traveling and spending time with my family. We just adopted our 3rd cat and love them all!

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  1. I just had Moh's surgery two days ago… female, 27. It's been brutal, but I'm thankful for doctors and being proactive. Though really, if I were proactive, I would've gone in 3 years ago when I spotted it to get it removed. It made for a more intense surgery than I ever planned. Thankful for blessings in life.

  2. Michelle says:

    My dad never went to the doctor.
    They found out too late that he had diabetes.
    He was almost totally blind when he died.